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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Navigating Gender Dynamics, Alcohol, and Inclusion at Corporate Events

Work events and gatherings have long been a mainstay of corporate culture. They allow colleagues to interact outside the formal work environment, forge relationships, and celebrate achievements. However, it’s critical to be aware of the potential pitfalls of these events, particularly around the gender dynamics and the role of alcohol.  The Role of Alcohol in…

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Understanding the Intersection of Work, Alcohol, and Addiction: A Comprehensive Analysis

Alcohol is often associated with socializing, relaxation, and celebration. However, its misuse can lead to serious health and social problems. When this misuse enters the professional world, the implications can be devastating. It is critical to understand the intricate relationship between work, alcohol, and addiction and how to foster a healthier work environment.  Work, Alcohol,…

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