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Here’s To Life

Here's to Life. . . One of my favorite bands is Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers (RCPM). I have followed them for years. My favorite song is Here's To Life. It is a tribute to being present. To enjoying what life has given you. It's about celebrating the people you...

WorkHuman 2018- Wow!

Globoforce raised the bar again this year. Wow! And of course, all the amazing HR practitioners to share insights, food, and cocktails with. I would love to be able to share every single thing that happened and all the great insights but. . . I don't have that much...

Word of the Year- Engage

  I try to find a word of the year to guide me in the right direction- to help me focus on the doing. The word of the year can be very powerful. I keep it front of mind by putting it on my vision board, in my planner and other places so I see it daily. Words I have...

Did We Forget About “Dear Abby”?

One of the monthly articles in my favorite magazine answers etiquette questions. I always love to read them and wonder what the person did while they waited for the response in the magazine. Did they confront the mother-in-law who criticized their cooking? Did they...

Want To Break Through to the Next Level? Find a Coach.

Natural athletes seldom achieve greatness on their own.  A good coach will add so much more to an athlete’s ultimate success by focusing on their strengths and blocking out negative impulses. Coaching, in general, is about looking forward. It is a process of helping...

External Awareness- Look Outside of Yourself

  You may have heard the expression, "reading the room". This is the ability for someone to understand what is going on around them and react as needed. The fancier term is external awareness. And let's face it, I am super fancy so that's what we will call it!   In...

Pay Equity Debate-Truth or Fiction

The pay equity debate has been on everyone's mind recently. As women, we want to know that we are being paid the same as the man doing the same job at the next desk over. There are reports that say it is not an issue and reports that say it is an issue. The bottom...

Self-Management: Not Just About Managing Yourself

  The idea of self-management seems pretty simple. It says it all in the name, right? You manage yourself and . . . done.   But self-management is much more. And why does it matter? Self-management helps you to be a better leader. It helps you get shit done and move...

Self-Aware: The Woman in the Mirror

  When was the last time you took a look in the mirror and really saw who you were? Not the little wrinkles or the crooked smile, but who you are inside. Who is the woman in the mirror? What makes you, you? How are you different from everyone else? How are you the...

Are We There Yet? Diversity Numbers

I was recently on a road trip with some friends and the obligatory, "Are we there yet?" was asked more than a few times. After the trip, I was reflecting on this statement. Every child learns when they are in the car for any extended period of time to ask, "Are we...

Defining E & I & D . . . And Belonging

Defining E & I & D- Engagement, Inclusion, & Diversity (updated 5.7.18 to add in Belonging) I have recently moved into a new role at my company. When I have tried to explain to people what I am going to be doing I get a lot of blank stares and questions of...

Prim & Proper Investigations

HR Investigations . . . This post isn't for the O.G.*, pearl and cardigan wearing, HR lady. Nope, it's for the newbies who still need a bit of direction. Although hopefully, I can remind everyone of the basics for Employee Relations= HR investigations. Inevitably,...

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