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Lesson #3 From #MarchMadness: Unique Talent Helps Cinderella Hang With The Big Boys...

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 10:46
Capitalist Note: Throwing a couple of talent/business lessons I was reminded of as I watched the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament this year. March Madness has something for all of us. I think this is the last one - enjoy! My... Kris Dunn
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Lesson #2 from #March Madness: Being Conservative Can Get You Beat (UMBC Cinderella Rule)

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 08:08
Capitalist Note: Throwing a couple of talent/business lessons I was reminded of as I watched the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament this year. March Madness has something for all of us. Some organizations/teams play to win. Assertiveness rules the day, which... Kris Dunn
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Lesson #1 From #MarchMadness - Uniqueness Is Always an Advantage...

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 08:09
Capitalist Note: Throwing a couple of talent/business lessons I was reminded of as I watched the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament this year. March Madness has something for all of us. Sometimes it's better to zig when others are zagging from... Kris Dunn
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ADJUST/EVOLVE: The Biggest Thing I've Learned In The Last 5 Years...

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 11:44
Quick thought on a Monday. I've been lucky to have a great career in the world of HR and recruiting. I've been active on the side in basketball as well. The two are interconnected when it comes to times that... Kris Dunn
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Welcome to the Hoops Coaches Absolutely Losing their **** Conference Room...

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 06:26
Capitalist Note - March Madness starts today. I'm re-running a post from a few years back on a conference room theme I think would absolutely rock. Survive and advance, people. Survive and advance. ------------------ At Kinetix, we have some themed... Kris Dunn
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How Your HR Coordinator Can Steal 200K From Your Company...

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 11:30
HR Coordinators who read my blog - don't do this. No matter how dumb you may feel the person/organization you work for is, you'll eventually pay the price. Of course, you'll have some nice vacations leading up to that. You'll... Kris Dunn
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HBR Research on Complexity of Promoting High-Performers to Management Roles...

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 09:11
The best widget-maker becomes the widget-maker manager. Which means we promote the people who are best in the functional area role, right? And sometimes it's an absolute disaster. We've all been there. We promoted someone because they were strong as... Kris Dunn
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The Five Most Important Things To Do To Show The World You're Freaking Awesome at What You Do...

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 10:33
Professional awesomeness. You've got it. The world needs to know about it. I've mentioned in the past that you need a plan if you want real career traction. Some of my rants have focused on the reality that you have... Kris Dunn
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Miss Robin - A Story on the Value of Employee Retention...

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 10:47
Take a look at this Instagram post below (email subscribers, click through if you can't see it) and I'll tell you more after the jump: So here's your backstory on this-- I spoke Monday in Atlanta in front of a... Kris Dunn
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T-Mobile: Sometimes People Strategy is Zigging When Everyone Else Is Zagging...

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 06:33
This blog is generally about HR. One thing about HR though - the best HR leaders generally help their clients (internal leaders of business units and functional areas) think differently about business problems. Since the solution to most business problems... Kris Dunn
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Age Bias and the PricewaterhouseCoopers Case...

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 08:38
Hey companies filling your employment coffers with low priced talent! You might want to take a look at the numbers... In case you missed it, PricewaterhouseCoopers took an Age Discrimination case in 2016. Some legal details from the site that's... Kris Dunn
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My Best Snoring at Work Story...

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 08:23
Tim Sackett hates people who snore on planes. He's right. He also thinks it's a form of dramatic low self awareness that shows you shouldn't hire that person. He's right there, too. Let's face it, the guy/gal (I've sat next... Kris Dunn
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The Dysfunction of Running Teams Where Everyone Has a Voice...

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 08:46
Somebody's got to be in charge. --Quote from random assertive people everywhere ------------------------------ My good friend Tim Sackett had a post earlier this week on The Cancer of Speaking Up. Go check out that post, because I immediately had flashbacks... Kris Dunn
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LEADERSHIP: How The 1998 Chicago Bulls Eliminated Dissension and Reached Their Goal....

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 08:41
I'm not a big gimmick/team-building exercise guy. I find most team-building stuff to be a little forced, although I will say that I always dread it and emerge from it with some type of positive. The positive I get is... Kris Dunn
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The Bain "Expert Generalist" Model and the Increasing Value of a Liberal Arts Degree...

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 09:28
With all the talk of automation and AI changing the nature of jobs in the future, one question we should all be asking (especially those of us with kids) is "what degrees, education and skills are going to have the... Kris Dunn
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Would You Rather Have High Trust/Marginal Talent or High Talent/Marginal Trust?

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 05:51
That's a loaded/trick question. You probably reacted to that by thinking, "we have nothing if we don't have trust". To me, I'm not sure - I think it depends on your definition of trust. Do you think trust is integrity... Kris Dunn
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Your City or County Probably Doesn't Break Even On Amazon Distribution Center Jobs...

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 11:46
With all the talk about Amazons's 2nd Headquarters campaign and where that project will land, it seems appropriate to examine the economic impact of the less lofty Amazon distribution center. These smaller projects from Amazon are often highly contested, with... Kris Dunn
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President's Day is a Time to Reflect - About What Your Official Holidays Are... (Bonus - My Top 5 Presidents)

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 11:20
Happy President's Day, suckers. Who's actually off on President's Day? More people than you might think. Check out this graph of the percentage of US offices closed on various holidays (email subscribers, click through if you don't see the graph... Kris Dunn
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HR Capitalist Definitions: "Battlefield Promotion"

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 06:48
Business slang - it's everywhere. Sometimes you need an interpreter, someone to tell you not to drink the tap water, etc. I'm here to help, at least on the talent side. Let's start with the business slang term "Battlefield Promotion":... Kris Dunn
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HR AND CATHOLIC (or not): "You've Got a Little Smudge Up There"...

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 11:03
Reflections from a past Ash Wednesday: The year is 2002. A young HR Capitalist is running a field region of HR for a Fortune 500. He's attending national HR meetings in St. Louis (shout out to Nelly - maybe NSFW... Kris Dunn
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