I returned to work, today, after a few days of vacation. Last week, I was able to extend a work trip to Seattle into a little vacation and the time away was good. We saw all of the touristy spots of Seattle and even got in a little whale watching off of San Juan Island. … More PTO Recovery
So which comes first: the sauce or the pancakes? When I’m thinking of a pancake recipe, I typically come up with the pancake and then think about the sauce, syrup, or glaze to go with it. For this Sunday’s creation, the sauce came first. I was looking in the refrigerator and noticed a couple of … More Lemon Ricotta Pancakes w/ Blackberry Sauce
Happy Friday. The week is coming to an end. I always try to end my Friday posts on a high note with some little humor, a nugget of inspiration, or something not too thought-provoking or serious. It’s not like this blog is full of a lot of provocative thoughts or ideas. It’s about HR, Pancakes, … More Vacation is Looming
I decided I wasn’t going to write a blog post, today. On my run, I had this great thought about this whole Google fiasco, Colin Kaepernick, taking a stand, and employability. It was awesome in my own mind. I’ll probably write it someday. But I just wasn’t feeling it, today. Then I was scanning the … More What Makes a Great Leader?
Last night, my company held a panel discussion on bravery. Our employee resource group, the Women’s Leadership Network, hosted the event and put together a panel of our Chicago employees from various levels and backgrounds in the organization. They each shared their stories on what being brave in the workplace meant to them and what … More Bravery in the Workplace
Our dog’s boyfriend has been staying with us while his owners are on vacation. They will be returning the favor for us while we go away, too. Saves us some big bucks on boarding fees and the dogs keep each other occupied. This experience, while a little wild and crazy at times, has given me … More HR, Roller Coasters, and Conversations
Last Friday, I wrote a tongue-in-cheek post about the habits of a mildly successful HR guy. I wrote this after seeing a tweet from my friend and fantastic radio-host, Amy Guth. She tweeted, “How about we don’t create another list of ‘habits of successful entrepreneurs’ who are all white, male, young and well-funded.” After a … More What Motivates You?