Author Archives: Richard Grossman

About Richard Grossman

Richard’s life journey is an enduring exploration of artistic expression and creative communication ⎯ blending curiosity, passion and entrepreneurial spirit with technical savvy and good old-fashioned know-how.

His career path has taken him from the theatrical stage to the concert stage; from the broadcasting studio to the recording studio; from the front of the post-secondary classroom to the rear of the administrator’s desk; and from post-production facilities to facilitating the communications needs of Fortune 500 corporations.

Richard has more than 13 years experience in higher education as a teacher and administrator.

A seasoned marketing communications and digital media executive, Richard firmly believes that knowledge empowers and is dedicated to helping people realize their full potential through improved communications. He has spent the better part of his life becoming a “born” communicator and knows from personal experience what that requires. He is at his best developing the personal presence and technical expertise of others.

Richard holds a Bachelor Degree in Organizational Management and Communications from Concordia University in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Interview with Jessica Treft: A Human Resources Perspective | richard s. grossman

In the interest of bringing some different perspective to the conversation, I recently interviewed a couple of Human Resources professionals representing contrasting generations. The topic is workforce trends. First up is Jessica Treft, who is a Human Resources Coordinator in Minneapolis specializing in on-boarding, organizational development and team-building. In this interview, Jessica shares some of her insights and observations on the topic at hand from the “millennial” perspective.

5 Reasons Why Employers Should Hire Mature Workers | richard s. grossman

If you're age 50+ and in the midst of a career transition, more likely than not you're experiencing unique challenges specific to your generation. Let's face it, most of us who are defined by “The Boom” have had personal encounters with age discrimination in the job search process—unjustified though it is. How many of you have intentionally trimmed the timeline on your resume in an attempt to appear younger and thus, more attractive to potential employers?

It's a Great Time for a No BS Zone: Re-calibrating the Crap-o-meter | richard s. grossman

So, from here on out, this site is certified 100% bull free! Getitrealguy.com is your official free-range, grass-fed, no pesticide source for real-life rantings and ravings on any and all things past, present and future. As the tag line suggests, the idea here is for me to call out people and events each week (or more frequently if I feel the urge) that cause the needle on my crap-o-meter to spike in the red. I'll attempt to offer up a slice of real-life perspective in response. My motto is: I may not always get it right, but at least I'll get it real.