Posts Categorized: Business and Workplace

Perceptions of Ladies in High Heels

When I was a Human Resources Assistant, my manager always wore heels and a well-rotated collection of suits. She was also extremely professional, action-orientated and a confident public speaker i.e. everything I wasn’t at the time. So I quickly followed her lead and purchased one pair of black, brown & nude heels. I didn’t instantly soak up the demeanor and skills of my manager through those pointy tipped shoes, but I noticed a difference in my performance.

Let’s Get Engaged, Ya’ll

Engagement drives higher-producing teams which then means our organizations will also reap the benefits.

Elephants and Executives

Forgiving and forgetting are rare gifts amongst elephants and executives. Here’s my story of an executive who did not forget.

Baseball, Scrapbooks and Workplace Analogies

Does talking about sports at work, or in a business context, exclude women from key opportunities or decisions as much as it did in the past? Or should we just embrace scrapbooking as the next great workplace analogy?

The Secret World Of Rules

Invisible rules can erode good feelings and camaraderie. Eliminating the invisible makes work and life all much clearer. What can you clear up today?

Don't Be Sassy

When the Women of HR idea first started, someone innocently used the word, “sassy” to describe the tone we should set. I didn’t agree. What do you think? Let’s continue the conversation.

The Good Ole Boys Club

Working in an environment where you are not taken seriously can take a toll on any woman. You can make it through that experience in one of two ways: broken and deflated or empowered and slightly pissed off. Here are a few key things to help you feel empowered working with a good ole boys club.