Coaching Is Not a Side Hustle

During the Great Recession in 2008 and 2009, I was a career coach. Sometimes I called myself an executive coach. Most of the time, I talked to people who were fundamentally unhappy with work and with their lives. I had to come up with a process, a methodology, and a way of interacting with people…

Pick a Fight with David Burkus

Punk Rock HR Episode 108:   David Burkus is one of the world’s leading business thinkers and speakers, focusing on topics such as leadership and innovation. He’s also the best-selling author of an audiobook called Pick a Fight: How Great Teams Find a Purpose Worth Rallying Around. I like a good battle. I love a…

Betting on You!

Punk Rock HR Episode 104:   Have you ever wanted to do something, but just kept getting in your way over and over again? Yeah, me too. This week, I share my experience with writing my upcoming book, “Betting on You: How to Put Yourself First (Finally) And Take Control of Your Career,” and how…

The Power of Social Contracting

When it comes to your organization, how do you feel about the amount of control you have over employee-leader relationships? There is the messiness of power in organizational life, and it’s a challenging but powerful question to ask. Michael Bungay Stanier, the author of The Advice Trap and Coaching Habit, joined me on Punk Rock…