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Monster

I have heard mental illness described as a monster. A monster who some days hides in your closet and other days is sitting on your chest while you lay in bed, unable to move. This monster is unpredictable and doesn’t follow any schedule. She wrecks plans with friends...

Power of a Cross

Power of a Cross  If I asked you to picture two lines that intersect what would it look like? More than likely, you picture an ‘X; or plus sign. I however, was raised by 2 very Catholic parents. Like, uber Catholic. And when I think of two intersecting lines, I...

Damn Geena!

Damn Geena! I had to leave a bit early from WorkHuman. Thanks to the amazing attendees, I was able to follow along with the rest via Twitter. Geena Davis spoke and then participated in a fireside chat which is amazing. But I wanted more. I started digging in more on...

The People Of WorkHuman

The People of WorkHuman   "Hello Humans!" This is how my favorite conference starts every year. I have been asked why WorkHuman is the best business conference. Notice I said business conference, not HR conference. There are a ton of reasons, which I will get into in...

Spring Fever

Spring has sprung and with it comes spring fever! The birds are chirping, and the flowers are starting to bloom. The snow has melted (hopefully) and folks want to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather-especially if it means you get to step away from your desk....

Creating a Culture Where Bystanders Speak Up

Creating a Culture Where Bystanders Speak Up The visibility around workplace harassment has increased in the past two years. It is highlighted by the #metoo movement and stories that keep coming out on a regular basis. Now, we can’t kid ourselves that this behavior...

Carnival of HR

Carnival of HR When Robin first let me know about the Carnival of HR a few years ago, I thought about how I could build my personal blog audience. I didn’t even consider the other writers. Yes, I know, pretty short-sighted. I am still a work in progress people! Then I...

Diversity and Inclusion: The Key to Driving Workplace Innovation

Diversity and Inclusion Does your organization want to stay top of mind and competitive in the global economy? Of course. Then the key is innovation. Innovation will allow you to maintain relevance, create operational sustainability and secure future growth. You might...

Social Cost of Negotiating

Social Cost of Negotiating I was doing some research on salary negotiations recently. I learned about the social cost of negotiating for women. I knew the concept in the back of my mind but didn't know it's name. The concept is one where, when a woman negotiates, she...

Negotiating Her Salary

My friend called me the other day about negotiating her salary. She is being recruited for a new role and wanted some pointers on how to broach the salary conversation. This is a call I get fairly often.   Women (especially those in male dominated industries) are...

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