Can Underperformers Be Helped?

       The short answer is “yes.”  The “how” is the hard part.  Most all managers have had the experience of supervising a poor performer.  The typical response is to adopt a “wait and see” approach in the hope the individual will self-correct.  This hardly ever...

Let’s Hear It For Unglamorous First Jobs

    I recently spoke with a college student interested in a career in HR who asked me which job I had held in the past that led to my promotion to Global Vice President of Human Resources.  I replied “Every job I ever had before I got into HR.” My first paying job was...