UR Being Watched at Work

If the world is engaged in stalker-culture, it’s because companies started it. At first, your organization was slow to embrace the internet. If you have time to lean, you have time to clean. If you had to have a computer, they sure as hell weren’t gonna let you shop on Zappos or check out your…

Stalker Culture

The internet is a strange place. Instagram tells me that I might be interested in following your cousin. Facebook thinks your colleagues are my friends. And Twitter shows me snippets of conversations you’re having with strangers I’ve never met. Why is this happening? How did we get to a place where conversations are public, relationships…

How I Feel About Yogurt

When people try to force food on you, be suspicious. And there’s no more suspicious food item than yogurt. Yogurt can go fuck itself. First of all, my cats love to eat yogurt, which should tell you everything you need to know. Roxy will fight you for the spoon, and she also licks her butt.…

On Being Early to Ideas in HR

I spoke at my first American human resources conference in 2008. George W. Bush was still president. Foreclosures were in the news and layoffs were rampant. We didn’t have universal access to healthcare and people were going bankrupt due to medical bills and prescription drug prices. The mortgage crisis was imminent, and the economic growth…

WorkHuman 2019

Next week is the 5th annual WorkHuman conference, and, as I pack my bags, I’ve been thinking a lot about expertise. There are three types of speakers at this event. 1. Researchers with a thesis and ideas, and academics who have studied a topic like leadership or gratitude for ages. 2. Practitioners and leaders who…