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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Braggy CHROs

It’s great that CHROs around the world are patting themselves on the back for embracing the cloud, understanding business, and focusing on culture. But whenever I hear about systemic sexual harassment or widespread pay inequality, I want to raise my hand and say, “HR fails workers and shareholders every day.” I also want to say,…

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Business Travel & Sleep

I can’t sleep on the road, which sucks because my job requires a significant amount of time away from my home. I toss and turn for a good part of the night, waking up to worry about whether or not I’ve missed the alarm. Even when I’m not worried, I can’t get comfortable and fall…

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I’m So Tired

I’m so tired. I’m not “work in a Chinese coal mine” tired. I’m not “spend all day collecting tickets at a water park” tired. I’m not “autoimmune disease” tired. I have perspective, of course. I’m not insensitive. But I’m pretty tired. I’d give you a list, but I’m too tired to write it. We’ll start…

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