Let’s Fix Work

Work is broken. I’m here to fix it. Every two weeks, I’m bringing you interviews and insights from my friends — people who are changing the world, taking risks and showing up every damn day to say NO to corporate bullshit, misogyny, institutional racism and everything else that is wrong with how we earn our…

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I See How You’ve Changed

I’m fascinated by people who change their lives. I was lucky enough to see a bunch of friends and colleagues at my friend’s 40th birthday party, last summer. These are bloggers, speakers and HR professionals whom I knew when I was younger but haven’t hung out with in many years. What was clear at that…

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Student Protests & Gun Violence

I’m here for student protests. Have passion? Make a statement. The louder, the better. What I don’t love are school-sponsored “student protests” that hop on the bandwagon and co-opt the non-specific negative feelings about guns and turn raw emotion into an adult-centered activity focused on bullshit concepts like community and togetherness. Listen, community and togetherness…

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Dr. Patti Fletcher and Revisiting the Past

I did a Facebook Live with author and noted workplace expert Dr. Patti Fletcher, last week, and it was something else. Have a look. I’ve done local access cable TV in the late 1980s, and early morning TV here in North Carolina. There’s no doubt broadcasting from your computer is more like local access, but, if…

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We Get the Internet We Deserve

Many of you know that my cat Jake died in November. A dear friend of mine sent a gift, and I wanted to show you. Sometimes being on the internet is all about preserving an image and building a brand, and sometimes it’s about being authentic and showing off your cat tchotchkes. I don’t need…

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Talent Mismatch & Dating

I don’t buy into the trope that looking for a job is like dating. Nothing could be further from the truth. While both are miserable, you have more power when you date. You have the option to say no and decline further contact. Can’t do that with your job. But I had breakfast with a…

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Work-Life Balance: Develop Your “Core Four”

Work-life balance is tough for everybody including public speakers.  It’s hard to maintain relationships when you’re always on the road. Nevermind social media, it’s challenging to stay in contact with colleagues and loved ones when you don’t sit still for five minutes. But it’s vital to make time and be thoughtful with travel and commitments. Otherwise,…

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