Hurtling to the NEXT Normal!

Hurtling to the NEXT Normal!

“PAUSE” or “HURTLING”? The last 10 weeks have been many things, confusing, overwhelming, eye opening, heart breaking, feelings of helplessness and more. Initially for me, it felt like I was hurtling forward! So many questions and things to figure out… Will I get sick? What will I do if so? Have I already had it? Do I have enough food in the house? How is the rest of my family doing? Do I, should I or how will I change up my business? Where can… Continue Reading »


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Navigating Your New Workplace – Home!

Navigating Your New Workplace – Home!

Working from home, now the “new normal” for most of us, may change the landscape of the work place forever. In the meantime, thousands of people have been forced to quickly adjust to a significant change in their lives. It has been 10 years since I started working from home. It was an adjustment, yet one of my choosing. I’d like to share a few things I learned along the way. Set a Schedule – Working from home brings many advantages as well as potential… Continue Reading »


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#WorkHuman2019

#WorkHuman2019

Work Human has been called a conference like no other. I have been intrigued and following their posts on Social Media for the past four years.  This year, for the second time, I had the chance to attend the conference in Nashville, TN.   Work Human ISa conference like no other I have attended – they have cracked the code. Here are a few highlights from my experience this year: Work Human is centered around the commitment to bring humanity back to the workplace.  The… Continue Reading »


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Re-Think, Re-Energize – #WORKHUMAN 2018

Re-Think, Re-Energize – #WORKHUMAN 2018

As a mostly “self-taught”, “learn through experience” HR professional, conferences are one of my most important teachers and classrooms. The provide great opportunities to learn, gain clarity, build confidence, network, think differently and re-energize.  Over the years, I have had my “go to” conferences and those I have attended only once.  They have all provided the chance to learn, network, gain clarity and build my confidence in supporting my current organization or clients. As the world of work continues to… Continue Reading »


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DEVELOPING 2DAY’S EMPLOYEES INTO 2MORROW’S LEADERS

DEVELOPING 2DAY’S EMPLOYEES INTO 2MORROW’S LEADERS

The need to develop our own pipeline of leaders continues to be one of the most important challenges facing Human Resources and their Company Leaders. The Conference Board CEO Challenge identified Human Capital as the one of the biggest challenges facing organizations and SHRM’s survey of Business and Human Capital Challenges Today and in the Future identified developing the next generation of leaders as the top Human Capital Challenge. One of the best places to recruit for new leaders is… Continue Reading »


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“FOLLOW THE LEADER”

“FOLLOW THE LEADER”

As children, many of us played the game “Follow the Leader”. The rules as I recall them were simple; everyone got in a line behind the “Leader” and did whatever they did or told us to do.  The rules of leadership in the real world are not so simple and leaders cannot expect team members to “get in line” and do whatever they tell us to do.  As a leader, especially a new leader or First Time Manager inspiring team members… Continue Reading »


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FIRST FOCUS for First Time Managers

FIRST FOCUS for First Time Managers

Becoming a First Time Manager can be one of the most challenging and overwhelming career transitions.  As many studies will tell you, an effective on-boarding program substantially increases the success of someone joining a new company. 77% of new hires who hit their first performance milestone had formal on-boarding training. Organizations with a standard on-boarding process experience 54% greater new hire productivity Yet, not every company has a formal on-boarding program for new employees let alone provide guidance for First Time… Continue Reading »


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Thoughts On Volunteer Leadership

Thoughts On Volunteer Leadership

I had the opportunity a week ago to attend the Volunteer Leadership Conference for New York State SHRM and at the same time, I have been working with some of my HR colleagues from @NYCSHRM the New York City Chapter of SHRM to better engage future leaders in our Chapter. It got me to thinking about my experiences as a volunteer leader and all the benefits that have come my way: Development: As a young girl, I joined the International… Continue Reading »


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Everyone Has A Story!

Everyone Has A Story!

I LOVE Stories…especially those that are about or based on true life.  That may be why I like to read historical fiction, why I am a big fan of “Humans of New York” (HONY) and why I loved to listen to my Mom and Dad tell stories about our family and growing up.  I am especially grateful to have my Dad’s home movies and recordings of my cousin interviewing my Mom and my Aunt about their childhood. Both of these… Continue Reading »


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Your Leadership’s SuperPowers

Your Leadership’s SuperPowers

Attracting and retaining top talent; individuals that drive for success and in turn impact the success of your organization will continue to be a priority. There is much written about the “Top Skills of Successful Leaders” and there is much truth in the need for those skills identified. However, before we can attract and retain, we need clarity about the competencies, those skills, knowledge, abilities and behaviors that indicate top talent for our organization in particular. Understanding the ones that are… Continue Reading »


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