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I think that Jason is several miles away today participating in the annual Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa.  (Ride like the wind brother, and drink lots of water!) Since he is away, it seems appropriate for me to run my mouth a little. Anarchy. I know.  It throws people off a little bit.  In fact, the word anarchy makes some sphincters pucker up just a little.  But Jason [...]

Jason- We have both been pretty busy the past few weeks, so the bloggity-blog has been kind of quiet.  This has been a busy conference season for me and after a couple of months of these loosely connected and overlapping conversations with bunches of different people about innovation, culture, recruiting, talent, inclusion, leadership and business, I am left with this one idea… Caring is the difference maker. Are you and [...]

Jason- Great post, and Recruitfest was a tasty event for sure. It was very cool to be part of some really cool conversations and a groundbreaking event. One of my favorite parts of the day was the conversation around the “Candidate Bill of Rights” that you were a part of. Personally, I do not care what it is called. Bill of Rights. Manifesto. Our Big Fat Hairy Promises. I think [...]

Jason- Organizations are conformist by nature. Some organizations are really conformist and some not so much, but there is always some degree of conformity…that is true of any social group actually. Conformity is the cost of membership. Too much conformity can be really, really bad and you can see examples of this ranging from Enron to Nazi Germany. Too much conformity has always been problematic, but conformity in general has [...]

Categories: Authenticity, inclusion, Joe

Joe, Do you bring your full self to work?  This is a question that I know we are both very interested in because the answer to this question is so often “no” for some many of us, and yet the reasons underlying this answer are so complicated. I’ve been meaning to write a post on this subject for some time, but hadn’t committed to do it until I saw Trish [...]

Categories: Authenticity, culture, Jason