advocate of the workplace revolution


Work and Life and Everything In Between

My mother, who has dementia, has been living with us now for a week.   A really really REALLYlong week. Getting her to Louisiana was neither an easy task not did it occur in a particularly seamless fashion. Over the last month I made two emergency (last-minute) cross-country trips. While some of these travels took place in

The Worst Places to Work Award

Chances are pretty good that the city in which you live has some sort of “Best Places to Work” Award.  Mine does. Perhaps your company ponied up the $$ and applied for one of these awards; if you work in HR chances are you managed the entry including gathering reams of data and forcing (disguised as encouragement)

Employee Relations: Why Such a Bad Rap?

Once upon a time, on the heels of the Industrial Revolution, we heralded the birth of the Personnel HR profession.  Industrial Relations begat Labor Relations with its accompanying cliché: a smoke-filled room laden with labor bosses and cigar-chomping industrialists hammering out a collective bargaining agreement. As our profession matured we began to use the phrase Employee Relations

Zombie Human Resources; #DTHR Comes Back from the Dead

Podcasting is hot. It's so hot that every person I know seems to have a podcast. Sometimes it seems as if it's gotten to the point where one of my dogs (I put my money on Mr. Crumples) is soon to announce that he's starting up a podcast. And in the HR/Talent space we've got our

I Refuse to Maintain the Status Quo

I dare say that most humans are creatures of habit and routine. That’s not necessarily a bad thing; in our hurly-burly lives it’s nice to rely on muscle-memory so we can drive the same daily route to the office or know that Friday evening will inevitably be comprised of pizza, pajamas and movies. The