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 Innovate in HR Blogging

I’ve been thinking about how to innovate in the world of HR blogging, which is a ridiculous thing to write. When you’ve been on the internet for over ten years, and everybody around you is an expert in the future of work, it’s not easy to stay fresh and relevant. While it’s true that I…

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.…