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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Recognizing the Warning Signs of a Layoff

Are you about to be laid off? The short answer is possibly. Job security is a luxury and an illusion. Economic fluctuations, industry downturns, and company restructurings are contributing to the uncertainty, making it critical for every professional to be aware of potential warning signs of a layoff. It’s not a pleasant topic to think…

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Connect & Grow: Fred Leong

Connect & Grow: Meet Fred Leong Hello, and welcome to another installment of our “Connect & Grow” series. Today, I’m shifting our lens to focus on a remarkable individual making waves in the human resources world (and my professional life, too):  Fred Leong.  Fred is the Chief People Officer at dv01, a leading financial data…

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The Future of Work: Addressing Five Crucial Issues

As we step into an increasingly interconnected and technologically driven world, the future of work is undergoing a significant transformation. In years past, esteemed and educated individuals discussed workforce topics such as social media, the rise of the mobile economy, remote work, and well-being. However, the focus has shifted to politics, power, social policy, and…

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