The Lies that Canceled Zach Ward

Punk Rock HR Episode 125: Today’s guest is my friend Zach Ward. He is the former owner of a comedy theater whose career was ended in 2017. Zach was canceled before it was trendy. Zach is someone who fulfilled a dream which many of us have. He came back home after college, created a community,…

The Power of Empathy with Mimi Nicklin

Punk Rock HR Episode 124: Today’s guest is author and podcaster Mimi Nicklin. She is the author of Softening the Edge, a book all about empathy and how humanity’s oldest leadership trait is changing our world. Mimi believes that the ability to connect authentically with others has the power to shape not only our business…

Culture First with Damon Klotz

Punk Rock HR Episode 122: Today’s guest is Damon Klotz. Damon has spent his career working at the intersection of people and technology. He’s held roles as an HR Consultant, Digital Strategist, and he’s the co-founder of a men’s mental health charity. He joined Culture Amp as an early employee where he grew their community…

Defund HR

Punk Rock HR Episode 121: Just like the conversation all over America, and really the world, about defunding police work, today I want to talk about defunding human resources, recruiting, and compensation.  HR oversees a system with rules that they don’t control and might not even agree with but can’t change, and they rarely see…