Closing Out the Year

Hey, I’m on the road and closing out my fiscal year by forgetting to pack socks, my iPhone charger, and my business credit cards. I am a successful woman despite every attempt to fail. I’m tired and I miss my cats. Otherwise, this short trip is okay. So far, I haven’t been kicked out of…

Exercise Should Be Fun

I’m not Christian, but here I am acting like the riff raff and shoving holiday goodies in my face. WTF?! Cookies? Yes. Brownies? Of course. Champagne? Required. All of this merriment has me watching the scale, and if I’m 100% honest, I’m watching it rise. Whereas last year I was in peak marathon shape, this…

How to Accept Feedback

A friend of mine just told me that he cannot accept feedback, which is something that gets in the way when you’re trying to grow a company and build cool things. I feel his pain because I’m terrible at accepting feedback, too. But I’m better at taking feedback when I use these tricks. Don’t respond…

For Once, SHRM is Okay

Nobody likes beating up on the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) more than HR people. If you want to pretend like you’re above it all and strategic, you make fun of SHRM. And it’s not unfair because SHRM is where HR dreams go to get alphabetically organized in a file folder before they die.…