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…

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…

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…

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…

HR Gives Back

HR Gives Back: Duathalon

My friend Mollie Lombardi is passionate about finding a cure for Parkinson’s Disease. Because I love her, I’m passionate about it, too. That’s how life works. You get involved in charitable causes because you care about someone. Mollie created a movement called HR Gives Back, and we’re doing a “steps challenge” before my very favorite…

Sue Meisinger

Back in 2008, I felt like a rock star. I had a blog, and I was going to take on the world. The first destination for world domination? The annual SHRM conference. I sent an email to Sue Meisinger, the CEO of SHRM at the time, and was pretty direct. I wrote something like — Hey,…