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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The Power of Social Contracting

When it comes to your organization, how do you feel about the amount of control you have over employee-leader relationships? There is the messiness of power in organizational life, and it’s a challenging but powerful question to ask. Michael Bungay Stanier, the author of The Advice Trap and Coaching Habit, joined me on Punk Rock…

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The Ultimate Coronavirus Panic Buy

By Devon McGrath This week our (home) office got two new coworkers. They’re easily distracted and prone to bickering. I often catch them sleeping on the job and when they’re awake, they think it’s fun to interrupt my video calls. I can’t hold it against them though. They’re young, siblings, and growing up is hard…

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