Weekly Reflection: Boston the City of Literal Dreams

Last week I had the honor and privilege of speaking at my first national conference in Boston. It was an incredible milestone for me and I knew this going into the opportunity. However, I didn’t fully comprehend what this milestone meant to me until we were leaving. In fact, it was actually on the Uber […]

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Weekly Reflection: The Way I Am

Are you a Charlie Pluth fan? I currently have his album, Voicenotes, in my car and it’s my go-to whenever I can’t find something to jam to on the radio and I haven’t plugged my phone in for easy access to Spotify. The album kicks off with a catchy tune called “The Way I Am” […]

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HR as a Change Agent in an Organization

The only constant is change. It’s an old adage that rings true, especially in today’s fast-paced world.  Regardless of your industry, change is an essential part of organizational longevity now more than ever.  Forces that make change a necessity can come from both internal and external sources, which can further complicate things.  Your organizational change might […]

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Mindful Conversations

Mindfulness is all the rage these days.  It seems like everywhere we turn there’s something about mindfulness in the news, online, in stores, etc.  But what does it mean to be mindful and how does it apply to our conversations in both our personal and professional lives? Mindfulness, by definition, is simply bringing your full […]

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The Key to Effective Communication – Leaving emotion out of it

“To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.” – Tony Robbins There’s no escaping the important role of good, clear communication in all aspects of our lives. Yet, despite its importance, communication is […]

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I’m Protected for That?

Most people know that there are protected classes, however, they don’t always know what constitutes a protected class.  A protected class by definition is a group of people with a common characteristic who are legally protected from employment discrimination on the basis of that characteristic.  It protects from discrimination in any aspect of employment, including […]

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ADA What?

The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to all employers with 15 or more employees.  This includes private employers, state and local governments, employment agencies and unions. The ADA makes it illegal to discriminate in the job application procedures, hiring, firing, advancement, compensation, job training and any other terms and conditions of employment.  Employers also […]

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On The Brighter Side

You have probably heard the saying “look on the brighter side”.  It’s something we often say to someone when things aren’t going their way or when life seems to be working against them in some way.  It serves as a reminder of the bigger picture.  It speaks to the art of reframing your reality, of looking at things […]

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Traditionalist, Boomers, Xers, Millennials and Z’s OH MY!!

For the first time ever there are 5 generations that are actively working today.  This article will not delve deep into the generations or the characteristics of each, I simply want to point out what groups and birth years they cover so we can talk more about how this impacts the workplace.  Below is the […]

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Need Your Team on the Same Page?

The precursor to make these steps beneficial is that you have to have an awareness of the differences within your team and a genuine commitment to help your organization be successful in creating a cohesive team. 1- Clear Expectations:  When your organization has created a strategic plan you have to be able to clearly communicate […]

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