Marathon Monday: Running Wardrobe Refresh

Every year, right around Easter, the weather gets nice down here in North Carolina. Really nice. That’s when I break out my warm-weather running clothes from last season and think—Whoa, what the eff? Were these pants always this tight? Ugh! This madness must end! I feel this way every. single. year. Winter kicks my ass, but so what…

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Good Friday, 1986

It’s Good Friday 1986. I am in sixth grade at St. Wenceslaus, a weird and quirky Catholic school on the northwest side of Chicago. My classmates are working-class descendants of Polish, German, Mexican and Filipino immigrants. There’s a first-generation Peruvian American in my class, too. We are the model UN of Catholic schools, and our…

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Spring Break

I’m on spring break. I know you miss me. Want to sign up for some newsletters? Curate your life a little better? Barking Up The Wrong Tree — happiness Give and Take — live a better life Amplify Talent — be a better HR and talent pro There you go.

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Spring Break

I’m on spring break. I know you miss me. Here are some “group” HR blogs you can read while I’m gone. The Talent Advisor Portal Fistful of Talent Performance I Create TLNT Voice of HR Iris.xyz Blogging4Jobs Red Branch Media  

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Spring Break

I’m on spring break. Read these articles if you miss me. How to Determine Your PTO Policy The Fabrication of Culture The Most Controversial Productivity Hack: Getting High At Work How to Moonlight Without the Worry Whoops, You Hired a Dud. Now What?

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Rob Lowe Wants you to #WorkHuman

There was a moment in 1992 when my dad forced me to watch ten minutes of a Tony Robbins video. I know he thought it would be helpful, but it was awful. “I am trying to teach you something, Laurie. You hate it because I like it.” Both things were true. He was trying to…

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How to Quit Your (HR) Job with Class

Winter is over! The weather is breaking! There is hope! It’s springtime and bonus season, which means that people are quitting their jobs and heading for greener pastures. So let’s say you want to quit your job without burning any bridges. How do you do it? Nobody likes a quitter. Even if you have a great…

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