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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Take the Meeting

Earlier this year, I received an email from a CEO who is pretty great. He owns (what he describes as) an agile and nimble tech company outside of the HR space. He said, “We have big plans for the market. We want you to be a part of our story.” I am always looking to…

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My rules on apologies. It is never too late to apologize and start over. If you owe someone an apology, just do it. Just because you offer an apology doesn’t mean that it will be accepted and embraced. You should stop what you are doing and apologize right now even if you don’t mean it.…

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