You Can Go Home Again

I had the most endearing experience this past week, a homecoming of sorts. No, it didn’t involve football, or any other socially-close behavior. No travel either, other than maybe a bit of time travel which I don’t believe is covered by our current state of semi-lockdown. It was a tweet chat. For those whose knowledge […]

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Will this Job Fit You?

Managers are challenged every day to make sure they have the right person in the right job. Job descriptions, position requirements, and requisition procedures are supposed to make the process easier, but they rarely ask the real question: Is this person the right fit for us – and are we the right fit for them? […]

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Three Rules for Firing People

I did executive career counseling long before ‘You’re fired!” became a meme. That’s how I got to thinking about how end of a job is similar to the end of life. Having made this connection, three guiding principles came into focus. They are: Maintain a ‘least restrictive’ environment. This means allowing the dying person the latitude to do what they need or want to […]

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On Being Clueful and Caring About It

I’ve taken to using the word ‘cluefulness’ and all its glorious variants because I’m tired of hearing people say that people they don’t agree with are clueless. Listen up: that language misses the point, and here’s why. First of all, people who don’t have a clue don’t realize what they are missing. Duh. Why would […]

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