Michael Jordan and Lebron James. Drew Brees, Peyton Manning, and the QB for the New England Patriots. Ted Williams and Tony Gwynn. Athletes who are/were the best of their profession. They set the bar for what is outstanding performance. I look at their stats and what we consider “outstanding,” and compare to how we measure … More Treat Your Employees Like Mike
A lazy Sunday morning and a trip to the store lead to this week’s pancakes. Admittedly, I’m running out of ideas and flavors, week in and week out. Regardless of the flavor, though, I still enjoy making pancakes. The whole process is cathartic to me and I enjoy every bit of it. Glazes are a … More Buttermilk Pancakes With Orange Glaze
As a 20+ year HR professional, I have had my fair share of employee relations issues and team conflict. When I’m digging into these situations, many stem from an after-hours work setting or a failed attempt at team building. Inevitably, someone says, “And after a couple of drinks, Pat said…” According to Huddy’s Hotcakes HR … More Happy Hours Are The Worst Team Building Activities
It has been a long time since I’ve dedicated a post just to pancakes. Weekends tend to get away from me and I haven’t set aside time for me to write them up. But, with this post, I’m excited to share not only this week’s pancakes, but also my new Instagram account just for Huddy’s … More Pomegranate Pancakes
Earlier this week, while cooling down after a humid run, I came across an article entitled, “Sorry, HR, You Don’t Get Any Work Friends.” I almost threw up my post-run chocolate milk after reading one of the most depressing HR articles I’ve seen. The role of HR can be lonely and isolating enough as it stands, … More Yes, HR, You Can Have Friends At Work
There was a time in the not-so-distant past that I was in a bit of a career rut. While I loved the company I worked (and still currently work) for, there was something tugging at me about the human resources industry. I’ve been doing this thing for over twenty years and it was starting to … More What is Your Pancake Purpose?
In the world of “Hot Takes,” I’m going to do something I probably shouldn’t do and give my humble opinion on a current event happening in the HR world. Normally, I’d watch things shake out, get information from both sides, then form an opinion. But I ran my twitter mouth and committed to a post, … More My Thoughts On SHRM’s Relationship With The White House