A Business Owner’s Take on Super Bowl Sunday

January 28, 2012 0

My husband and I visited one of our favorite places today, Johnny B’s. It’s a great burger and brew place, and the owner transformed it from the original dive bar it was into one of the premier sports bars in east county. We saw a sign announcing Johnny B’s would be closed after 2:00 PM […]

Volunteering at the SUPERFROG!

September 25, 2011 0

I had the opportunity to volunteer at the SUPERFROG Triathlon this past September 11, and it was an amazing event. For the non-triathletes out there, SUPERFROG is the oldest triathlon in the world, older even than the Hawaii Ironman. Founded in 1978, SUPERFROG was the answer to the news that John Collins (the founder of […]

It’s a stretch, but can you remember this?

September 17, 2010 3

I like to follow other bloggers around the blogosphere, and a few days ago Charlie Judy, aka @hrfishbowl, wrote a piece in which he referenced the extraordinarily overused HR phrase “We need to get a seat at the table.” That phrase, of course, has become shop-worn and turned into another business cliché, and that’s pretty […]

The Accountability Trap

September 10, 2010 1

Note: this article was originally written for Human resources IQ, as part of their Talent Management Series. One of the big buzzwords these days is “accountability,” as in “hold your people accountable!” The problem, however, is that people, namely management, forget the second part of the equation: if you are going to hold your people […]