HR Soot started in the summer of 2010 as a spontaneous social media experiment, and an awkward attempt to connect with others who were blogging about the work of human resources and leadership. The purpose of this blog today is to create dialogue and connection with a broader scope, and a more personal flavor. I write most about human resources, leadership, running, and diabetes. In other words, I write about the experiences of my work, life, and relationships that cause me to think differently about people.
Why HR Soot?
The name “HR Soot” originated from my belief that in human resources and leadership work, like in life, the most valuable lessons learned frequently come from the unintended bi-products (soot) of what we intend to accomplish. HR Soot is a bi-product of my running through the incomplete combustion of human-related matters.
I have been a practicing healthcare human resources leader for more than a dozen years. I earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Wyoming, and a Master of Science in Organization Leadership and Human Resource Management from Regis University. More information about my professional background can be found on my LinkedIn profile.
I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in the spring of 2011. As a result of my conviction for managing the disease, and heading off the nasty consequences of uncontrolled blood sugars, I have become a moderately obsessed distance runner. Through diet and exercise, I have managed to lower and control my blood sugars without the use of medication.
I currently live, work, and play in Denver, Colorado with my very forgiving wife, and my highly tolerant children.
Everything in this blog represents my own personal views, thoughts, and opinions, which do not represent my employers (past or current), or any other organization with which I have had a formal or informal association.
Unless otherwise indicated, any mentions or reviews of products, goods, or services are unsolicited and unpaid, and expenses or purchases have been made on my own dime.