Making Work Human

Punk Rock HR is underwritten by Headspace for Work. There is so much technology out there to help with HR. However, if you focus on which of those technologies help bring humanity into the workplace, the list is pretty short. Derek Irvine is the Senior Vice President of a company that is working to fix…

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2020 Failure

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 failure. There are three types of failure:  • Process failures • Relational failures • Character failure Process failures are the…

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2020 Accomplishments

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 accomplishments. This year, I’ve got some options. First, my book is about to go live. Also, I didn’t die…

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Build Inclusive Cultures

Punk Rock HR is underwritten by Headspace for Work. As I’ve said before and will say again, there are a lot of problems with corporate America today. The hiring process is extremely broken and the way companies view their employees is hurtful. A lot of work needs to be done in order to build inclusive…

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25 Books to Gift this Holiday Season

Looking for a terrific holiday gift for a colleague?    The best gifts are books, and I’m thrilled to recommend these 25 books for any friend, family member, colleague, or mentee who is ready to take control of their career.   1. “Career Rehab” by Kanika Tolver Kanika wrote “Career Rehab” for you—someone who doesn’t…

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Friday Forward

Punk Rock HR is underwritten by Headspace for Work. Whenever somebody is struggling or down about their job, I like to give them books. They help them think through their experiences and get help from others. Friday Forward is one of those books that you could offer one of your friends in a similar situation.…

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Get nFormation

Many of the processes within corporate structures are set up for the advantage of the corporate structure. When issues are raised, there aren’t processes set up to even listen to the women of color who raised them.  Deepa Purushothaman and Rha Goddess have created a solution to this problem. Their goal is to provide a…

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Mindful Money with Jonathan DeYoe

I’ve got a book coming out in January and there’s a chapter in there all about money. There are some key themes in it that I’ve learned from friends. These include tips like budget, pay yourself first, and, more importantly, that debt is the single biggest thing that can hold you back, both personally and…

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Learning and Leadership

Changing our workplace environments can’t just be about changing the employee. Rather, organizations need to change around the employees in order to ensure that they can thrive. People explode with energy when they experience high levels of engagement and genuine positivity. If this happens and leaders help their employees be the best versions of themselves…

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