Employee Experience Starts with Values

Time flies when you’re middle-aged. One minute I’m listening to Nine Inch Nails and studying for finals in college, the next I’m married for fifteen-and-a-half years and wondering how to get sober and have a stable family like Trent Reznor. What happened here? And how did Trent Reznor get a fantastic career and a caring…

Dump Tony Robbins

Tony Robbins said something stupid about the #MeToo movement and then, shocking nobody, offered a tone-deaf apology. Are we really surprised? Tony Robbins is a piece of garbage who has been defrauding dreamers and doers for countless decades. And it’s time for conference organizers, advertisers, and even readers to drop Tony Robbins for a better…

Jobs of the Future

Jobs of the near-term future will have three components: dream, create, perform. Each part is interwoven and material to the whole.  Dreaming is the precursor to doing great things. What differentiates humans from bots and algorithms is our ability to imagine. While robots can be programmed for artistic talent, they can’t aspire beyond their designed consciousness.…

Why I Still Love the Premortem

It’s been awhile since I’ve written about failure, but not a day goes by when I don’t think about the concept of the “premortem.”  As a reminder, a premortem is an act of thinking about how you’ll fail before you do something. Modify your plans, and increase your chance of success. For example, you’ve got…

New HR Job Board

I’ve been traveling all over, this spring, attending conferences and networking with amazing talent-focused business leaders. One thing that’s true for every event? Almost everybody is looking for a new job. I’ve had hundreds of in-person conversations since the beginning of the year with HR folks who are miserable. Complaining incessantly about their leadership teams.…

Let’s Fix Work

Work is broken. I’m here to fix it. Every two weeks, I’m bringing you interviews and insights from my friends — people who are changing the world, taking risks and showing up every damn day to say NO to corporate bullshit, misogyny, institutional racism and everything else that is wrong with how we earn our…