IJ Gorman

I’m just back from 24 hours in Las Vegas where I spent time remembering my friend IJ Gorman. Ira-John Gorman was an athlete, a coach, and a teacher. He persisted through a rocky childhood and made a place for himself in this world by being an advocate for children, their education, and his faith. Family…

Can You Do That?

Ten years ago was my breakout year. It was 2009, during the Great Recession and well before people were addicted to social media, and I was a rising star in the world of human resources. You’d find me on the news, writing in business journals, or industry events and sharing my opinions on hiring, firing,…

2019 Resolutions

I always end the year by writing about my accomplishments, failure, regrets, and resolutions. I love this time of year because the calendar naturally moves me to reflect and take action. This post is all about 2019 resolutions. There are two types of people in this world: people who think there are two types of…

2018 Regrets

I always end the year by writing about my accomplishments, failure, regrets, and resolutions. I love this time of year because the calendar naturally moves me to reflect and take action. This post is all about 2018 regrets. Every year, I write that regrets are a waste of time. Everybody makes mistakes, and it’s self-indulgent…

2018 Failure

I always end the year by writing about my accomplishments, failure, regrets, and resolutions. I love this time of year because the calendar naturally moves me to reflect and take action. This post is all about 2018 failure. I’ve participated in this ritual in some way since 2004, and I generally write about failure in…

2018 Accomplishments

I always end the year by writing about my accomplishments, failure, regrets, and resolutions. I love this time of year because the calendar naturally moves me to reflect and take action. This post is all about 2018 accomplishments. Honestly, I’m not sure how the year went. There’s data showing it was okay. Trips, invoices, bank…