Would You Fire Marjorie Taylor Greene?

Let’s pretend you’re a CEO and you’ve been asked to mediate a conflict at your local office. An employee who embraces internet conspiracy theories and carries guns to work is stalking her colleague.  You might wonder — How bad is it? Is this overblown? You ask HR to pull the security footage and see that…

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We Need to Talk About Resilience

Organizational psychologists, workplace gurus, and leadership consultants are weaponizing our suffering. They want to fool us into believing that there’s something noble and courageous about being resilient. Here are some examples of things they earnestly said and wrote in 2020: ∙ Frontline workers demonstrated incredible resiliency during the pandemic. ∙ Doctors and nurses who worked…

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How HR Should Handle the Return to Work

You’re going back to work.  Don’t believe me? Okay, maybe you have a progressive CEO, and your work-from-home days aren’t numbered. Still, your friends and neighbors will head back to the office once vaccines are available to children ages 12-15 and mask mandates are lifted in your municipality.  Why are corporations reverting to pre-pandemic work…

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Hire Them Back: Get Women Back to Work ASAP

Did you know that 2.5 million women in America have left the workforce since the beginning of the pandemic? Perhaps one of your friends or family members left work due to the coronavirus. Maybe it’s you. This past February, Vice President Kamala Harris warned that the rapid departure set women back for decades. Speaking to…

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2021 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 2021 resolutions. I resolve not to get COVID-19 and die.  Shit, did I jinx myself? Dammit, if you’re looking back…

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2020 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 2020 regrets. Boy, I have a list. I regret drinking heavily at my brother’s you’ve-got-cancer/surprise birthday party in February 2020. Now,…

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