HR Hardball, The Podcast – Episode 1

HR Hardball, The Podcast – Episode 1

Hello HR, and welcome to a slice of audio mind-droppings. For almost 12 years I’ve been doing my best to provide a non-traditional look at Human Resources and human behavior via the written word. “HR Hardball” has been recognized as one of the best...
Improving Your Tech Hiring Practices

Improving Your Tech Hiring Practices

(Part 1 of 2) If you’re worried about planning an effective recruiting strategy, you’re not alone. According to a recent survey by PriceWaterhouseCoopers: 63% of CEOs are concerned about the availability of essential skills in the labor market93% recognize that they...
The Post-COVID Dilemma for Interns

The Post-COVID Dilemma for Interns

No matter the stage of your career, you have almost certainly been affected by the shifting dynamics of the post-pandemic workplace. While many Americans have made a successful adjustment to their remote work routines, others still anxiously await until they can...
Wanted: Courage (Apply Within)

Wanted: Courage (Apply Within)

I completed my podcast interview with Karin Hurt yesterday as we discussed the concepts in her new book, Courageous Cultures. [btw, I can’t wait for you guys to hear the finished product, so stay tuned for the release date.] Such a timely topic, because as...
Action Requested!

Action Requested!

With an introductory episode in the can and my first three interviews scheduled and ready to record, the HR Hardball podcast is on target for an October launch!We’ll have discussions on #courage,#leadership, HR gone bad, Isaac Newton, communication, dead...
Pack Light, But Effectively

Pack Light, But Effectively

As I continue to assimilate into a new role with a new company in a new industry complete with its own lexicon, library of acronyms and secret handshakes, I continue to remind myself “none of that matters.” It’s a natural reaction to slow-play your integration into a...
Armadillos and Fauci

Armadillos and Fauci

In your wildest dreams could you imagine a cloth mask being the focal point of a cultural civil war? This is the nuttiest thing in America since Pet Rocks were a serious fad. From what I can tell, we have three distinct groups, each with an equal amount of support....
Juice Box Hero!!

Juice Box Hero!!

Back when my kids thought I was cool, we had a pretty amazing run of “Car Karaoke” episodes* that we posted to YouTube. In some episodes, the family dog even made an appearance. Easily some of the most memorable times of my life, I still share them on...
Is “My Truth” the same as THE Truth?

Is “My Truth” the same as THE Truth?

When did the phrase “my truth” become a thing? The best I can tell, somewhere around 2017 is when this pretentious little response was utilized as a substitute for something less woke, like “my opinion,” but apparently “opinion” does not quite carry the cache anymore....
Media Diet Update – Day 2

Media Diet Update – Day 2

Day 2 of #MediaFasting and I am immediately assured of one certainty….I’m onto something here. My usual diet of DailyWire, Zeducation, HodgeTwins, Officer Tatum, and assorted #FoxNews clips was a bit harder to resist than I had first imagined (“I can stop anytime”),...