Entries by Brian Patrick Jensen

Getting Real about Workforce Diversity

Speech transcript on “Real About Diversity” first delivered to the Tri-State Human Resource Management Association Diversity Program (October 26, 2012). Learn more about this keynote & view presentation slides here. Until I did it for me I ponder the numbers a lot these days. —25 years of service in human resource management, overseeing employment of thousands […]

Don’t You Dare Apologize!

Humbling Down Disclaimers People insist to say that, if they had to do it all over again, they wouldn’t change a thing. But that, of course, isn’t true of anyone. Humbling down the opposite position ain’t all that remarkable either.  Good leaders reflect self-critically, readily admit mistakes and strive open-mindedness–all good.  But too often we […]

Veterans: Few and Proud I Know

Admiration from Afar The 2010 Census recorded 21.8 million veterans in the United States. As I pondered for this post, it struck me humble how few Vets I know personally. I mean there are acquaintances and friends-of-friends who Served.  And no doubt others in my purview are Vets, but I am unaware of it. Still, […]

Inspiration that Speaks for Itself

This 2011 TED-Talk featuring film critic Roger Ebert offers inspiration that speaks for itself. A popular television personality, Ebert was diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer in 2002 and later salivary gland cancer.  In 2006, Ebert suffered life-threatening complications after jaw surgery to remove more cancerous tissue.