Posts Tagged Personal Development
#1. If you want to change people, change what they believe about themselves.
If people believe in you, encourage them to believe in themselves.
I like to help out students at my alma mater where I received my Bachelor’s degree – the University at Buffalo School of Management. A few times a year they host amazing events I like to be a part of such as “Coffee Cup Conversations” (kind of like speed dating between students and professionals) and “Career Passport Conference” where I present to groups of students on what I did during my time at UB and after, to establish my career.
Philip Humbert reminded me of the importance of building fences. Philip sent a weekly newsletter for years. The TIPS Title for October of 2016, one of his last newsletters, was Good Fences Make Us Rich. He continually asked me a more beautiful question as if he was just across the table enjoying a cup of coffee with me.
Here was Phil's opening One Minute TIP:
On January 3, @shrmnextchat chatted about Is Your HR Career Ready to Take on 2018 with special guests from SHRM’s HR Competencies and Professional Development teams: Ashley Miller (@Miller843), Senior Specialist, HR Competencies, Research; Lindsay Northon (@SHRMLindsay), Specialist, HR Competencies, Research; Michelle Keefe (@keefe_mk), Specialist, Education; Elizabeth L
It’s that time again. New year, new you. While the traditional “get back in the gym” and “save more money” resolutions are great, the beginning of a new year is an opportune time to reflect on your HR career as well. Start by identifying goals for the year ahead and designing a plan for achieving those goals and advancing further toward your ideal career state.
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.
Molly Fletcher knows a thing or two about being a game changer. She spent two decades as one of the world's few female sports agents, working with hundreds of athletes, coaches and media personalities, before founding her own company in 2010.
“What do you do?” A seemingly innocuous question we ask and are all asked so many times in our adult lives. At a party, on an airplane, when meeting someone for the first time- it’s the “icebreaker” that helps understand, or perhaps even define each other. But what’s struck me through the years- particularly since I’ve retired from the military- is what I reveal to and about myself in the answering.
Try this to become a better employee and a better person.
Here are some plans for four popular resolutions. You will find that they overlap; so if you're daring, resolve to do all four.
- To improve overall health, start with being more active.
Take the stairs instead of the elevator… ALWAYS!
Park far from the entrance… ALWAYS!
If you’re like me, the week between Christmas and New Year’s is the most inspiring time to set goals for the coming year. Perhaps it’s the lull in activity, or that it’s cold outside, or that I see January 1st as a endued with special powers to turn me from chronic procrastinator to achiever; when I’ll magically have enough willpower to go for a brisk morning walk and then sit down to write for an hour every day.
If you've been in the same job for four or five years, chances are that your role has changed. That's also the average amount of time people stick with one position these days. With that in mind, Jenny Blake, a former career development manager at Google, says it's time to think about job transitions in a new way.
SHRM offers a wealth of resources to anyone preparing to take the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification exams or seeking to earn recertification credits. Here are 10 books available from the SHRMStore that can help you focus your study efforts and maximize your results:
Are you looking for a way to prepare for the future?
I only have one tip really: Start out well. For the first year, be on time, be diligent, arrive early, leave late, take shorter breaks than others, study, be nice to everyone, volunteer for the grunt work, and have fewer excuses. The adage is truer than it is false – a first impression is a lasting impression. Impress everyone that they made a good choice hiring you!
Some of us are detail oriented while others are more focused on the big picture. Both are important, but there are times when being more detail oriented can be a major differentiator. I had a personal experience yesterday that brought this home to me.