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”

A Year in Review: My Favorite 7 HR Philosopher Blog Posts

“I will keep constant watch over myself and — most usefully — will put each day up for review. For this is what makes us evil — that none of us looks back upon our own lives. We reflect upon only that which we are about to do. And yet our plans for the futureContinue reading “A Year in Review: My Favorite 7 HR Philosopher Blog Posts”

The Cardinal Virtues: A Source of Inspiration for the New Year

“Virtue is a wealth, and all other good things that a man can have come from virtue.” — Socrates This is one of last blog posts for 2021. I don’t think I wrote as much as I could have, but it’s been a busy year! How many of us truly get to do all theContinue reading “The Cardinal Virtues: A Source of Inspiration for the New Year”

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”