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.
Back when the Women of HR site officially launched, all those long months ago (well, 4 months to be exact), we went on a little radio show called the HR Happy Hour to kick things off the right way. Well, the Women of HR are planning to take over the show again this week and…read more
Respectful disagreement and dialogue will often generate bigger and better ideas and solutions. Passionate debate must exist in an organization if it is to grow and thrive. Is this dynamic difficult for women to embrace?
Mentoring programs abound. Coordinators, companies and participants boast of their success. The successes are real. The programs are powerful. Yet, mentoring programs are only part of the solution.