Getting Political with Nancy Halpern

Getting Political with Nancy Halpern

You’ve said it before – heck, we’ve all said it before; “I just hate the politics we have to play at this company.” You may have even said these very words as you left your employer, ready to start anew with a new company where your...
$15? Wake Me When You’re Serious

$15? Wake Me When You’re Serious

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,...
Getting UN-busy With Garland Vance

Getting UN-busy With Garland Vance

It’s a rote response we’ve almost become programmed to utter. A general greeting &/or welfare check like “How’s it going?” is met with the standard “Busy as always!” or some similar descriptor to let you know that you are...
Hitting the Snooze with Sarah Moe

Hitting the Snooze with Sarah Moe

There are a few things in life we take for granted despite how critical it might be to our very existence. Breathing, for one, is something we do 20,000 times per day without even giving it a thought. Despite it being a subconscious function, it turns out we’re...
Have Spear, Will Travel

Have Spear, Will Travel

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...
Hitting the Trifecta with Karen Whitaker

Hitting the Trifecta with Karen Whitaker

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...
No Degree? No Problem.

No Degree? No Problem.

When our oldest son, Jack, set off for college last year (University of North Texas) we prayed he would somehow find a new passion for school that had escaped him the last two years of high school. Surely he’d find college to be the same liberating experience I...
Getting Woke(r) with David Creelman

Getting Woke(r) with David Creelman

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...
Helping Them Grow with Julie Winkle-Giulioni

Helping Them Grow with Julie Winkle-Giulioni

We make it way more difficult than it needs to be, don’t we? It’s a universally accepted tenet that our ability and willingness to develop our people may be the most important investment in time and resources we have. And our employees agree…they are...
Election Fraud (no, not that one)

Election Fraud (no, not that one)

Interesting dynamic I’m experiencing right now. As most of you have already surmised, I cast my ballot for the Republican candidate in the 2020 Presidential election. And, as you undoubtedly know, we still have an incumbent President unwilling to concede because...
HR Hardball Episode 8, Owning It with Andy Storch

HR Hardball Episode 8, Owning It with Andy Storch

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!Own Your Career Own Your Life is Andy’s freshly released...
Caution, Gaslighting in Process

Caution, Gaslighting in Process

Three Days Left Before the #MediaCleanse begins!! Funny, my wife and I went to eat sushi this week and sat at the bar. There were two TV’s on for patrons to watch – on the left, CNN was the channel. On the right, FOXNews was on. Literal left and right...
Building Resilience with AJ Adams

Building Resilience with AJ Adams

The pandemic has taxed our resilience reservoirs. Forced to respond to new work conditions, new social limitations and uncertain implications on our personal wellbeing – it’s been quite a psychological spartan race. I present to you AJ Adams, a...