“Getting Evolved (NOW)”
With Andre Young
“Getting Cerebral with David Creelman”
If you’re a fan of evidence-based theory, you’ll appreciate this conversation with David Creelman. For the scientist or engineer (or like-minded individual) the assortment of management theories offer very little factual outcomes.
“Saving The World with LK Kihlstadius”
Larry (LK) Kihlstadius is a coach to the C-Suite, a leadership consultant, and a soon-to-be recurring presence in reality TV.
“Getting (Up) Skilled with Jessica Miller-Merrell”
long-time Human Resources influencer and entrepreneur.
And that’s a shame. Did you know there is a 40% increase in depression in the first year of retirement [Institute of Economic Affairs, 2017]? Or that 61% of those in retirement state they mostly/always feel alone [Journal of the American Geriatric Society, 2019]? Suicide rates double, healthcare costs increase and most importantly – “Purpose” is often lost.
How do you become an employer of choice? How do you attract the very best candidates? Are people looking at career options in a different way now than they might have in the past? With the current hiring crisis (see The Great Resignation? Hardly. for a few thoughts on that term) candidates are in possession of leverage they never had previously – how can you take advantage of that while your competitors are struggling? Listen here to find out!
The choices are in front of us. Entrepreneurship, corporate gig, easy option, risky option, the difference in sliding doors defines who we become.
Tired, aren't you? Would it make you feel better to know you're not alone? Just a year ago we talked to Sarah Moe, Founder and CEO of Sleep Health Specialists about sleep deprivation and the toll it is taking on all of us. At the time we discovered the weird...
The Supreme Court blocked the controversial OSHA Vaccine Mandate implementation pushed by the Biden Administration.
Do I dare say it? "Fake News"? It's a term forever tied to our 45th President but it's not a novel concept. There has been a growing distrust of the media that you can trace back to 1972 when you had military leaders actively accusing the venerable Walter Cronkite of...
When fear is framing your life, you lose perspective, compassion, trust, and ultimately a sound mind.
We don’t subscribe to that mindset at HR Hardball, and neither does Daniel Mangena – get your ears on and listen to some real conversation about mandates, vaccines, media messaging and an overly authoritarian government (not just in the US, check out Austria, Australia, France, Germany, Italy and Canada). We (you & I) are in the fight of our lives. Come get some reinforcements for the battle in episode 24 of Season 2.
Entrepreneur, long-jumper, dad, husband, mentor and mentee. Get your ears on and listen to my interview with Darrian Mikell, CEO and co-founder of Qualifi. Anyone with an entrepreneurial background can relate to the hard work, commitment and risk involved with...
The universe abhors a vacuum. That has to be the explanation for the constant arrival of catchphrases in our meme-loving society. Surprisingly, I'm not referring to "Let's Go Brandon" - no, I'm specifically speaking about "The Great Resignation." Has a great ring to...
stead, one day you wake up and realize that you have accumulated quite a few additional commitments in your professional life. It seems contrary to the narrative of an over-whelmed and sometimes burned out workforce, but there are many people (me included) who aren’t thriving if they aren’t juggling chainsaws.
**From time to time I’ll receive an unsolicited request from a reader or listener asking to use my platform to share content. Rarely is the topic as important as this article submitted by Michael Stephenson. Mental health was an issue before the COVID pandemic, but now more than ever people are isolated, confused, lonely, and in many cases clinically depressed. If suicide has impacted your life at any point, you know the residual effects that continue for generations. Be vigilant, be aware, and self-care intentionally. – jw**
In a workplace that continues to get more virtual and impersonal, the value of re-establishing humanity cannot be overlooked…or understated.
You know a couple years back I wrote an article called "The Lookdown Generation" to describe the experience we had with my then 16-year old son. Well, it turns out I wasn't the only one who noticed this phenomena. In episode 19 (Season 2), I speak with Julienne Ryan,...
