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May 31

Your Sunsets Are Numbered!

I had a couple of things happen to me this past week. First, I traveled to the Cayman Islands for an HR conference and some vacation. I’m in love with the Cayman Islands. Great people, the most beautiful water you’ll ever see and mind changing sunsets.  I swam with Stingrays and Sea Turtles. I saved my […]

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May 27

The Tim Sackett Commencement Speech

It’s that time of year when universities and high schools go through graduation ceremonies and we celebrate educational achievements.  It’s also that time of year when you get bombarded with every great commencement speech ever given.  There is clearly a recipe for giving a great commencement speech.  Here are the ingredients: 1. Make the graduates […]

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May 12

Michael J Fox’s Perspective on Co-Workers #WorkHuman

Michael J. Fox was one of the closing day keynotes at the WorkHuman conference this year, and he killed it like you expect. One of the key takeaways I took from his talk was in regards to all those people you work with on a day to day basis. Mike Fox laid out two things […]

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May 5

Don’t Apply to College if You’re White, Middle Class and Male

I heard a female comedian the other day say one of the truest things I’ve ever heard: Look, if you’re a white dude, and you’re failing in America, you’re really a failure! You’re like the definition of failure! You can’t be a white dude and complain about how hard life is. If you’re a white […]

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Apr 27

The 3 Conference Speakers You’ll See At a Conference Near You

I was sitting at an HR conference last week next to my friend, Laurie Ruettimann, listening to someone talk about something they did at some company and made this statement: “You know, you only see three types of conference speakers.” We were bored. We start talking in the back like the bad kids in class. So, […]

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Apr 13

The Most Average Place on Earth

I was on Spring Break last week and I took my wife and two youngest sons to California. First, let me say, SoCal was pretty great! 70’s and Sunny, like 8 days in a row. I don’t think I’ve seen 70s and sunny for eight straight days in Michigan, ever! We stayed in Hermosa Beach. […]

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Mar 31

Reruns – Beautiful Things Don’t Ask For Attention

It’s Spring Break in Michigan, so I’m going to step away from the daily grind and throw some Reruns at you! You guys remember Rerun, from What’s Happening? (look it up, kids!) So, enjoy the Reruns, they’re some of my favorites! Originally ran January 2013 –  Over the holidays, I got a chance to see […]

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Feb 22

I’m a Hero!

I worked on my day off… I worked after hours… I worked on the weekend… I worked on a holiday… I worked when no one else was working… I worked without getting paid… I worked when I said I wouldn’t… I worked more than you… And because of this, I’m a hero, and you’re not. […]

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Dec 10

Sackett’s Guide to Visiting Sydney – Part 2

Continued from yesterday’s Part 1 post. From my recent travels to Sydney, Australia, here are my ‘take aways’ from my trip. Sydney is great! Make sure to check out my first post as well, otherwise you’ll lose the context of this one! Enjoy. –Sydney is a walking city. It’s like a mini-New York City, but […]

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Oct 28

If You’re Going To Do It, Do It Now!

I have three sons, two of which are college age-ish (one if college, one on his way).  They can do anything right now!  If they wanted, they could fill a backpack and walk the earth. No one is going to stop them, in fact, many will congratulate them for taking this leap while they’re young. […]

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