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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Time Off

I am on the road at least one day each week for 40 weeks during the year. Sometimes I speak with executives in an office or a conference room. Sometimes I speak to HR professionals in a hotel ballroom. There are times when I am on stage in front of a large audience. No matter…

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#HRTECHCONF Marketing Strategies

I want to hear how technology works for the HR professional in the trenches, and I have two spots available for HR Tech briefings on Wednesday. Let me know if you’re in, okay? I don’t want to talk about marketing. I know, I know, I know. It’s all about marketing. Too bad, though. I am…

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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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