HR Social Hour Half Hour Podcast: A Story

“Personal values are the measuring sticks by which we determine what is a successful and meaningful life.” – Mark Manson How do you know you “made it?” Depends on what you value. Personally, I value relationships. I value being of service to others. I value trying to make the world a better place. How didContinue reading “HR Social Hour Half Hour Podcast: A Story”

Stockholm Syndrome, Toxicity, and Work

“You, what do you own the world? How do you own disorder? Disorder.” – System of a Down, Toxicity I first heard of Patty Hearst in high school. Her story is an interesting one, if not tragic. She was abducted and held hostage by a terrorist group in San Francisco in the 1970s. The groupContinue reading “Stockholm Syndrome, Toxicity, and Work”

Nine Quotes by Marcus Aurelius That Could Change the Way You Do HR (and Life)

“Marcus Aurelius is the noblest of all the men who, by sheer intelligence and force of character, have prized and achieved goodness for its own sake and not for any reward.” – Michael Grant, Historian It’s no secret that the Stoics have deeply influenced my personal and professional life. When I need wisdom, I turnContinue reading “Nine Quotes by Marcus Aurelius That Could Change the Way You Do HR (and Life)”

Agrippa’s Trilemma and the Meaning of Life

“The meaning of life is that it is to be lived, and it is not to be traded and conceptualized and squeezed into a pattern of systems.” — Bruce Lee Google “the meaning of life” and 1,260,000,000 results appear. It’s safe to say that this is a mystery many folks want to figure out. AsContinue reading “Agrippa’s Trilemma and the Meaning of Life”

Street Level Influencer – Meet Kim Bozeman

Time for another Street Level Influencer interview! Now more than ever, we need reminders from those individuals at the ground level making an impact in our daily lives – many times without us knowing it – that life is overwhelmingly good, even when it’s “bad.” Street level influencers provide that for us. COVID, social unrest,Continue reading “Street Level Influencer – Meet Kim Bozeman”

Street Level Influencer – Meet Scott McCullough

Too many businesses today are based on driving prices lower by screwing over somebody: pounding suppliers or squeezing employees. We’re the opposite. We put our employees first. If you take care of them, they will take care of your customers better than anybody else.  — Kip Tindell, CEO, Container Store For the first time in almostContinue reading “Street Level Influencer – Meet Scott McCullough”

Thích Nhất Hạnh and Lessons for HR Professionals

“Tomorrow, I will continue to be. But you will have to be very attentive to see me. I will be a flower, or a leaf. I will be in these forms, and I will say hello to you. If you are attentive enough, you will recognize me, and you may greet me. I will beContinue reading “Thích Nhất Hạnh and Lessons for HR Professionals”

Change Yourself, Change the World

“Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.  “Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do toContinue reading “Change Yourself, Change the World”