The Future of Work

I’m attending a technology conference where no fewer than two dozen people are walking around saying that they’re experts on the future of work. If they’re not using the word expert, they’re referring to themselves as futurists. I remember the first time I heard ‘futurist’ as a job title. I was working as an HR…

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The 2017 HR Tech Conference: How to Help

The 2017 HR Technology Conference & Exposition is more than just a conference. It’s a vibrant and robust community. People from all over the world travel to Las Vegas to talk about crucial workforce issues such as culture, engagement and the employee experience. They also come to have a good time. This year marks my…

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My Sassy Niece

Today is my niece’s birthday. She is eight-years-old and, in my opinion, absolutely sassy. Last year, we celebrated her birthday in style. I booked a corner suite at the Hard Rock Hotel in Chicago that overlooked North Michigan Avenue. We held a surprise party at the American Girl Store, and then we went shopping for…

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Kaepernick

I’m with Kap

The only reason Colin Kaepernick isn’t playing football is that the NFL and its team owners are trying to appease racist fans. Before you email me and explain how capitalism works, I know that teams can hire anybody for any reason. They can also fire people for performance. But anybody who tells you that Colin…

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parkinson's disease

Parkinson’s Disease: What the Heck Is It?

My friend Mollie Lombardi has Parkinson’s Disease. She’s not merely living with the disease. She’s promoting awareness, raising money, and kicking ass in her career. Mollie organized a challenge: Get up, get moving, and track your steps. You can find more information on the HR Gives Back site. Sponsors will donate money to the Michael…

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Back On the Road

My mentor, Naomi Bloom, knows how to kick a girl in the pants without making her cry. After pressing pause on GlitchPath, I took the summer off and spent some time with my cats. Okay, that’s not accurate. I read some books, volunteered, and got back into running and Pilates. I didn’t write that book…

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Creating the Best Employee Experience

Get ready for employee experience. Employee experience is the number one topic that executives discuss when talking about their workforce. It’s not culture. It’s not passion. It’s not purpose or meaning. Why employee experience? At their best, leaders want to be the change and dramatically alter the way you feel about your job. At their…

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