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Even stubborn organizations can change if HR professionals step up to be heard.

 

 

 For more human resources stories, visit the HR Storytellers video archive.

 

 

October 31, 2017

 

 

I have been thinking a lot about Harvey Weinstein and other high-profile cases of serial sexual harassment. These cases are extraordinarily disturbing, to say the very least.  

There are some who have suggested that the Weinstein nightmare is simply a Hollywood problem, dismissing it as nothing more than the age old “Hollywood casting couch.”  How patently wrong they are. 

October 25, 2017
Yesterday in San Francisco, I addressed a gathering of more than 750 diversity and inclusion leaders from companies and organizations throughout the country. For decades, these professionals have talked about and demonstrated how differing perspectives in the workplace can improve innovation and problem solving. 
 
October 24, 2017

 

Earlier this month, 18,000 people descended upon Orlando for the annual Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Technology.

We live in an amazing time, where the influence and impact of technology permeates every aspect of our lives. We rely on technology to do our banking, stay connected with our friends, book our travel, and to manage our schedules. And yet women make up a relatively small percentage of the technical workforce.

October 22, 2017

On October 18, @shrmnextchat chatted with special guest Colmon Elridge @colmonelridge about Coaching for First-Time Leaders.

In case you missed this informative chat, you can read the tweets here:

 

October 18, 2017

 

 

“The ultimate test of a leader is how well he/she can build leadership in others.” ~ Dave Ulrich

 

Coaching in the workplace – it’s not just for executives anymore.

October 16, 2017
 
Change.
 
A simple word that is infinite in how it can be defined, measured and approached. There are countless articles, training courses, books and opinions on what change is/isn’t and how to approach it when it occurs. That seems ironic to me because if change is hard to define, how can a model be derived to effectively address the various components (that ultimately lead to more change.)
 
October 4, 2017


 

Thoughts before heading to the SHRM Leadership Development Forum

September 29, 2017

 


 

After a storm, there is an opportunity to bring people together and create a stronger team.

Here are some tips about ways to do that while building camaraderie and teamwork.

September 18, 2017

 

Wait, that wasn’t a good story?  Isn’t that how you remember it?  Well, it has all the key components that you need to know.  It has the who, the what and the how.  It also has information on the results.  So, what’s missing?

September 18, 2017

 

Listening like a leader enables you to make the world about others.
 
"An outward mindset precedes leadership."
 

Get Started:

Take out a pen and paper. Write your responses to the questions that follow.

Writing is thinking.

September 15, 2017

 

 

I have a simple test to see if CEOs practice what they preach. Does their Head of HR report directly to them or to someone else? If they report to the COO -- or even worse-- their CFO, it is a red flag.

August 17, 2017
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I think we all recognize the “cone of silence” from Get Smart. Information is kept highly confidential among a select few. On the screen, hilarity ensues and somehow the good guys manage to save the day. In the workplace, however, this kind of tight-lipped operation often leads to very negative consequences.

August 16, 2017

 

We dropped my oldest daughter off at a YMCA overnight camp for the week, this past Sunday. This is the second year she attended and, this time around, my anxiety levels are a little lower and I'm getting a little more sleep than last year. Not by much, but it's better. Even writing this post makes me a little anxious.

July 27, 2017

 

Attitude is not about being aggressive or obnoxious. It is about being competent, taking a stand when you have the information and the facts, and not backing down. It sounds relatively simple, but it is difficult for HR practitioners when you have people all day long pressing you to move their agenda instead of doing what is best for your business and your people.

July 27, 2017

 

When I was in university I worked part time as an HR assistant and recruiter at a large grocery retail chain. Thanks to the grocery store price wars consumers have been benefitting from off and on over the last decade, we saw a lot of turnover at every level of the company. New execs would come in every so often, sometimes annually – sometimes even more often – and every one of them wanted to take the company in a “new direction.”

July 25, 2017