WorkHuman 2018- Wow!

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 time! I do want to share what made the most impact on me. Brene Brown was amazing- as usual. There were so many good examples and ideas that she shared. If you have not seen her speak, go find her next gig now. It is awesome. Her wit is what makes

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Listen

My brother and I were driving to a family function the other day. Usually we would be talking about what adventures his kids were up to or how work is going. Instead we started talking about politics. Because who doesn’t want some lighthearted political conversation while sitting in rush hour traffic?!?! We got into some heavy things and covered a lot of ground. I was happy when I got out of the car. Not because traffic was crazy and not because I “won.” I was happy because even though it was a heavy conversation, we were able to listen to

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Coaching Costs Money – Here’s the Bottom Line

In previous articles, we’ve discussed how a coach can help you become more successful, formats of the sessions, and confidentiality issues. By now, I am sure you are thinking, “Bottom line it for me, Katee. How much is this going to cost me?” Let’s talk about costs of a coach. It’s all free! (Just kidding) The costs of a coach are pretty flexible. I will give you an overview of executive coaching options, as well as an overview of a life coach, should you go down that path. Executive coaches work with individuals and organizations. The costs of a coach differ a

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Coaching Confidentiality

    I have shared a lot about the concepts and logistics of coaching; now I am going to share something that is a bit more personal. For a coaching relationship to be effective, there has to be trust between the coach and the client. That is a non-negotiable. For there to be trust, there needs to be some agreement on what is confidential and what is not. This doesn’t mean you need to sign an iron clad non-disclosure agreement. I would recommend that you start with a conversation outlining what information stays between the two of you and more

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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 the last two posts we focused on self-awareness and self management.  Those are both internally focused. Now let’s look outward with external awareness.   Awareness. Awareness is knowing what is going on around you. It’s another piece of the emotional intelligence puzzle. Having awareness of others can open your eyes. Awareness helps you

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Pay Equity Debate-Truth or Fiction

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 line is . . . it’s complicated. There are multiple factors to consider, so it is not cut and dry. Choices. A lot of the pay equity debate is being attributed to choices. I agree that choices do have an impact. Let’s dig in on that. High percentages of women

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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 same? One of the most important tools for being a better human is self-awareness. A lot of people lack this tool and suffer because of it. Knowing how you are being perceived by others can help you win (or lose), both deals and your employees. Today self-awareness is even

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Defining E & I & D

Defining E & I & D- Engagement, Inclusion, & Diversity 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 what it means. Heck- I am still trying to define it myself! So, what is the role? VP of Engagement and Inclusion. I will also focus on our continued  diversity efforts. Altogether we are talking about Engagement, Inclusion & Diversity. Sounds fancy, huh? For my non-HR friends (and maybe a few in HR), I

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Prim & Proper Investigations

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, there will be a time in your HR career when you will complete an investigation. HR Investigations are an important part of being a generalist and need to be handled in a prim and proper way. If they are good, investigations can ensure a safe and happy workplace. We always want our employees to be comfortable when they are at

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How Do I Give Feedback?

Too much of anything is bad, right? I believe this to be true in most circumstances. Too much food, you get sick. Too much exercise, sore muscles and possible injuries. Too much booze, well…. that can lead to too much of other things! But what about feedback? Is there a circumstance where too much feedback is just, well, too much? Or the other extreme, when you are not getting any at all. That’s not great either, right? Or what if you don’t know how to give feedback? I was working for a large company a few years back and it

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