Category: Culture

#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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“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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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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“Play Well With Others”

“Play Well With Others”

How many of us remember hearing those words from our parents when we were  growing up?  They are a parent’s advice that would serve anyone well through out their life. Today, those words take on even more significance when working with or collaborating with others in the workplace. A 2012 IBM Survey of CEOs identified “collaboration as the number one trait CEOs are seeking in their employees with 75% saying it was critical.” Collaboration encourages the sharing of knowledge, supports… Continue Reading »


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Get Your Social On! – Key Skills For Leaders in the 2020 Workplace

Get Your Social On! – Key Skills For Leaders in the 2020 Workplace

Social media literacy is fast becoming a source of competitive advantage both for organizations and individuals. What was unknown just a few years ago has become our daily reality.  Many organizations realize the potential of harnessing these new technologies:  social media campaigns engage customers and potential employees alike, internal social networking sites and blogs encourage the sharing of ideas and best practices as well as increase the opportunity for improved communication, on-line meeting and collaboration tools enable global teams to… Continue Reading »


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Creating Your Employee Value Proposition

Creating Your Employee Value Proposition

An organization’s brand is like a coin…it has two sides.   One is focused externally on the value created for their customer and the other is focused internally on the value created for their employees – your Employee Value Proposition (EVP).  Your EVP articulates the mix of offerings and opportunities an employee will experience throughout the Employee Lifecycle that will differentiate your company from your competitors, in return for what the employee contributes. Just as we want to create that emotional… Continue Reading »


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“How you come across to others is too important to be left to chance.”

“How you come across to others is too important to be left to chance.”

— Phil Geldart I recently facilitated a New Leader’s Assimilation Meeting with her team.  I am sure both parties (new leader and team) had some sense of trepidation but all participated in the meeting with honesty, candor, commitment to developing a strong, impactful team, a positive attitude and a sense of fun.  The team posed some great questions, shared some valuable insights and the new leader responded with authenticity; meaning in some cases, she did not yet have the answer…. Continue Reading »


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