harassment summit

Nobody is Throwing HR Under a Bus

I live in a bizarre world. I worked in human resources. Have my own #MeToo career stories from fellow HR professionals. Appearing as a featured speaker at a Workplace Harassment conference where I’m trying to have a candid conversation with HR professionals about our collective role in failing to protect employees. And now I’m getting…

You Must Have a Mentor

I just finished Andy Janning’s book called Heroes, Villains, and Drunk Old Men: A Love Story for Real Life. I loved it. It’s autobiographical, motivational, and calls upon Andy’s expertise in the HR/training space to provide specific strategies for living a better life. Fair warning, there’s some Jesus in there. I don’t hate it. His…

HR Tribe

I just finished Steve Browne’s book called HR on Purpose. It’s a positive and affectionate appreciation of an industry that can use a little optimism right now. If you’re going to be in HR, you might as well embrace it and enjoy it. Go out there, have fun, and make a difference. I don’t hate…

How to Be Great at Anything: Practice

Nobody is spontaneously great. The most significant difference between those who succeed and those who don’t? Practice. I don’t mean 10,000 hours of training. I’m talking about people who know something is coming — an event, audition, a tough conversation — and work backward to ensure that they’re ready. Next week, I’m speaking in Auckland.…