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Aug 4

Great Talent Supports Great Talent

Too often leaders put up with a great talent who’s shitty to other employees. The belief is that because the employee is so talented we should be willing to put up with how they treat others. It happens all the time in organizations! All. The. Time. Ichiro Suzuki is a very successful Major League Baseball player […]

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Jul 21

The Rooney Rules Killed NFL Diversity Hiring

What the heck is the Rooney Rule? “The Rooney Rule is a National Football League policy that requires league teams to interview minority candidates for head coaching and senior football operation jobs. It is sometimes cited as an example of affirmative action, though there is no quota or preference given to minorities in the hiring […]

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Jun 17

The 8 Man Rotation – 2015 Season – HR & Sports!

So, about seven years ago some HR nerds and basketball junkies thought it would be a good idea to take all of our sports-related blog posts and throw them into a book. The 8 Man Rotation ebook was born. Since that time, each year, the professor Matt Stollack after finishing grading all of his finals, […]

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Feb 11

The 2014 #8ManRotation eBook is Here!

I’ve got some buddies in the HR industry: Matt Stollak (aka The Professor), Lance Haun, Steve Boese and Kris Dunn.  Five guys who like HR, love sports and we all write about it many times throughout the year.  Back in 2010 we decided, with the majority of heavy lifting done the Professor, to put all these […]

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Jul 2

Dad Ball!

Yo! I’m on vacation this week, don’t try and come rob my house, it’s a ‘staycation’!  I’m going to run some oldies but goodies so I can let my creative juices focus on Gin and Tonics. Here you go: This one goes out to a special friend who is going through this right now! Let […]

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May 30

The 8 Man Rotation 2013 Edition

I’ve got some buddies in the HR industry: Matt Stollak, Lance Haun, Steve Boese and Kris Dunn.  Five guys who like HR, love sports and we all write about it many times throughout the year.  Back in 2010 we decided, with the majority of heavy lifting done the Professor, to put all these posts together […]

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May 23

The Best Sports Related Job Ever!

Do you know what the ingredients are to the best sports related job ever? 1. Basketball 2. The 5th Richest person in the world 3. Beautiful weather, water and beaches 4. A Gigantic Yacht with a basketball court on it. Mix all that together and you get one of the best jobs ever invented!   Pulled […]

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Jan 10

Hiring Back An Employee Who Left You

Did you see what happened last week on the college football carousel?  The University of Louisville hired their ex-coach, and current Western Kentucky Coach, Bobby Petrino.  For those who don’t know the Bobby Petrino story check out his detailed coaching timeline on SB Nation (it’s awesome!) – I’ll give you a five second tour: I. […]

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Dec 3

External Hires Are Sexier

It was announced last night that the University of Southern California (USC) will hire the University of Washington’s head coach, and former USC assistant, Steve Sarkisian.  It was been an up-and-down season for USC who fired their head coach, Lane Kiffin, halfway through the season after starting 3 -2.  Kiffin was replaced by current assistant […]

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Nov 11

How many hours of work are too many?

An article out last week on NFL.com spoke to the Detroit Lions head coach’s, Jim Schwartz, work schedule which averages 100 hours per week!  That’s break that down: – 7 days * 24 hours = 168 total hours in a week – 100 work week / 7 days = 14.2 hours per day What does […]

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