We are clearly entering a new era. Coronavirus and infection are changing the way we live. Most of us are working from home, often alongside our children, who are remote learning from home. This new situation has no endpoint – we don’t know how long this will exist – and we are finding new ways to work productively,
Don't let fear stop you from making meaningful career shifts.
Last week, I shared news of my voluntary resignation from my job. On the heels of this announcement, I was shocked by the number of people who came forward to express their utter astonishment at my decision to exit without something already lined up and went on to share their own stories of wanting a career change but being too afraid to do it.
Thomas Newcomen invented the steam engine in 1712. From an early age, Watt was good at engineering and math. He studied instruments in London before returning to Scotland to set up his own business, which did not go so well.
A Great Pleasure in Life Is Doing What People Say You Cannot Do.
What'll You Have...What'll You Have? is chanted across the counter if you visit the iconic Varsity in Atlanta. Your response will most likely be a chili dog or two and a Varsity frosted orange.
How is it we can step up to the counter and tell the staff what we want to order, however, asking for what we want in life is so much more difficult?
So, another year down and another begins. Big deal. Isn’t it just another day? Can’t I just make my mind up to be something more and someone better on any other day of the year? Well, yes.
You may or may not have noticed that I have taken some time off from writing lately. I have done a few pieces for a new concept at SHRM #NotionsByNicole found here.
Want to make the kind of impression that draws people's attention and gets your talents recognized? In Convinced!: How to Prove Your Competence and Win People Over (Berrett-Koehler, 2018), Stanford faculty member Jack Nasher applies his expertise in psychology and negotiation (and also his experience as a mentalist at Hollywood's famous Magic Castle!) to show how anyone can master the techniques of "impression management."
John Wooden-if you are a basketball fan, this name speaks volumes. For those of us over the age of 50 (for me almost 60) Coach Wooden is synonymous with success with class. I often talk with others now about how many leaders seek success without class or without integrity, but short-term success without integrity is like sugar, the short term impact may help you get through a quick issue, but the long term impact of sugar is fleeting.
Fall is much more than Pumpkin Spice and Open Enrollment.
HR professionals need to have a presence in the profession, and a fantastic way to do that is to be involved in the daily conversations that take place on social media. Blogging, tweeting and podcasting are great ways to engage others, but how do you know what to say? How do you “find your voice” as an HR professional?
Last month’s Forté Foundation, #PowerUp Conference hosted in Atlanta is still on my mind. Inspiring women as incoming MBA’s were the primary audience. They were each eager for a re-start of their educational journey. Their stories and dreams will set a new standard. Many of you are still on a high from the #SHRM 18 event. I lived vicariously through the posts of your time in Chicago, the re-unions and the new found friends.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve always asked questions. I was lucky to have a parent that indulged and encouraged my curiosity and always treated me as an equal part of every equation. My thoughts and opinions mattered in our house. We lived by the saying “you’ll never know unless…you ask for it or you try it.” However, there came a point when I stopped believing “there’s no such thing as a stupid question.” I believe this happens to many of us.