Holiday Party Problem Prevention Strategy

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  Well, it’s that time of year. We will see so many posts about how people should behave at holiday parties. We’ll see the thread-of-emails jokes from HR to the organization that starts with announcing the Christmas Party to announcing that there will be no formal gathering whatsoever. Do you have, or have you considered, […]

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It Only Takes One

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Originally, this article was developed during the time that the Harvey Weinstein news of sexual harassment broke. Since then, every week someone new has been accused of sexual misconduct. My friend and colleague Mr. Dave Ryan wrote a fantastic article about the sexual harassment climate in America, it is titled “HR…They’re Not On The Side […]

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Writing Is My Sanctuary

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My Sanctuary I liked a boy when I was eight years old and I was overwhelmed by my feelings. His name was Bradley and he had dark hair and was really good at kickball. I wrote a silly little diddy on my guitar. No one knew I liked him and I never told him, but alone in […]

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An Affordable Luxury

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My soul was restored recently.  It sounds dramatic to write that but I can’t think of a better way to phrase it. I just got back from spending 10 days exploring China while disconnected from social media and US news. I fired up my VPN to check out Twitter during the Indians brief playoff run […]

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I Have a Few Quibbles

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Ever since Paul Hebert departed from Facebook, I have missed his frequent crotchety, get-off-my-lawn type of observations.  His posts essentially took care of my need to express myself in that way. I simply “liked” or commented and left satisfied that my opinion was heard. But, alas, no one else comes to that same quality of […]

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Leadership Toxicity

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March 2008, Candidate Obama had to give a major speech on race relations.  Not because of something he did or said, but because his Pastor made a statement that the media played incessantly for days. As President, he was met with criticism for speaking up in instances relating to injustice.  Said by many that he […]

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