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Inclusive Teams

  Inclusive Teams   Many organizations are creating more balanced teams that represent our diverse world. We know from research that diverse teams make better business decisions. And as a leader, you are doing all you can to increase representation across your team.  ...

Culture First Part 1

Opening up the Culture First 2019 Conference, the CEO of Culture Amp Didier Elzinga shared some real inclusion, diversity, and belonging lessons. I especially liked the quote he shared from Warren Buffet: Both my children and I won what I call the ovarian lottery....

Impact

 Impact is a big word. This past week gave us a huge example of the impact we can have on others. Robert Smith made an extremely generous donation. He told the 2019 graduating class from Morehouse that he would pay off their student loans. A gift of over...

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...

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