Christmas Music Mix 2016

I’m picky about my music, and every song has a shelf-life with me. While there are a few songs that will always remain listenable, most music expires after I hear it more than a couple of dozen times. My feelings apply to my favorite genres: new wave, punk, and industrial. It also applies to Christmas…

Radical Uncertainty

Confidence is the name of the game when you do anything at the professional level unless you’re a blogger. If you’re a blogger, whether it be HR or golf, you are rewarded for introspection and self-doubt. The higher the level of dysfunction, the more readers feel as if you’re real and human. Radical uncertainty is…

Evidence-Based HR

Earlier this year, I started flushing. It’s a codeword for “fucking blushing” and getting warm. No, I do not have hot flashes. I’m 41 years old. I am overheating in crowded rooms, tight spaces, or when my heart rate is elevated. There are many reasons why this can happen, but, for me, it’s anxiety-related. And,…

Business Rules

My friend and advisor, Mary Ellen Slayter, asked me to write my business rules. She said it’s important to understand my personal values, and limits, as I run a new company. I had two immediate thoughts. 1. No dicks. 2. Don’t boss me. It’s not the most articulate set of business principles, for sure, but…

Fitness Is(n’t) Fun

I believe that a body in motion stays in motion. Unfortunately, I believe this is true for other people. Me? I’m a person who doesn’t remain on the move naturally. I have to fight like hell to run, exercise, and do whatever it takes to balance my natural inclination to binge eat potato chips for…