The Power of Empathy

Michelle Obama recently gave a speech and said that there is an empathy deficit among many people in power in our country. I feel that truth in my bones. Empathy is something so primal, yet so hard to achieve.  Mimi Nicklin is an author and podcaster who has dedicated her life to driving the conversation…

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…

Improving The Employee Experience

From an HR perspective, we often look at employee experience through the lens of the organization. However, we must begin to understand the employee experience from their perspective.  The employee experience is made up of thousands of micro-experiences that we all experience from day to day. The primary role of leaders, then, is to influence…

No one is immune

COVID-19 has changed each of our lives. Some of us have lost jobs, while others of us are working in a whole new way. Many of us have battled sickness or been through the trenches with a sick family member or friend. There has been so much heartbreak, uncertainty, confusion, fear, and despair. No one…

The Future of Work After COVID-19

Work is going to change post-COVID. So many things will look different than ever before. The role of flexibility, authenticity, and personalization will rise. Well-being will be emphasized more than it has been in the past. Social issues will need to be addressed in organizations that have avoided the topic for years.  Karina Schultheis knows…

BFF Chat with Jennifer McClure

Punk Rock HR Episode 116: Today on the podcast, I’m talking to my best friend, Jennifer McClure. We have one of our BFF chats, Jennifer’s first on this iteration of the podcast.  During COVID-19, a lot has changed in Jennifer’s life. She has moved into her new house, navigated through the sickness of a family…

An Opportunity for Change

There’s so much happening in the world right now. And it is easy to lose faith in humanity, in God, or in your religious beliefs. I once had someone suggest to me that my lack of faith is a form of unreconciled grief.  So, when I found Reverend Wendy Hamilton on social media, her perspective…