In about ten weeks, I’ll be running my 14th half marathon. I completed my first half in May of 2010 and I count that race, and the months leading up to it, as the time when I became a runner. Sure, I ran a race in 2009 and spent some time on a treadmill leading … More Always Run To Something
Five years ago, I wrote this post for the SHRM Blog. I’m all for a good story or fun metaphors, but why are recruiting and HR terrible at them? Phrases like “War for Talent” and other gawd-awful comparisons for work make me cringe and die a little bit inside. And y’all want to be a … More A Job is Not Like a Relationship – Revisited
Everyday is a good day to use your PTO (Paid Time Off), but that’s not always realistic. Whether you even have PTO or are part of the trendy scams perks of unlimited PTO, there is always the tough decision of when to use them. Do you save them for that grand trip to Hawaii or … More The Best Time To Use Your PTO Days
The week of the Super Bowl is one of my favorite weeks of the year. It’s the culmination of the NFL season with one team hoisting the Lombardi trophy. With this week comes the pageantry, the story lines, and all the hype before the big game. One particular story about Los Angeles Rams coach, Sean … More Is Sean McVay Demonstrating True Leadership?
January is a chance for renewal. Resolutions are set. Goals are made. Expectations run high as people are looking for that chance to start over. A chance to make right all the mistakes of the previous year. Some people pick one specific resolution or goal to focus on around something like health and fitness, a … More The January Experiment
There’s been a lot of discussion over the years around inclusion and diversity and the concept of “bringing your whole self” to work. We talk about authenticity and vulnerability and creating a space where all people can show up, have psychological safety, and do their best work. I fully support this concept. Hell, there’s not … More Leaving My HR Self at the Office
It’s 1:45pm on MLK Day and I’m just sitting down to write this post. Oh, it’s been in my head for a month. It’s turned over in my head on every run I have taken in the past 6 days. Maybe I’ll crank this out on the train to work. Maybe I’ll sit down before … More Reflections on MLK Day