Talent Management

Be a First Line Manager

Understanding team management first hand can have lasting career impact.

One of the most valuable early career experiences I had was as a first line manager. I’d completed this job rotation in a highly operational environment where results were reported and evaluated at the close of every day. Gaining this familiarity with managing people and output was instructive for two reasons. First, first line managers have a significant amount of…

There’s a Lesson Learned in a Fire Chief’s Incendiary Posts

It is our job as employers to educate our employees about living in this new online world.

When I’m not lawyering, I’m speaking in public. And one of the topics on which I’ve been focusing of late is the balance between an employee’s privacy and an employer’s right to know. One of the themes of this talk is that social media has irreparably blurred the line between one’s personal persona and one’s professional persona, and that employees…