. . . 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
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.