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HR SCI-FI: When Everything Is Free

Check out this excerpt from “The Big Moo”: “What if your company’s business model was like that of public broadcasting? That is, all of your products [and services] are free. You can only earn revenue by convincing your customers to donate money that represents of their value of of your product.” The book goes on to point out that thousands of public radio stations …

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The ONLY Guide To Office Halloween Costumes You’ll EVER Need

FIRST THINGS FIRST: Should You Wear A Costume To Work For Halloween? If there’s been any kind of official messaging advising against dressing up for Halloween… stop here. You’re probably better off showing up tomorrow in your blue blazer or pencil skirt. Sorry chump – no Halloween for you. If dressing up will in some way prevent or hinder your …

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TRAVEL ETIQUETTE 101: No Ugly Crying At Strangers On Planes

My job involves some travel to facilitate the leadership development series we’re creating. I’m hardly a road warrior at this point in my career, but traveling for work has meant I’ve seen some questionable behavior on planes and in airports.  I’m not talking about your baby crying. I’m talking about the kinds of things where you instinctively think “didn’t your mama teach you not …

Fancy Show Chickens

Yesterday morning was a  Whole Foods for breakfast kind of morning. On our way out, we came upon a lady  promoting her livestock feed outside the store with her pet chickens. I learned  about different chicken breeds. Honestly, I hadn’t even considered that there were multiple breeds of chicken.  Best of all – I got to hang with Capt. Jack Sparrow. …

John Oliver On The Pay Gap

I caught a few minutes of John Oliver’s show on HBO the other night in my hotel room in Houston. He took on the gender pay gap and why it actually matters. Plus, he was pretty funny. Here’s a minute long clip: That’s from the beginning of the segment. Watch the whole thing here (it’s about 7 minutes long). He …

Some Things Can’t Be Unseen

Have you ever accidentally seen something you were never supposed to see? And it really wasn’t that extraordinary but you still can’t unsee it? That happened to me this morning on my way into the office. Picture it: You’re on my way into the office this morning when you’re passed by another car. You notice it happens to be the car of an acquaintance, so …

STOP THIS NOW… Because Chelsea Says So

Saturday feels like the right time to divert from my normal subject matter. Today, I’m talking about something I want people to stop doing right now. It’s a simple request: Stop posting your ‘come hither’ photos to social media. Seriously. Not quite sure what a ‘come hither’ photo is? It’s a selfie in which the subject strikes a pose, facial …