Regent’s University London Speech

Hi, everybody. Today is the big day. I’m addressing the graduates of Regent’s University London. I’m excited about my speech. There are almost 200 graduates and about 700 people will attend the ceremony. Due to time constraints — and faculty who want to wrap this up quickly — my designated time has been reduced considerably.…

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HR Mothers I’d Like to Follow

My cat, Roxy, is mesmerized by the M.I.L.F. $ video. If you don’t know anything about it — and why would you because you have taste? — here’s the description from Wikipedia: Set in a candy-colored town called “Milfville,” it features Fergie with a group of famous mothers, including Kim Kardashian West, Chrissy Teigen, Alessandra…

HR Office Politics

The one area where I’ve consistently failed during my entire career is office politics. I’m so bad at it. When I first started working, I could barely navigate the landscape of my HR department. I walked into a minefield of hormones, broken promises, and horizontal envy. I thought the way to make a name for…

Top 5 Issues for HR in 2016

Here are my top 5 issues for HR professionals that will impact your job for the rest of 2016. The election. I’ve been telling you for years that HR sits at the intersection of work, power, politics and money. This election is an HR election. Watch accordingly. HDHPs. High-deductible health plans are all the rage.…

I’m HR Positive

There’s a movement in my industry called “HR Positive.” You guys are sharp. I don’t need to draw you a map. It’s about saying positive things about HR and being helpful instead of critical. Being positive is a good way to live your life. Why be a jerk if you don’t have to be a…

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HR is Trying to Kill Me

I’m headed off to India in less than a month for TechHR16. I’m super excited to attend. It’s wonderful to meet HR leaders and recruiters from around the world. And, based on my networking schedule alone, I will be jetlagged and hoarse when I’m done with the event. Kind of cool. Then I’m off to…

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My Social Media Diet Failed

My social media diet failed. More specifically, I failed at giving up social media and watching the news for thirty days. June was a heartbreaker of a month. Avoiding the press coverage of Orlando was tough. The Supreme Court made historic rulings that were important to me. Also, Istanbul. So much. Too much. Ugh. When it was…

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Career Coaching

When someone is depressed and asks me for career coaching, I send ’em to colleagues who are patient and know how to give guidance with the right touch. That’s not me. Here are the attributes of impressive career advisors in my network: 1. They are certified. Anybody can be a career coach. Some of the…