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Why Do People Hate HR?

Why do people hate HR? From start-ups to conglomerates, very few people show love for a critical and important department within a company. Here’s why. 1. They don’t like to hear women tell them what to do. Or gay people. Or anybody who seems as if they’re in a lower socioeconomic class. Look at your…

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How to Give a Great HR Speech

How hard is it to ask for help? For me, it’s nearly impossible. Earlier this year, I reached out to a colleague — a fellow speaker — and asked for a pep talk. I felt like I was doing everything the wrong way, and I needed to hear some kind words. I promised not to…

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Choose Your Outfit, Choose Your Life

Choose your outfit, choose your life. I want to be healthy and active, but there are a lot of obstacles and excuses in my way. DNA, junk food, my travel schedule. You name it, I have a reason why I can’t exercise. So my super-secret trick is to put on my workout clothes on in…

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Headwinds & Tailwinds

Do you feel like your life is unnecessarily stupid and hard? Do you feel like you’ve accomplished a lot and wonder why other people can’t work as hard as you? I heard a podcast, the other day, with Drs. Tom Gilovich and Shai Davidai. They explain why things seem needlessly hard for you in a…

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How to Write a Great HR Blog Post

I’m in love with my career as a writer, but most of my blogging isn’t very good. It’s a narcissistic dump of feelings to clear my mind and boost my ego. I want to believe that I write great HR blog posts. But I peer back through time and see that I’m almost always writing…

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Leadership is Meant to Change Someone’s Life

You shouldn’t give feedback unless you want to change someone’s life. That’s an audacious goal, and it’s probably unattainable. But feedback is tough. Not everybody is meant to deliver messages. If you start out with the purpose of intent of making someone’s life better, your petty attachments and issues fade away. You can focus on…

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Crushing It in Hustle Mode

I flew out to San Francisco last week for 24 hours. I wanted to stay longer, but my husband was out of the country, and my cat 16-year-old cat needed his medicine. So I got on a plane, flew through a blizzard, met a guy who works for The Shins at an airport bar who…

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