The Role of Mindfulness and Philosophy in HR Practices with Paul LaLonde

January 23, 2024

Are you curious about the connection between philosophy and HR?

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In this episode of the HR Mixtape podcast, host Shari Simpson interviews Paul LaLonde, a VP of People and Culture, about the intersection of philosophy and HR. They discuss how philosophy can play a role in HR practices and how it can contribute to building a positive company culture.

Key Ideas:

  1. Philosophy as the art of thinking turned into action to make oneself a better person
  2. Building a culture of virtue, where acting courageously, moderately, judiciously, and with wisdom is encouraged
  3. The importance of focusing on respect in team dynamics and how it can prevent burnout

If you're interested in exploring the connection between philosophy and HR, this episode provides valuable insights and practical tips for creating a healthier work environment.

Paul A. LaLonde is a deliberate HR pro who believes philosophy is a difference-making pursuit in life. Learning, teaching, and being of service to others are his purpose. Currently, Paul serves as the VP of People & Culture for CEDA in Chicago.

Paul has won numerous awards including the HR Today MVP Award for his blog HR Philosopher. He is also a bestselling author of the book People Fusion: Best Practices to Build and Retain a Strong Team. Paul is a proud husband, father, disobedient cat owner, Star Wars nerd, and metalhead.


Shari Simpson

Senior Manager Thought Leadership

Paul A. LaLonde

Vice President People and Culture

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