Posts Categorized: On My Mind

True Grit

Recently, I stumbled across a compelling book written by Paul G. Stoltz, entitled Grit. He explores the components for extraordinary achievement and what it took to make it happen. I found his exploration compelling, and certainly worth highlighting. He boils the key contributing factors down to: Growth, Resilience, Instinct, and Tenacity. In a nutshell he…read more

Appreciation Shouldn’t Need a Day…But Sometimes It Does

Over the past few weeks, there have been a number of days dedicated to recognition and appreciation of various sorts.  Employee Appreciation Day was observed on Friday, March 6th – a chance to “support, thank and reward workers” for their hard work and dedication throughout the year.  Sunday, March 8th was International Women’s Day, a…read more

Women on Top

Let me start by saying that no, this isn’t some 50 Shades of Grey reference in an attempt to capitalize on it’s odd popularity. Lately, I’ve been thinking about the impact a shortage of women in crucial management and executive levels can have on a company’s culture and treatment of it’s female employees. But I’m…read more

The Understated “Good Guy” – #TimSackettDay 2015

“HR Influencer Lists” are a dime a dozen; it seems like every other week a new list appears, touting the top 50 or 100 human resources folks that you MUST follow, who are having the most impact on the profession.  Nothing against these lists, in fact, there are many, many worthy folks who regularly make…read more

Teamwork as a Customer Experience

For the right consumer experience these days, teamwork is necessary.   On New Year’s Day, hubby and I went to the movies.  For certain reasons I won’t mention the name of the Cineplex theatre on Winston Churchill at the QEW in Oakville, Ontario.   We arrived 40 minutes early for a movie that is newly-released…read more

Resolutions vs. Real Change

  I’ve decided that I’m not a big fan of New Year’s Resolutions.  By their very definition, they seem to imply grand sweeping changes that we’re going to make, starting on January 1st of each year.   There’s nothing wrong with setting goals for yourself, as long as you put in a little work and…read more

Happy Holidays from Women of HR

In the spirit of the holidays, Women of HR is taking some time off to enjoy the season with our family and friends. Thank you to all of our readers for coming back again and again throughout the year. You help to make our community what it is.   We appreciate you, and wish you…read more

Where Do You Start When You Begin With a Blank Page?

Simply, you start at the top and you go from there. One word at a time, which  then forms a sentence, which then forms a paragraph and before you know it, a whole page indeed. What has this got to do with you and HR? A lot.   Consider this. You do have a blank…read more

A Day of Rest and Thanks

It’s Thanksgiving Day here in the U.S. so we’re taking the day off. To our U.S. readers, enjoy your day with family and friends, turkey dinners, and football…..or however you choose to celebrate. To our readers elsewhere, have a great day and great weekend ahead. Where ever you are, whether you’re celebrating the holiday or…read more

Snowstorms, Resilience, and Gratitude  

    I just lived through one of the craziest weeks and weather experiences I can remember.  You see, I live in the Southtowns of Buffalo, NY.  And for anyone who may have missed the story, we were just pounded with one heck of a snowstorm.  Yeah, I know, you may say “It’s Buffalo, why…read more