WHO’S YOUR HERO?
The breakdown of who most inspires the blog squad.
Boxer James J. Braddock, aka
“Cinderella Man,” fought to provide for
his family during the Great Depression.
After winning the championship, he
returned to the welfare office to repay
Because of the leadership
of President Barack Obama, I
was able to marry my husband
and our union was legally recognized on a federal level.
My father was a big believer of personal
integrity and doing things right the first
time. He taught me so many values that
are key in HR.
—Andrew Marcotte, SHRM-CP
My grandma taught me everything I
know about being fierce and confident.
—Kristina Minyard, SHRM-SCP
My daughter has broken through stereotypes women of my generation were
saddled with. She’s a civil engineer
making her way in what used to be a
—Mark Fogel, SHRM-SCP
I left one of our NASHRM luncheons at
which Heather Kinzie, SHRM-SCP, COO
of The Strive Group, spoke knowing
without a shadow of a doubt that I was
in the right career.
Patrick Lencioni changed manage-
ment by being brave enough to look at
areas other executives and consultants
thought were beneath them, including
vulnerability, humility and the power of
Joan Hukari was my HR mentor and the
best boss I ever had. She is the reason
why I chose HR, why I am certified and
why I am always willing to help a fellow
Note: Andrew Marcotte is with Blain’s Farm & Fleet, Janesville, Wis.; Anthony Paradiso is with
Industry U. I. Services, New York City; Anne Tomkinson is with the DC Public Charter School
Board, Washington, D.C., area; and Gemma Toth is with All in HR, Omaha, Neb.
President Barack Obama
Faced with a horrible situation, Canadian
marathoner Terry Fox focused on helping others. He didn’t beat cancer, but
raised funds so others could.