Leadership Bullies vs Champions

I worked with a leader who inspired fear every time he worked with his reports. He would say, ‘To respect me they must fear me’. And to that, I would say ‘Fear gets impressive short term results, but makes for depressing long term results.’ When they stop fearing you,...

Start Up Mistake: Hiring an HR leader TOO LATE

Marc Andreessen says most companies put off hiring a HR leader too long. The delay makes the company more at risk of “catastrophic failure through self-inflicted wounds,” according to Andreessen. In an interview with tech industry veteran Elad Gil for his...

Psychological Safety

Do you know what the new work ‘stress’ issue is? It is what I like to call our current ‘culture of contentiousness’ that have created a need for ‘psychological safety’ (you can thank Google leadership for this term). It is the...

Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

You know it, you’ luv it, you can’t get enough of it – conflict. And lately, there is a plethora of it. Ok…now that I’ve gotten to use the word ‘plethora’ (so satisfying for a word nerd like me) – let’s dig in:...
The HR Warrior Journey Begins!

The HR Warrior Journey Begins!

While working the mean streets of Silicon Valley, San Francisco, and Sonoma County, it has occurred to me MANY times as an HR professional like myself and MANY others are a courageous bunch fighting for our companies/employees success, while slaying dragons of...