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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Creating a Culture of Trust

Being a leader during uncertain times takes unique skill and perseverance. We can’t continue doing things the same way we’ve always done them when circumstances change around us. Leadership is a skill that must be constantly developed and improved. JeVon “JT” McCormick knows this well. He is the CEO of Scribe Media, a publishing company…

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No one is immune

COVID-19 has changed each of our lives. Some of us have lost jobs, while others of us are working in a whole new way. Many of us have battled sickness or been through the trenches with a sick family member or friend. There has been so much heartbreak, uncertainty, confusion, fear, and despair. No one…

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The Future of Work After COVID-19

Work is going to change post-COVID. So many things will look different than ever before. The role of flexibility, authenticity, and personalization will rise. Well-being will be emphasized more than it has been in the past. Social issues will need to be addressed in organizations that have avoided the topic for years.  Karina Schultheis knows…

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An Opportunity for Change

There’s so much happening in the world right now. And it is easy to lose faith in humanity, in God, or in your religious beliefs. I once had someone suggest to me that my lack of faith is a form of unreconciled grief.  So, when I found Reverend Wendy Hamilton on social media, her perspective…

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A Lesson About Resiliency in Hard Times

When we talk about the restaurant, retail, and hospitality, there are corporations, then there are small business owners, and then there are workers. And right now, they all have individual challenges due to COVID-19 and civil unrest in many cities.  The hospitality industry service workers have taken a hit in our economy. Some workers and…

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