Stuff the Capitalist (aka KD) Likes: The Band "Against Me"

Who am I?  Who cares?  Good questions.  It's my site, so I'm going dig in once in a awhile by telling you more about who I am – via a "Stuff I Like" series.  Nothing too serious, just exploring the micro-niche that resides at the base of all of our lives.  Potshots encouraged in the…

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The Top 10 Reasons Recognition Programs Fail…

A valued reader weighs in below on why Recognition programs fail in reaction to this column I wrote over at Workforce.com… Thanks Ron! —————————————————– At 75, I have witnessed several formal Recognition Programs and have seen the flaws in all of them.   The downsides overweigh the upsides. 1. There is never a substitute for daily…

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"Framing" – You Can’t Be a Top Performer Without It…

As I've grown in my career, I've noticed that the best talent – not good talent, not good to great talent, but the best – has one thing in common. The most talented people consistently "frame" their goals, work and outcomes via varied communication strategies. What is Framing?  As I've watched the best among you…

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What World Class HR Looks Like…

Was working on a webinar deck this morning related to this title. Here's what I came up with, take a look and let me know what you think.  I'll share the webinar link when it goes live…. ———————————————————– WHAT WORLD CLASS HR LOOKS LIKE You know them – they’re the HR pros that make it…

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Why Is This Manager Riding Your ### In The (NFL) Workplace?

Capitalist Note: Please make it stop.  This slow season on the sports front is killing me. Can football go ahead and get here so we have some meaningful programming?  No, baseball doesn't count – sorry – at either the pro level or the Little League World Series level.  BTW, while I'm ranting, when did Little…

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The Solar Eclipse Killed Work Productivity in America…

OK – that title's click bait, but wait, don't leave. First up, Reuters DID report that American employers saw at least $694 million in missing output from the roughly 20 minutes that outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas estimated workers took out of their workday on Monday, Aug. 21 to stretch their legs, head outside the…

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