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…

Do You Really Need a Life Coach?

Everybody’s got a life coach these days. Not only that, many entrepreneurs and professionals are taking part in mastermind groups. Mastermind groups are very trendy right now. You join a group where you pay a monthly fee, you get on a call or video chat with a bunch of people, and the group holds one…

The Definition of Resilience

I have a post-it note on my desk that says, “Write about resilience.” It’s there because a friend of mine was catching flack from her friends for having a side hustle. She’s running a business, trying to drum up leads by being a thought leader on social media, and it’s not going over well with…

Improve Your HR Department in 2019

Lots of lists on how to improve your HR department in 2019. Here’s mine. 1. Take your current time-to-fill and cut it in half. 2. Kill exit surveys and focus on daily conversations between coworkers, colleagues, and supervisors. 3. Stop worrying about culture, worry about kindness. 4. Recognize and reward character. 5. When someone shows…