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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Great Company Culture Needs Continuity

It’s the final day of our weeklong journey into “culture.” We have talked about creativity, collaboration and curation. Our final destination is continuity. Do you work for a company that drinks its own champagne? I’ve advised those companies, yo. My industry is thick with founder’s syndrome. Everything is great when you have a founder and…

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Great Company Culture Needs Curation

A few years ago, I read an interesting book by Dr. Grant McCracken. It’s called Chief Culture Officer: How to Create a Living, Breathing Corporation. Have you read it? It’s good. The author believes that companies need specialized workers, supervisors and leaders who understand cultural anthropology. Those new workers could create a culture that has…

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