Black History Lessons: Why HR Needs to Study the Past

“You must unlearn what you have learned.” – Yoda “Truth is powerful and it prevails.” – Sojourner Truth “History is philosophy teaching by example.” – Thucydides Some of my earliest memories of my Grandpa Bob are of me sitting with him watching the History Channel – back when it actually showed history. We would watchContinue reading “Black History Lessons: Why HR Needs to Study the Past”

Panel Preview: Why Discuss The Obstacle Is the Way?

“The only reason to study philosophy is to become a better person.” – Ryan Holiday On Thursday February 25th, my friends and colleagues Olga Piehler, Carlos Escobar, Erich Kurschat, and I are putting on a FREE Pop-Up Roundtable to discuss the book The Obstacle Is the Way by Ryan Holiday. I hope you join us!Continue reading “Panel Preview: Why Discuss The Obstacle Is the Way?”

Street Level Influencer – Meet Dr. Rhonda Owens

“Each contact with a human being is so rare, so precious, one should preserve it.” — Anais Nin Welcome to the new year. It seems a lot like the last year. Wasn’t there a song about that? Well, never mind. Happy new year! The Street Level Influencer is back for 2021, and I can’t waitContinue reading “Street Level Influencer – Meet Dr. Rhonda Owens”

#HRMixedTape – 2020 #HRMetal Edition

“Music is medicine.” –  Unknown I lied in my last post. It was NOT my final blog spot for 2020. As I’ve done numerous times in prior posts, I took Steve Browne’s call and made an #HRMixedTape. By this point it’s somewhat blasé to say 2020 was a horrid year. However, it was an amazingContinue reading “#HRMixedTape – 2020 #HRMetal Edition”

Reflections on 2020, Perspective, and Hope

“Rebellions are built on hope.” Jyn Erso, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story As I write my final blog post for 2020, I wanted it to be a reflection on this past year. I assumed I’d write how horrible this year has been, and make no mistake, it has been a very challenging year. ForContinue reading “Reflections on 2020, Perspective, and Hope”

Networking as an Introverted HR Professional: How Stoicism Helped Me Overcome Distance

“You’ve been made by nature for the purpose of working with others.” Marcus Aurelius I’ve mentioned it many times in the past. I am an introvert. This does not mean, as many erroneously believe, that I dislike people. As a dedicated HR professional, I don’t believe I’d have gotten very far if I didn’t likeContinue reading “Networking as an Introverted HR Professional: How Stoicism Helped Me Overcome Distance”

Street Level Influencer: Meet Jane Murtaugh and Her Passion for HR Education

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela It’s been a while, but the Street Level Influencer is back! 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 knowingContinue reading “Street Level Influencer: Meet Jane Murtaugh and Her Passion for HR Education”

Street Level Influencer: Meet Anthony Eaton and His Passion for Leadership

“Leadership is about empathy. It is about having the ability to relate to and connect with people for the purpose of inspiring and empowering their lives.” — Oprah It’s been a while, but the Street Level Influencer is back! Now more than ever, we need reminders from those individuals at the ground level making anContinue reading “Street Level Influencer: Meet Anthony Eaton and His Passion for Leadership”

Street Level Influencer: Meet James Woods

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle When I began my idea of the Street Level Influencer, I had no idea how positive people would respond to it! I’m excited that it struck a chord with people. In the series, I argue that some of theContinue reading “Street Level Influencer: Meet James Woods”