October 8, 2018

Gandhi said, “Be the change you want to see in the world.” For a long time, I thought I understood what he meant, but I was only partially enlightened. It wasn’t until I faced obstacles that stopped me in my tracks that I began to understand what he meant. Are you wait...

September 24, 2018

As the web is being inundated with more and more job platforms, we are seeing a drastic change in the hiring game. The problem with Indeed, ZipRecruiter, CareerBuilder, and similar platforms is that everyone uses them. Doesn’t sound so bad, right? More jobs, more optio...

April 9, 2018

In the professional realm, there seems to be a constant struggle between the hard skills you need to perform the tasks that govern your career choice and the soft skills that are needed to develop relationships and effectively communicate with those around you. Often,...

March 5, 2018

When should you hire a recruiter? It can be a difficult decision to hire an agency outside of your organization to assist with recruiting. However, a professional recruiter can save you time, fill positions when needed, and zero in on the best candidate for the role. T...

February 12, 2018

Every Sunday, I take dad to the grocery store. On the way, we stop by a big-box hardware store to pick up two 5-gallon jugs of water. The emptied returned jugs are supposed to be processed through a shoot, into a bin, followed by a return receipt. This is only in theor...

October 17, 2017

Remote workers are becoming a regular occurrence in the workplace, feeding the fire of the great debate: Are remote workers less productive? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 24 percent of workers did some or all of their work at home in 2015. But even as we...

September 25, 2017

While attending a meeting last week, my wife was surprised to learn that many of those gathered didn’t like email and attempted to avoid using it. The group was discussing how to follow up the meeting when about one-third expressed their disdain for email. For my wife,...

August 21, 2017

A mentee sent me a copy of a letter she’d written for an organization where she mentors high school students. She’d been asked to write about a mentor that had impacted her. She chose me. My favorite thing she said was, “Randy taught me that silliness shouldn’t just be...

June 20, 2017

Whopper

- cheese

- pickle

- ketchup

This was the last list I made in an airport on my way home from Florida. I'm the type of person who can remember a face, someone's favorite hobby, or even someone's whole life story ... but ask me to remember a name or what my life partn...

June 15, 2017

Where should I start? Was it the horrible Folgers coffee with the weird chemical skim and powdered creamer that accompanied it (which only worked when the so-called “coffee” was McDonald’s-style hot) which made me rethink my career in an office environment? Or maybe it...

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