Welcome to, the destination for all your workplace issues. As a thought leader, I tackle topics such as diversity and inclusion, employee well-being, and putting an end to toxic work cultures. This blog features content from the Punk Rock HR Podcast, the “Betting On You” book, and the upcoming “Corporate Drinker” book and show.

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Professional Development Redefined: The Shift to Self-Leadership

Is professional development broken? In an age where leadership skills are highly coveted in the workplace, it’s important to challenge some long-standing assumptions about how we develop leaders within our organizations. One such notion is that companies tend to promote employees into management roles without adequately preparing them for the leadership responsibilities that come with…

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Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile in 2023

Optimizing your LinkedIn profile is a no-brainer. And the platform gives you lots of space to write about yourself with an ever-extended LinkedIn character limit. Still, I’ve discovered with my Connect & Grow series that so many people miss an opportunity to make quick fixes to enhance their professional presence and increase their visibility on the…

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Connect & Grow: Carlos J. Rios

I’d like to take this moment to introduce you to someone I’ve enjoyed working with since the early days of my blogging journey: Carlos Rios. We’ve shared the stage and had many insightful conversations over the years, and I can safely say that he has made a significant impact in Human Resources. Carlos, who identifies…

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