2022 Resolutions

I always end the year by writing about my accomplishments, failure, regrets, and resolutions. I love this time of year because the calendar naturally moves me to reflect and take action. This post is all about 2022 resolutions. I began a new training regimen with a running coach in 2021. He’s a natural athlete, a talented…

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2021 Regrets

I always end the year by writing about my accomplishments, failure, regrets, and resolutions. I love this time of year because the calendar naturally moves me to reflect and take action. This post is all about 2021 regrets. I had a pretty good writing habit up until COVID, and maybe even a little longer than that.…

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2021 Failure

I always end the year by writing about my accomplishments, failure, regrets, and resolutions. I love this time of year because the calendar naturally moves me to reflect and take action. This post is all about 2021 failure. I hate writing this particular type of post because of reader feedback. Year after year, I write about…

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2021 Accomplishments

I always end the year by writing about my accomplishments, failure, regrets, and resolutions. I love this time of year because the calendar naturally moves me to reflect and take action. This post is all about 2021 accomplishments. It would be easy to label my book as the biggest accomplishment of the year, except I’m sick…

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How to Say No Politely

How to Say No Politely

The Punk Rock HR podcast is a fun project and has opened up many new relationships in my life. The podcast began as Let’s Fix Work, and doing these episodes has left me more convinced than ever that the modern world of work is broken. Some people disagree with me, which makes for interesting discussions.…

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What I Do When Nobody Listens to Me

What I Do When Nobody Listens to Me

Does it feel like nobody is listening to you at work? The truth is, sometimes people don’t. Meaningful conversations never happen, great ideas go by the wayside, and people who do great things get overlooked and ignored. It is hard to even want to express ourselves when we feel like we’re talking to a brick…

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Can HR Fire You?

Can HR Fire Me?

Of course they can. People get fired for all sorts of reasons everyday, and most people in America don’t have any recourse when it happens. But human resources rarely leads the way in firing someone. The decision to terminate an employee nearly always comes from their manager or supervisor. HR’s role is to coordinate the…

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25 Good HR Books to Read

Looking for good HR books to read that will help you take control of your career and won’t put you to sleep? Here are my top 25. 1. “Career Rehab” by Kanika Tolver Kanika Tolver wrote “Career Rehab” for people just like you — someone who isn’t in love with their job or the daily…

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