HR, Coaching and Therapy-Lite®

Every summer, I earn money by working with human resources professionals who are on the bubble. Some of these women make it. Some find new work on their own. Some of them are asked to leave. I try not to engage in Therapy-Lite®. My coaching focuses on deliverables and outcomes. But in reviewing my notes from the summer,…

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Marathon Monday: Yoga Toes

Every summer, I belch and gag my way through Instagram and Facebook as I try to avoid pictures of your feet. For real. You are all adults, and you should stop taking photos of your feet. This includes the men, by the way. I don’t mean to buy into gender stereotypes, but most dudes have…

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How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Looking back on Summer 2014, it wasn’t too bad. I started off in Grand Cayman at a human resources conference. Then my friend, Don MacPherson, came to town for a wedding. Then I saw my former boss, Vadim Liberman, in New York City. A few days later, my other-former-boss, Matthew Budman, came to town. He…

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Claudia Martinez Memorial

Every year, I participate in the 2996 Project. We remember the victims of 9/11 through tributes on our blogs. I was asked to write about Claudia Martinez Foster. I have been doing this for many years. Here is the post. * On September 9, 2001, Claudia was a twenty-six-year old newlywed who had babies on her mind.…

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What am I Dead Wrong About?

Do you wonder how you can think differently and act differently? Do you wonder how HR can be more disruptive and innovative without using those hollow and ridiculous terms? (I wonder about all of that, too.) I’m late to the game, but I was introduced to the work of Hal Gregersen. (Do you know him?) He suggests…

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I Am Taking Briefings at #HRTECHCONF

Breaking news for six people who care about these things: I am taking briefings from human resources technology vendors at the 17th Annual HR Technology® Conference and Exposition. The first year that I attended this event — way back in 2009 when it was in Chicago — a guy chased me down on the expo floor…

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Are You Proud?

It’s back-to-school season around here. Lots of kids are trying out for sports. Living where I do — and hanging out with busy moms — I get to hear about tryouts, overburdened volunteer coaches, and the needless ordeal that accompanies youth sports. Sounds like a hassle. Especially when kids are rejected from the team. I…

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Sexual Harassment

I hate writing about violence against women and sexual harassment. I would rather write about my cats. But when people in power do shady things, it reminds me of aspects of my own life. Let me share a piece of my story with you. I didn’t realize the first time I was sexually harassed. I was…

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