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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My Cats

My cats don’t know that they’re not the center of the universe. I like their sense of entitlement. It suits them. I don’t like losers with low self-esteem, either. My cats know that I have one big philosophy in this house: go big or go live in a trailer park with other cats. So they…

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HR Influencers

“What the F is this?” That’s what I normally say when I log onto my personal Facebook account. It’s a mix of baby photos, overexposed memes and ridiculous chaos. (So dumb and yet I can’t quit it. Your babies are cute. When cute kids converge with memes, I die.) Last week, I was notified by Facebook that…

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