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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Shaking up the Cocktail Scene: The Rise of Non-Alcoholic Bitters

The growing trend towards healthier lifestyles and wellness consciousness has driven the emergence of alcohol-free or low-alcohol drinks. One particular area that has experienced substantial growth is non-alcoholic bitters, thanks to the creativity and resilience of innovative entrepreneurs. This blog post takes a deep dive into the world of non-alcoholic bitters, the process of their…

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Overcoming Personal Adversities: A Journey Through Addiction, Sobriety, and Career Success

Addiction is a battle that many individuals grapple with in silence. In a professional setting, this struggle can be especially challenging to navigate. This post delves into overcoming personal adversities, focusing on alcohol addiction, the road to sobriety, and attaining career success. And we tell the story of Jessica Winder, an HR professional who believes…

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The Hidden Nuances of Workplace Dynamics: Unveiling the Interplay of Power, Elitism, and Equity

Navigating the labyrinth of workplace dynamics is a complex endeavor, often characterized by unspoken norms and covert rituals. These elements significantly shape professional experiences and career trajectories. This article delves into these often unexplored dimensions, spotlighting the intertwined relationship between power, elitism, and equity within professional settings. The Impact of Workplace Elitism and the Role…

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