Street Level Influencer – Meet Aly McKinster

“The business of business is relationships; the business of life is human connection.” — Robin Sharma For the first time in almost 10 months, I bring you the Street Level Influencer series! It’s been a minute, that’s for sure! Now more than ever, we need reminders from those individuals at the ground level making anContinue reading Street Level Influencer – Meet Aly McKinster

It’s Not About the Tattoos

“When you dominate other people’s emotions, the time has to come when you have to pay, and heavily, for that privilege.” – Ethel Waters “Force can overcome force, but a free society cannot long steel itself to dominate another people by sheer force.” – Dean Acheson I got my first tattoo when I was 18.Continue reading “It’s Not About the Tattoos”

Nine Quotes by Thích Nhất Hạnh That Could Change the Way You Do HR (and Life)

“Thích Nhất Hạnh is a real poet.” – Robert Lowell I have maintained since day one of writing this blog that philosophy offers professionals a difference making outlook on life, work, love, and everything. To me, philosophy is about living one’s best life and acting on what is right. Doing HR right is an actContinue reading Nine Quotes by Thích Nhất Hạnh That Could Change the Way You Do HR (and Life)

#HRUnite! Conference 2022: Key Take Aways from an #HRAwesome Event!

“Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.” – Chinese Proverb There are those rare events that reinvigorate you, inspire you, help you remember why you do what you do. This is the point of “conferencing!” It is meant to help attendees learn new things while helping them recharge their batteries. Remember, motivationContinue reading “#HRUnite! Conference 2022: Key Take Aways from an #HRAwesome Event!”

Random Thoughts as the World Burns

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” — Leo Tolstoy Note: I wrote this as a random scattering of thoughts following a tumultuous June. Mass shootings, the end of Roe v. Wade, January 6th Hearings – a United States in crisis. It was therapeutic to write… if not projectingContinue reading “Random Thoughts as the World Burns”

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”