Street Level Influencers: Local SHRM Chapters Are Fighting Racism in the Workplace

“When people show you who they are, believe them.” – Maya Angelou When I started my “Street Level Influencer” series, it was meant to showcase the power of HR professionals at the ground level. People on the frontline doing the work, making a meaningful impact, and not asking for much in return, other than the … Continue reading Street Level Influencers: Local SHRM Chapters Are Fighting Racism in the Workplace

Obstacles Are the Ally’s Path: White America Knows What to Do

“Desperation, despair, fear, powerlessness – these reactions are functions of our perceptions. You must realize: Nothing makes us feel this way; we choose to give into such feelings. Or, choose not to.” – Ryan Holiday There are sayings that change us. Mantras we try to live by. Many of us use them to keep ourselves … Continue reading Obstacles Are the Ally’s Path: White America Knows What to Do

Silence Is Acceptance: HR Cannot Avoid Talking About the Black Experience

“There can be no movement without friction.” – Marc Perry Nothing I say here is going to be new. It isn’t going to be earth shattering. It isn’t going to be profound. But it is all something that I need to say. I had wrote an article about how silence is acceptance when it comes … Continue reading Silence Is Acceptance: HR Cannot Avoid Talking About the Black Experience

Doing the Right Thing Is Always in Our Control

“The time is always right to do what is right.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. The beginning of the year has so many of us thinking, reflecting. We write about our thoughts. We give pause, give ourselves space to explore our feelings, emotions, dreams. How does this all impact our future? Two of my good … Continue reading Doing the Right Thing Is Always in Our Control

Be Seen and See Others – Street Level Influencer: Get to Know Olga Piehler

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. – Aesop I’ve been writing a lot about the power of the Street Level Influencer. I argue that some of the most impactful people in our lives are right in front of us! We just need to remember to tap into those around us for their wisdom … Continue reading Be Seen and See Others – Street Level Influencer: Get to Know Olga Piehler