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OK - this post is half serious, half just because I wanted to re-broadcast the following quotes from the Charlie Sheen interview with ABC News:

“I’m not bi-polar, I’m bi-winning. I win here and I win there.” Charlie-sheen-jail_0

“It’s been a tsunami of media and I’ve been riding it on a mercury surfboard.”

“The only thing I’m addicted to right now is winning.”

“I’m tired of pretending I’m not special. I’m tired of pretending I’m not a total bitchin’ rock star from Mars.”

“People can’t figure me out, they can’t process me, I don’t expect them to. You can’t process me with the normal brain.”

“I’m an F-18, bro, and I will destroy you in the air and deploy my ordnance to the ground.”

Now for the serious part. Charlie Sheen is crazy.  You and I both know that.  However, the shock and awe nature and quotability of these and other comments provide something for the rock star HR pro to ponder.  Consider if you revamped a few of these statements as follows:

“It’s been a tsunami of poor performance and I’ve been riding it on a mercury surfboard.” (You're helping managers deal with poor performers)

“I’m tired of pretending you're not special. I’m tired of pretending you're not a total bitchin’ rock star from Mars.” (You're giving tough love to a HiPo who's not living up to their promise)

"The only thing I'm addicted to right now is results" (You're incredibly focused on the business.  Everything else is #2, including process, administration and forms)

“He's an F-18, bro, and he will destroy you in the air and deploy his ordnance to the ground.” (You're coaching someone on the wisdom of taking on someone with a lot of power in your organization)

Get the vibe?  You can learn something from everything and everyone.  Charlie Sheen is a quote machine.  You can learn from him in that regard.

Be a quote machine as an HR pro.  Be memorable and quotable to those around you as you help them navigate the tricky terrain that is talent, performance and human nature inside a business.  Being quotable is part of marketing, part of getting stuff done when you talk to people.

Just be sure to remove all the drug references.  Those tend to kill your credibility.

Comments

Breanne Harris

Wow! Great minds think alike, huh? Check my post from last night: http://assessmentbuzz.squarespace.com/buzz/2011/3/2/charlie-sheen-your-next-hr-training-concept.html

KD

Breanne -

Great minds do think alike! Sorry I didn't see your take before I did mine.... What a rich content source to ponder quotability....

KD

Breanne Harris

I was excited to see that I wasn't the only one who thought some of his messages were more awesome than crazy! Good stuff!

Nicole Copney

You are HILARIOUS! I've just come across your blog and VERY happy I did. I am so referring you to my friends...the ones with a sense of humor, that is. Keep 'em comin!

Robert

Charlie Sheen is wishing the Dutch appreciate a little self-deprecation. 'cause The Warlock simply starred in a non-alcoholic beer commercial where he completely mocks his very own concerns by having substance abuse.

The advertisement starts by having Charlie leaving The Non 12 Step Rehab Clinic http://www.non12step-drugrehabs.org ...by having the drug addiction doctor informing Sheen, "We do not wish to see you back right here once again, Charlie."

He responds, "Let's NOT have a drink sometime."

Charlie gets into his vehicle ... just to see EVERYBODY he passes his ride property is consuming beer ... featuring a pregnant female and law enforcement agent.

Finally, Charlie knows the brew includes 0 % alcohol ... and chooses it's OK to imbibe.

No word on exactly how much Euro Sheen pulled in for the spot.

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