2016 Accomplishments

I always end the year by writing about my accomplishments, failure, regrets and resolutions. This post is all about 2016 accomplishments. If I’m being honest, I had a record-breaking year of doing things the hard way. That’s 2016 for you. Everything was a slog. But here’s one thing I started doing right: I asked for advice…

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Be Nice to That One Follower

There’s a meme going around. It looks like this: If you spend any time on the internet, we all have that one follower who likes and comments on everything. Without that follower, we’d have nobody. It’s why the meme doesn’t sit well with me. It seems condescending because that one fan probably doesn’t realize she’s…

2017 HR Prediction: Layoffs

It’s December 2001 and America has only just begun its war in Afghanistan. I’m working in a human resources department at an insurance company. I’m the HR leader for “capital development,” which is shorthand for mergers and acquisitions. I’m responsible for providing HR support to companies who are acquired by my organization. These are mostly…

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…