It’s Lonely At the Top!

Posted by on May 3, 2016
It’s Lonely At the Top!
3 Irrefutable Principles Dealing with Leadership Loneliness As a CHRO, I coached corporate and nonprofit executive senior leadership - the C-suite, board members, and high-potentials. In my experience coaching both new leaders and seasoned executives, I learned a great deal about the people who lead organizations. Both my experience and the research confirms that its lonely at the top of…continue reading →

It’s Time for HR to be a True Business Partner

Posted by on April 22, 2016
It’s Time for HR to be a True Business Partner
Find Your HR Leadership Impact Zone When I started in HR I struggled and worked to learn the right things to do for our company and our employees. As my career grew I continued to learn and adjust to evolving organizational needs and new methods to get the HR job done! It’s not easy being a senior human resources leader.…continue reading →

Let It Go! Motivating Your Team

Posted by on April 18, 2016
Let It Go! Motivating Your Team
I’m often asked to give motivational speeches for corporations, associations, not for profits, civic groups, high schools and universities. Over the years I’ve learned a lot about these events, and I have had successes and failure as I have developed the Marv Russell Brand. Each of us are different and we each learn and respond in our own style, at…continue reading →

Moving Forward After Job Loss

Posted by on April 18, 2016
Moving Forward After Job Loss
You lost your job: Now What? You are in a panic and your benefits are running out. You are close to or are already dipping into your 401K. You've applied for jobs you've seen online, but no offers. I understand: let’s deal with it! this article originally appeared on LinkedIn 4 Things to Do When You Lose Your Job 1.…continue reading →

Over 50 Career Transition: What Do I Do Tomorrow?

Posted by on April 10, 2016
Over 50 Career Transition: What Do I Do Tomorrow?
On a Friday afternoon, I got a call from a professional colleague and friend. His voice was cracking. He was in shock, “Oh my god, I’m 55 years old and just when everything is going well, it all falls apart and my job is gone! Marv what do I do? I have a family to support and a kid just…continue reading →

Bring Your Child to Work Day-ly

Posted by on April 4, 2016
Bring Your Child to Work Day-ly
Adam Laroche was not a victim in this crazy dispute over bringing “my son to work, each and every day.” I don’t care what his performance is or how much money he makes. I don’t care what the other players say and I’m sure Laroche’s son is a great kid. I’ve been a senior HR guy for a number of…continue reading →

Intern hiring season is upon us: Are you prepared?

Posted by on February 22, 2016
Intern hiring season is upon us: Are you prepared?
Intern hiring season is upon us. Student interns require an investment in time and training. I'm a big advocate of hiring interns for your organization: in fact, I wrote a book for students explaining what companies want and need from interns, and am finalizing another book to help companies manage and grow their internship programs. An article in PR Daily: 3 ways hiring marketing interns…continue reading →

Cam Newton: A Test of Leadership

Posted by on February 12, 2016
Cam Newton: A Test of Leadership
A Lesson for Cam Newton and His Generation Cam Newton Walked Out On Super Bowl Interview It's not always what you say, it's how you say it. The media, sports fans, parents and pretty much everyone else went nuts this week when Cam Newton said: You show me a good loser and I'm going to show you a loser. What the media neglected…continue reading →

5 Steps for Creating a D&I Leadership Coalition of Support

Posted by on February 1, 2016
5  Steps for Creating a D&I Leadership Coalition of Support
Leaders often talk great, but walk poorly. Last week I had an opportunity to speak via a live webinar to group of about 100 HR professionals on Building Your Diverse and Inclusive Organization.  We had a spirited dialogue over many of the topics and points discussed. I was extremely appreciative that this group truly opened their minds and were ready and willing…continue reading →

5 Failure Points that Destroy Diversity Initiatives

Posted by on January 25, 2016
5 Failure Points that Destroy Diversity Initiatives
How do your current and future employees view you? Employer branding is how companies position themselves to be an employer of choice: the company current and future employees want to work for. The employer has an active strategy and campaign to demonstrate and communicate the benefits of working for their organization. Employer branding is not a new concept in the world of…continue reading →