The movie Elf was was released 15 years ago. It stars Will Ferrell as Buddy, an orphan who crawls into Santa’s bag of toys and ends up at the North Pole as an infant. Rather than send him back to the orphanage, Santa allows an elf-man who never settled down to adopt and raise Buddy […]

The Buzz on HR reached its 7th Blogiversary in May. I was taking a little sabbatical from writing following the #BlackBlogsMatter challenge so I didn’t make much fuss about it. But I gotta admit, 7 Years is a really big deal and I’m proud of myself for making it this far … Yet I know […]

Creating and maintaining high performance in our workplaces is not easy. It takes a lot of effort … And that’s probably why so many individuals and organizations fail at it. Not everyone is cut out for it. Not everyone wants to put in the work it takes to have it. So I’m not going to […]

I’ve had the same hair scarf since the mid-90s. I bought it from a Black Beauty supply store on the southside (pronounced souf-saahd) of Richmond, VA during my first year of college. That scarf has been with me thru every major moment in my adult life. It was there when I was on academic probation […]

Since ending the 2018 #BlackBlogsMatter challenge, I’ve taken a brief break from blogging. I poured a lot of myself creatively and emotionally into the posts I wrote. I needed a moment to recharge. In the meanwhile, I’ve done 2 awesome interviews on 2 awesome podcasts that I’d love for you to listen to! Cy Wakeman’s […]

2018 is upon us and it is time for predictions of what this new year will bring. Here’s my Top 5 Trends in HR for 2018 (in no particular order) …  Artificial Intelligence (AI) … For years, HR has been behind the curve in the world of AI and the associated predictive analytics that come […]

2017 was a good year for The Buzz on HR, both online and off. The best part was finding my voice again as a writer and speaker. And feeling supported and encouraged by my readers to express myself fully and freely. As someone who writes about management, leadership and human resources as my primary focus, […]

“Die Hard?? That’s not a Christmas movie,” you say.  The devil is a lie! Not only is Die Hard a Christmas movie, it’s one of the best everrrrr. Set at an office Christmas party on Christmas Eve with Christmas carols all up and thru both the movie’s score and soundtrack, Die Hard is the story […]

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