Five Non-HR Books HR Peeps Should Consider Reading!

“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.” – Haruki Murakami Writing is one of my great loves. Of course, can someone love writing without loving reading? I’m not sure, but safe to assume that reading is also one of my great loves!Continue reading “Five Non-HR Books HR Peeps Should Consider Reading!”

Comma Splices, LSD, and Being an Influencer: The Writing Journey of a #SHRM19Blogger

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” — Ernest Hemingway My love of writing grew from Mr. Kuhn’s College Compensation class my senior year in high school. The class was meant to prepare students for college level writing. To say Mr. Kuhn was eccentric is anContinue reading “Comma Splices, LSD, and Being an Influencer: The Writing Journey of a #SHRM19Blogger”

#HRMixTape2019 – Metallica Edition \m/

“Music is the soundtrack to my life.” – James Hetfield, Metallica guitarist and vocals Earlier this week, I took Steve Browne’s challenge to write a blogpost that centered on an #HRMixedTape2019 – HR Edition! My “mixed tape” of songs was a nod to my heavy metal roots! I named some of my favorite heavy metalContinue reading “#HRMixTape2019 – Metallica Edition \m/”

#HRMixedTape2019 – Heavy Metal Edition! \m/

“Without music, life would be a mistake.” — Friedrich Nietzsche Since the age of 12, and likely even earlier, I have been a music lover, more specifically, a diehard metalhead. I love fast, heavy, aggressive, and thought-provoking music. I love the “chug chug chug” of a great riff. I love the artistry of a great solo. I love theContinue reading “#HRMixedTape2019 – Heavy Metal Edition! \m/”

Be a Seal Lion: HR Can Help Others Swim

  “In conversation, one should attend closely to what is being said, and with regard to every impulse attend to what arises from it; in the latter case, to see from the first what end it has in view, and in the former, to keep careful watch on what people are meaning to say.” –Continue reading “Be a Seal Lion: HR Can Help Others Swim”

The Company We Keep: Live On Purpose

“The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.” – Epictetus Having introverted tendencies can be a challenge. You know you need to go out and fulfill certain obligations, but it’s so tiring! Ugh, if only I could stay home with my books and music andContinue reading “The Company We Keep: Live On Purpose”