Back to the Future! A #WISHRM21 Guide to Help You Prepare for In-Person Conferences!

“We all have to make decisions that affect the course of our lives.” – “Doc” Emmet Brown The last in-person conference I attended was the SHRM National Conference in Las Vegas. No, not the one that was just held this past September, but the one held in June 2019! It’s been over two years sinceContinue reading “Back to the Future! A #WISHRM21 Guide to Help You Prepare for In-Person Conferences!”

Future Ready HR! A #WISHRM21 Interview with THE Jennifer McClure!!!

“It’s time to redefine HR. … I’m talking about our capabilities. Our impact. How we develop and support each other to evolve our field. This is about shaking free of legacy perceptions and dogma of our past and building something new.” – Lars Schmidt, from Redefining HR: Transforming People Teams to Drive Business Performance ThereContinue reading “Future Ready HR! A #WISHRM21 Interview with THE Jennifer McClure!!!”

Developing Managers to Lead! A #WISHRM Interview with Kristin Derwinski

“Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” – Peter F. Drucker Leadership development. When done well, it seems to be the archeological treasure that is hard to find yet sweet to obtain! Many a great HR leader has tried developing their internal leadership programs only to encounter giant boulders, poison darts,Continue reading “Developing Managers to Lead! A #WISHRM Interview with Kristin Derwinski”

Build Immunity to Negativity: A #WISHRM21 Interview with Tina Hallis

“People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.” – Thích Nhất Hạnh Admittedly, much of my life I have been negative. It’s taken me years to undo what came natural to me – seeing the bad in things rather thanContinue reading “Build Immunity to Negativity: A #WISHRM21 Interview with Tina Hallis”

Use Your Influence for Good! A #WISHRM21 Interview with Michelle Yanahan

“We have a responsibility to influence the people in our lives to be the best possible people they can be: ‘Therefore encourage one another and build each other up’ (1 Thess. 5: 11).” – Henry Cloud & John Townsend from How to Have That Difficult Conversation Influence. It seems to be the word of theContinue reading “Use Your Influence for Good! A #WISHRM21 Interview with Michelle Yanahan”

The Time That Is Given to Us: A Eulogy

The following is a eulogy I wrote and read for my brother’s wake on July 8, 2021. I had no intent on publishing this; however, the response had been overwhelming, and many people asked me for a copy. I felt it must have been more powerful that I intended. So, I felt if it meantContinue reading “The Time That Is Given to Us: A Eulogy”