Carlos Escobar

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Why talent is so often suppressed

There is a scene from David Bowie’s iconic 1970s movie, the ‘Man Who Fell to Earth’. At the end of the story, the Martian (played by Bowie) is being …

Make it Personal, HR

<b>We have a moral and ethical obligation to empower people to live and work to their full potential.</b><p>HR at its best works hard to live up that …

Everyone Needs a Coach

<b>A good coach helps you see the forest for the trees.</b><p>They give you feedback that you can’t give yourself. They know when to push you. They know when …

Schadenfreude

Employee Engagement: Action Not Words

You can’t talk your way into an engaged workforce.<p>It would be nice if you could.<p>We’d live in a completely different world if all you had to do was …

Employee Engagement

Think Individuals NOT Generations

<b>As a general rule, it’s not a good idea to put people into broad categories and then make assumptions based on those categories.</b><p>At a coaching …

Leadership

Tools You Can Use: Habits, AudioBooks, Checklists

One of the unexpected, but productive side topics that consistently emerge in my classes is the use of tools, apps, and technology to improve …

Productivity

The Month That Was: January 2017

January came and went like the Dallas Cowboy’s playoff hopes and dreams.<p>There was a LOT going on last month, so let’s get right to it. Here are the …

San Antonio

Technically Successful Projects Are The Worst

Projects that are “technically” successful are the worst.<p>I’m not talking about successful projects in general. I’m referring to projects that earn …

Project Management

Busy Isn’t Better: STOP Multitasking

<b>One of the most important things you can do when you are overwhelmed is to focus on one or two things.</b><p>Easier said than done, huh?<p>I consistently work …

Time Management

Resist Hate

The nature of our politics gives us plenty to fear.<p>If not for the sake of the policy decisions forthcoming in 2017 and beyond, then for the sake of a …

Some Great Opportunity Stands Before You

“You may be 38 years old, as I happen to be.<p>And one day, some great opportunity stands before you and calls you to stand up for some great principle, …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Normalize THIS in 2017: Performance Feedback and Accountability

<i>Originally posted on LinkedIn on January 15, 2017:</i><p>Performance feedback should be easy to do, provoke a thoughtful conversation, and feel safe for you …

Employment

2016: A Year In Review

Bamberger Park, San Antonio TX<p>Every so often I question the importance of writing this blog. Every once and a while, it just feels like work. But …

San Antonio

Personal Growth Category Archives - Jeffbullas's Blog

Ever had a request for a meeting from your manager? My boss wanted to have quick catchup. Nothing unusual about that. It happened all the […]<p>I sat …

Self-improvement

Celebrating the FLSA Rule Delay? Good Luck With That.

<b>Brazenly celebrating the postponement/blocking of the new FLSA rules is exactly why employees don’t feel that HR has their best interests in …

Human Resources

Five Minutes on The Election, Running, and Bon Iver

I haven’t written in two weeks, and I’m pretty rusty.<p>To get back on track I’m falling back on one of my old “writer’s block” busting tricks. I’m …

Indie Music

Your Employees Don’t Need a Pep Talk

Your employees don’t need a pep talk.<p>What they need, are clear expectations and consistent, actionable feedback.<p><b>Pep talks are easy. Providing</b> …

Employee Engagement

A former Marine uses the '2-minute rule' to help mental toughness clients tackle stress at work

In this case, the game is the "2-minute rule." Here's how it works.<p>Say your boss announces that he expects you to submit a project by 5 p.m. today. You know there's no way you can do that — you've got other assignments on your plate and just gathering the necessary resources to start the project …

Time To Think Is A Choice!

To a hammer, everything looks like a nail.<p>You’ve heard it before.<p>In today’s post, however, I’d like to put a little twist on this statement. At work, …

Project Management

9 New Skills That Could Make You More Attractive to Employers

When you get to the bottom of your resume, you don’t want to have to list “word processing” as your only skill. And while you <i>could</i> call yourself a …

Bestselling business author Dan Pink shares 2 simple exercises to make work bearable if you hate your job

Maybe you feel like the work doesn't play into your skills and strengths; maybe your boss is a bully. Just because you're miserable doesn't necessarily mean you can up and leave without another gig lined up.<p>Fortunately, there are a few simple strategies for making the most of a negative work …

6 golden rules to learn anything in record time

The speed at which we learn anything can determine the quality of our lives.<p>Imagine if you could pick up that skill you’ve always wanted to learn, in a matter of months versus years. How would that affect your life?<p>Blockchain and cryptocurrency news minus the bullshit.Visit Hard Fork.CLICK …

Motivation

3 soon-to-be social media trends you can profit on

What is the next big wave of social media?<p>Maybe it’s Peach — or another hot new social network. Maybe it’s a strategy like posting times or text faces.<p>It’s really hard to say!<p>(And yet here I am saying it…)<p>To ride the wave of <b>the next big thing in social media</b>, it often takes a lot of …

Schedule Your Work in Five Stages to Get Through Crazy Long Work Weeks

Some days (or weeks or months), you just have to push through a ton of work. Here’s a strategy that could help you keep your sanity during those …

Brainstorming