“Wait til @jkjhr sees us, he loves us!” – #ILSHRM18

Many of us like to point to our vast social networks and talk about the friendships we have either made or deepened that are directly attributable to hanging out on social media. I, for one, can point to the early days on #HRtwitter as instrumental in bringing lots of people into my life; folks

Is it Ever Time to STOP Chasing a Dream?

The internet, magazines and even the backs-of-cereal-boxes are filled with inspirational messages, stories and exhortations. Quotes abound as HR bloggers, career coaches and life style experts share words of encouragement: “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” Les Brown “11 Reasons Why You Should Dream Big”  Robert

No Joke: Your HR Lady is the Funnest Person You (Don’t) Know

I’m going to let you in on a secret; those aloof stern-faced bureaucrats who work in your human resources department are, quite possibly, some of the most engaging and enjoyable people at your company. I’m not kidding. They’re probably a lot of fun. Naturally you scoff. It’s highly likely you’ve never witnessed your HR leader displaying

Do Something Awesome Every Day

I recently had lunch with a woman I worked with several years ago; she and I had interacted somewhat frequently to attend to business but we also genuinely liked each other. Simpatico and compatible. After catching up on the phone lamenting the fact that too much time had passed, we decided to get together, have a

Celebrate Others with Random Tweets of Kindness #RTOK

Last March my friend Lars Schmidt (@ThisisLars) chose a day and dedicated his timeline to Random Tweets of Kindness. He spent the day tweeting to people who had helped, supported, and inspired him over the years. And we're going to do it again!  As Lars wrote at Amplify Talent the other day: Random Tweets Of Kindness Returns The original