Beware The Recruiting Friend Zone

Beware The Recruiting Friend Zone

There are plenty of lessons to be learned from Jerry Maguire – sales, relationships, the meaning of quan – but my favorite has always been the firing scene. It’s not show friends, it’s show business. Indeed my recruiting brethren, and we would do well to remember that. I can’t be the only one that struggles […]

In Defense of Downtime Outside of the Workplace

In Defense of Downtime Outside of the Workplace Ahhh, vacation. In about two weeks I’ll be headed to backwoods Illinois by way of St. Louis to spend 7 glorious days with friends and family. I know it still several days away, but I’m already calling friends and family for weather updates and planning my wardrobe. […]

When I Grow Up…#Recruiter

“…I SO want to be a recruiter.” So says my ten year old daughter Kelsey over lunch last week. Personally, I think she was slightly influenced by playing games at the Microsoft Visitors Center, walking through campus, and finally enjoying her grilled cheese sandwich with (free!) root beer. “Visit Mommy At Work” days always brings […]

Straight Talk About Trash Talk

I am a DIE-HARD Seattle sports fan. In baseball, I’ve supported the Seattle Mariners since the 90’s, even through that awful Ichiro trade to the Yankees. I’m still smarting over my beloved Seahawks stolen Super Bowl against the Steelers. Yet here we are again… ready to take on the Broncos. Sweet, sweet redemption. Straight Talk […]