How to Calm Down During Times of Crisis

People keep saying that we’re living in an unprecedented time of disruption and uncertainty. When I hear that, I tend to push back just a little. Humankind has lived through war, pestilence, plagues, and we have persevered. We persevere because we hustle. We think about innovative solutions, but we also rely on our community. Speaking…

The People of Your Organization Matter

Frank Roche is a baby boomer who had a portfolio career before it was cool. He’s been a writer and a journalist, a technologist, and a corporate advisor at very Senior levels. He’s also a podcaster with two podcasts, one about postcards, and another about his journey with pancreatic cancer. Frank is also a long-term…

Aspirational Ideas of 21st Century HR

The world, as we know, is changing. The world of HR is changing too. While we can remain cynical about all things HR, Lars Schmidt offers a different perspective.  Lars is the Founder of Amplify and Co-Founder of HR Open Source. He’s spent 20 years in HR and recruiting building talent strategies for a broad…

Why Punk Rock HR?

When I was very young, I embodied what it means to be punk rock, including having a shaved head and piercings.  One day, this jerk I worked with asked, “Who do you think you are, a Punk Rock HR?”  And my answer was,” Yeah, man. I do.”   Punk Rock HR is a fantastic name, brand,…

21st Century HR with Lars Schmidt

Punk Rock HR Episode 98 Meet former HR leader turned writer, speaker, and entrepreneur, Lars Schmidt. Lars is a columnist for Fast Company, and the owner of an executive search firm called Amplify Talent. He is also the founder of a podcast that is kicking butt and taking names. The 21st Century HR podcast explores…