Marathon Monday: Golf

I’ve known my husband for a long time. He likes to golf. After he golfs, he likes to tell me about all 18 holes. Every. Single. Hole. The stories have a consistent theme, and they go like this. “My short game fell apart, today.” “I crushed a monster drive over 300 yards.” “It was a…

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How I Do #hrtechconf

Every year, I attend the annual HR Technology Conference & Expo. People ask me about what parties I’m attending. This year, my answer is simple. “I don’t know.” At the end of the night, it’s usually me and a bunch of friends sitting around eating pizza and talking about life. HR Tech is a big deal…

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Jealousy

My grandmother once told me, “My sister is one of the most jealous people in the world. I know this because I don’t have a jealous bone in my body, but I can see it in people.” “Okay, Gramma. Of course you’re not the jealous type. Not. At. All.” I still laugh when I think…

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Years of Service Matter

I always wonder why HR sucks so much at recognizing an employee’s years of service. I know we are moving to a gig economy. Everyone is moving to a shorter workweek and we never see one another, anymore. We are all supposed to own our own brands and know that no job is forever. But…

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Today Isn’t Tomorrow #tdn2k

A few months ago, Kellogg declined to accept my application for enrollment into a certificate program to help women become board members. They looked at my simple application and said, “Yeah, no thanks. We don’t want your cash, and we don’t want to teach you how to be an effective board member.” I was a…

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Marathon Monday: Wish List

It’s week 9 of my marathon training. This round has been easy peasy.  I am a little tired from all the travel, but running is simple. I am barely sore. It’s amazing how your body can adjust to smart and consistent training initiatives. I have great friends who keep offering to buy stuff for my marathon. I…

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On Compensation

Most Americans aren’t comfortable talking about money. You look rude if you talk about your salary or how much you spend on big-ticket items. But years ago, I worked for a woman who told me how much she earned for a living. Then she told me that, when possible, I should share my salary with…

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Do Your Job

Years ago, my mom had regular meltdowns (like any mom) while trying to raise four kids. She would say, “If everybody would just do their jobs around here, life would be easier.” I’m still not sure what my job was, exactly, but I know that I didn’t do it very well. Just this past weekend, I…

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