I had every intention of running, this morning. It’s Thursday and it’s part of my run schedule. Alarm was set and everything ready to go. About 30 minutes before my alarm went off, a long rumbling roar of thunder shook the house. That was followed by a frightened dog panting and pacing in our room. … More Rainout at Work
There are a lot of frustrated HR professionals. Many are fed up with the behaviors of leaders. Others ready to throw all the compliance and administrative work out the window. There’s a lot of stress in dealing with other people’s baggage while trying to manage their own personal struggles. It’s enough to want throw in … More What Would I Do If I Quit HR?
I love music. All genres. Hip Hop, Rock, Alternative (or whatever they call it, these days) and Classic, Pop, and Country. As a matter of fact, I’m in a big Country phase. A spring break trip to Nashville may do that to you. You’ve been warned. While I’ve totally cut music out of the running … More Go Acoustic With Your Job
I’ve been thinking a lot about burnout. Because this is primarily a blog about HR, running, and pancakes, I’ve been thinking about burnout specifically in a career and running. Burnout on pancakes? No way! After reading Peak Performance, this only amplified my thoughts around the topic. If you are new to this blog, don’t know … More Avoiding Burnout
Sometimes, a recipe doesn’t go the way you want it to. I had plans to make a different kind of pancakes, but after realizing I didn’t have the ingredients I thought I had, I had to call an audible. Bananas tend to be one of my go-to ingredients when in a pinch. Especially when the … More Peanut Butter Banana “Elvis” Pancakes
I recently read “Peak Performance” by Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness. Both know a little bit about high performance as well as burnout. Brad is a former McKinsey consultant and analyst for the White House, who focused on the modeling and analysis of the Affordable Care Act. Steve is a coach and trainer for Olympic … More Are You a Peak Performer? A Book Review
I take the train into Chicago, Monday through Friday, to get to work. I’ve had the same routine for the past 4 years. I’ve been on this same train line for the past 14 years. Adjusting for vacations, travel, playing hooky, illness, and holidays, that’s about 630 Mondays commuting. And each of those Mondays have … More Monday Morning Musings