People Analytics for Beginners: A #SHRM19Blogger Interview with Giovanni Everduin

“In God we trust; all others must bring data.” – William Edwards Deming Note: This blog post is a contribution to the #SHRM19Blogger website. If interested in discovering other amazing HR bloggers, please click the link to read other posts! I took a stats class in grad school. I was initially excited about the classContinue reading “People Analytics for Beginners: A #SHRM19Blogger Interview with Giovanni Everduin”

Zen Your Work: A Mindful Interview with Dr. Karlyn Borysenko Part II

“Mindfulness frees us of forgetfulness and dispersion and makes it possible to live fully each minute of life. Mindfulness enables us to live.” – Thich Nhat Hanh Note: This blog post is a contribution to the #SHRM19Blogger website. If interested in discovering other amazing HR bloggers, please click the link to read other posts! LastContinue reading “Zen Your Work: A Mindful Interview with Dr. Karlyn Borysenko Part II”

Zen Your Work: A Mindful Interview with Dr. Karlyn Borysenko Part I

“Mindfulness is simply being aware of what is happening right now without wishing it were different; enjoying the pleasant without holding on when it changes (which it will); being with the unpleasant without fearing it will always be this way (which it won’t).” – James Baraz Note: This blog post is a contribution to theContinue reading “Zen Your Work: A Mindful Interview with Dr. Karlyn Borysenko Part I”

The Expert with a Beginner’s Mind

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go with others.” – African Proverb Note: This blog post is a contribution to the #SHRM19Blogger website. If interested in reading other amazing HR bloggers, please consider reading other posts there! On March 19th, I had the privilege of presenting toContinue reading “The Expert with a Beginner’s Mind”

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”