R-E-S-P-E-C-T. . . from HR

Month: November 2015

R-E-S-P-E-C-T. . . from HR

. . . Thank you Aretha Franklin, for calling out the most important guideline of HR- Respect! Early in my career, I was working at a high school in Arizona.  I had the role of administrative assistant to one of the Vice Principals.  I loved my job!  I learned so much while I was in this role.  I was only 19 years old so I was barely older than some of the seniors.  This made for some interesting interactions and a lot of lessons learned. One was during the aftermath of a fight involving a few kids. I overheard a conversation that has stuck with

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Restoring Hope in HR

Restoring Hope in HR

Restoring Hope in HR Last week I had the opportunity to speak at the Talent Management Alliance (@TheTMAlliance) HRBP University Conference.  I spoke at the end of day 1, right before happy hour, which was a bit tough.  Don’t ever keep HR folks from their cocktails! I was in front of ~150 HR practitioners who were awesome.  They gave me their undivided attention. They wanted to learn and it definitely felt like they were engaged in what I was saying. I spoke about culture and change.  I shared information about merging cultures during acquisitions and when bringing in new executives. The entire conference, the speakers were amazing.

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