OK, I know I snuck in with a playlist for the event before it happened, but this is the playlist I really wanted to build. So many of these songs pop in my head when I think of these folks and/or their topics, and I have to share them. Subscribers may need to click through for the Grooveshark playlist widget.
So here’s the list of speakers/session titles, the songs, and then a special little bonus at the end…
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised. You got to be there if you want to play, yo.
Social Network Analysis – Josh LeTourneau: My Poor Brain – The dude is so smart, he makes my head hurt. I dig that.
If HR is so bad, what are you DOING about it? – Steve Browne: Mr. Nice Guy -> I never really feared a parking lot curb stomp from him. Mostly.
If HR is so bad, what are you DOING about it? – Jason Lauritsen: The Fixer -> Not content to just see things are broken. I love people who chase answers.
Emotional Intelligence (EQ) in the Workplace – Kevin Grossman: Sweet Emotion -> EQ is still poorly understood by many. Kevin’s attempt to shed some light is noble.
Pop Culture, Politics, and HR – Laurie Ruettimann: Mystery Girl -> No, she’s not. But still, I think of her when I hear it.
Pop Culture, Politics, and HR – Matt Stollak: AKA Driver -> The man behind AKABruno comes from behind the curtain again, and is as delightful as everyone suspects.
Diversity and Inclusion- Innovation in the 21st Century- Joe Gerstandt: Clean Getaway -> A song about clearing your head and flying your freak flag. Tell me that doesn’t work.
Virtual Management – Eric Winegardner: Big Love -> I don’t know anyone with a deeper reserve of energy and positive vibes, and he’s generous with them both.
Connecting in a Non-creepy Way – Shauna Moerke: Minion Mambo -> $10 says she giggles all the way through the song.
Connecting in a Non-creepy Way – Dwane Lay: Creep -> Yes, I get a song, too. Mostly as the “don’t do that” example.
Recruiting: Cool Tools and More – Craig Fisher: Sonnet of a Media Mogul -> Inspired by the Saturday evening private coaching session he provided on social media.
Six Thinking Hats – Suzanne Rumsey: Sweet Little Hats -> REALLY tempted to pull out Safety Dance here, but this classy jazz just seems to fit better.
Wellness Doesn’t Suck – Tanya Barham: Sickness -> An ironic choice, I guess, but who doesn’t love a little Iggy Pop?
The HR Slam – Mary Ellen Slayter: Bad News and Bad Breaks -> That taco stand had it rough. And our news maven filled us in on their bad breaks with style.
The HR Slam – Charlie Judy: Rich Man in a Fishbowl -> Smooth, smart, and possessing an embarrassment of respect from his peers, he’s a rich man indeed.
Designing for Influence – Paul Hebert: Easily Influenced -> OK, it may not be easy, but we can dream, right?
Linking Culture, Brand, and Revenue – Nate DaPore: Pulp Culture -> Full disclosure, I really dig Thomas Dolby and jumped at the chance to get him on the list. I dig Nate, too.
How do I get there from here? – Paul Smith: One Good Man -> Like Janice said, it ain’t much. Only everything.
How do I get there from here? – China Gorman: Digging to China -> Because we all dig her so. And I swore no Bowie.
The Great Performance Debate – Mike Carden: Tomorrow Comes Today -> A little tribute to his homeland being so far away, but mostly because he’s as smooth as the song.
The Great Performance Debate – William Tincup: A Watcher’s Point of View -> William always strikes me as exceptionally perceptive, and his point of view is a little different than most. And that’s awesome.
Finally, a few for those who made it happen for all of us…
Steve Boese: He Got Game -> I dare you to dispute that fact.
Crystal Peterson: Won’t Let You Down -> She deserves every bit of praise for getting us a temp home.
Ben Eubanks: Mansion on the Hill -> There’s a big future for this upstart. Much respect.
Trish McFarlane: Love is a Battlefield -> There’s no doubt she’s got some love for this community.
Now get to grooving…