In these strange and uncertain times, I choose to remain positive. I tend to be a ‘glass half full’ gal anyway and I appreciate that quality now more than ever. So, let’s look on the bright side of this whole thing – For the next couple of weeks, we GET to stay home. We’ve been … Continue reading I Choose Positive
I’m frustrated. It’s a tough time in our country. Priorities are all over the place. I was recently reading an article in HR Magazine (Spring 2019) about the skills gap (yes, I’m a little behind.) While I agree with the basic premise, I feel we have to go further, go deeper. There’s a lot of … Continue reading We Have to Ask the Right Questions
Business Owner: We want to install a points-based attendance policy for the company. Me: Why? Business Owner: I’m tired of Linda and Fred coming in late and leaving early. And George isn’t taking lunch so he can leave early. Me: That’s 3 of your 20 employees. How about we deal with these employees and take … Continue reading Is it ‘us’ versus ‘them’?
Sometimes you can find inspiration in the strangest places. This week, I found it during candlelight church service on Christmas Eve. Pastor John had me from the beginning – he began his sermon with a statement about how the scriptures of the Bible tell the story of the inclusiveness of Jesus’ birth. (Inclusion? I was … Continue reading I found the true meaning of…inclusion.
I’ve been thinking a lot about coaching. I find myself more and more being asked to coach clients/owners/managers on how to be better bosses, better leaders. I recently assisted an employee through the journey of finding his passion and purpose in his career. Last week, I sat with a management team frustrated with their leader … Continue reading Coaching
It may be a taboo topic in some respects, but I still believe lines of professionalism are alive and well. Becoming harder to see and more blurry, perhaps, but still there. There are just some things you do and do not do in your professional world. Social media, for example. I do not ‘friend’ clients … Continue reading Can We Talk About Professionalism?
A friend came to me wanting to talk about making a career change. He had been in his current field for a while and he didn’t particularly care for the company he was working for, he felt the field was moving in a bad direction, he wasn’t being compensated according to the market, etc. When … Continue reading Want to be happy at work? Find your two P’s – Purpose and Passion!