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”

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”