Work-Life Balance: A Bad Concept That Ignores The Real Problem

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

By Jason

Previously published on

Work-life balance is one of those concepts I love to hate. Here’s why:

The notion of work-life balance is artificial at best, and at worst, it’s a false way of describing a very serious problem that exists in our workplaces.

Work is part of life — no work, no money, and no money, no food or roof to live under or (insert other necessity of survival here).…

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Posted by Bulletproof Talent on 06/20 at 05:16 AM
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Flipping the Script on Feedback

By Jason

Published previously on

Once upon a time, I was charged with implementing talent management for the company where I worked.

I eagerly took on the task and, with the help of a crafty consultant; we built an elegant competency-driven program.

As with any good talent management program, this one required managers to engage in a competency assessment for each of their people. And, as you probably know, talent assessment requires…

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Posted by Bulletproof Talent on 06/20 at 05:08 AM
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Would You Rather Be Right or Happy at Work?

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

By Cy

This post originally published on Cy's Fast Company expert blog.

There are two distinct camps in the business world today--leaders whose teams have failed to measure up and instead do nothing more than deliver excuses, and leaders whose teams have delivered results in spite of the same difficult circumstances. The difference between the two? The path that the leaders chose to take.

The first path usually begins when a leader…

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Posted by Bulletproof Talent on 06/13 at 08:09 AM
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Are you Managing for Engagement or Performance?

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

By Jason

Originally published on the Swith and Shift blog by invitation of our friend, Shawn Murphy.  

My four year old daughter recently took up playing her first team sport, soccer.  As any parent who has had a young child in soccer knows, it’s quite a spectacle to behold when you turn loose six youngsters on a soccer field.  They play three on three games, no score kept.  It’s all about teaching…

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Posted by Bulletproof Talent on 05/29 at 11:48 AM
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Take our Survey: How do you feel about Employee Engagement Surveys?

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

We are curious.  

What do you think about employee surveys?  

Are people honest when they take these surveys?  

Do they help the company improve?  

We want to know what you think.  Please take our short survey here.  It will only takes a couple of minutes and if you are interested in getting a copy of the results, you can provide your email address at the end of the survey and…

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Posted by Bulletproof Talent on 05/16 at 07:17 AM
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