Have you ever taken the time to look back in your professional and personal life to identify those pivotal moments that helped guide you to your current state? Andrea Butcher has some great stuff to share.
The Biden administration announces an ambitious plan to pressure employers into mandating vaccines. Unfortunately, very little has been shared in terms of the “how” this plan will be implemented.
Our ability to enjoy a 3-day weekend in September did not come without a price. Learn more about the history of Labor Day.
The power of storytelling is worth the dedicated time, space, and effort it takes to craft and present a meaningful message to your team.
If you’re going to follow your dreams, take the time to set yourself up for success.
So how's your network doing these days? Feeling connected with colleagues, peers, friends, strangers and other interesting people? News alert - we're all amateurs. In Episode 14 I'm talking with my friend Steve Browne, Chief People Officer at LaRosa's Pizzeria based...
Listen to LK Kihlstadius discuss “4 Days To Save The World” and leadership principles in general. Only “little j’s” allowed.
How can you develop a work environment that offers leaders the opportunity to grow, evolve, and be in harmony with their personal lives?
With the great advances made in almost every earthly endeavor, why has people management continued to lag behind?
Season 2, Episode 10 – The HR Hardball Summer schedule kicks off with the great Jessica Miller-Merrell, HR influencer extraordinaire.
A recent Gartner polling question shows 76% of employees think culture has IMPROVED with remote work. What are employees really saying?
How’s your office politics game? Listen to Nancy Halpern and I discuss ways to improve your Political IQ.
As employees wrestle with returning to a live workspace, company owners are having the same internal dialogue times 100. Let’s hear from a couple.
Hello HR,How long have we heard about an increased minimum wage? Long enough for the increase to be meaningless, that's for sure. Would it even help? Could it actually hurt? Well hell yes it could hurt - for every person lifted from poverty, another 1 ½...
There is only so much weight you can put on the mule’s back before he decides to lay down. Stress kills, and most of it is self-inflicted.
Somehow we have even managed to screw up sleeping. Why are we so bad at healthy sleep and why is it so important?
The term "freelance" has such a cool hippie vibe but actually has a pretty primeval origin. As a former purveyor of the greatest board game the world has ever seen, a "free lance" was a mercenary-for-hire offering his or her services to the highest bidder in times of...
Who interviews their wife as a podcast guest? Apparently I do, and the experience was even better than I had hoped. Has it been a crazy year? Yeah, it has, but that statement has become cliché. For many people it was a life-changing year, and that includes my...
Considering the blue-collar deficit, you might be interested in knowing about the highest-paying jobs that don’t require a degree.
Each of these 25 jobs have higher than average to average job growth and pay up to 80K a year.
Like a Happy Days episode from days gone by, I teased this topic into a "To Be Continued" two-parter. In case you need to re-visit last week's episode, you're now hooked up: In this episode David gives some in-the-workplace application to encourage robust,...
Will the robot overlords spare a few of us in the future workforce? Or, have we slightly exaggerated the End of Jobs?
Join John Whitaker and Jeff Wald and let’s hash it out.
Your employees are craving more development opportunities. It all starts with a conversation, so what are you waiting for?
Year 2020 – “Worst year ever.”
Year 1960 – “Hold my beer, son.”
A contested election can change the course of history in a radical and immediate way. Need proof?
Episode 12 brings us Kyle Roed, senior HR practitioner with CPM Holdings, author of the "New School HR" blog, and the creator and host of the Rebel HR Podcast, found wherever you fancy your podcast platforming.We prove that we can both go in any number of...
Andy Storch is a busy guy…host of two podcasts, founder of the Talent Development Think Tank conference and Talent Development Virtual Summit, husband, father, friend and just for kicks…author!
Starting Monday July 27th, many of us will start a #MediaFast. Join the movement!
In the 100 or so episodes we've recorded here at Hardball Central, we have a handful of repeat guests - one of them is my inspiring friend Julie Winkle-Giulioni, the evangelist of employee development. Some people talk it, some people aspire to it, and then there are...