Throughout my career I’ve seen some interesting stuff go down in HR. I've seen bullying, favoritism and some unethical behavior. I’ve also seen some really great stuff: mentoring, standing up to bullies, and strong partnerships to name a few. Unfortunately the bad stuff has a way … [Read more...] about Come on HR! Don’t be crappy!
Mother’s day has me thinking about work-life balance and all the moms out there trying to find balance between their hectic lives and responsibilities. Over the years, work-life balance has extended beyond working mothers to include a variety of situations we maybe hadn’t … [Read more...] about Down with work- life balance
The best way to discourage someone is to make them feel like their contributions to work have no value. Despite what you may have heard there are definitely some positives to discouraging people: They rarely speak up or challenge anything They don’t volunteer for much … [Read more...] about Actions speak louder than words
Sometimes the best advice is to ignore someones "helpful" advice. In the next couple weeks I'll be talking about experiences where I've disregarded bad advice. You can read the first part of the series here. What about you? What advice have you received and chucked out the … [Read more...] about Advice I never took part 2: Keep it plain
I was at a party recently and managed to get cornered by "that guy." You know the one...you are just nice enough too and now he won't stop talking to you. So there I was cornered, trying to be polite but also scanning the room for an escape hatch. The conversation took an … [Read more...] about It won’t happen to me