Courage. What does that word mean to you? Does it evoke images of great, daring deeds? Of facing a perilous situation head on with no regard for one’s own safety and well-being, like a fire fighter barreling head on into a blazing inferno? But does it ever evoke thoughts of the workplace, about being a…read more
There are a lot of qualities you must have or attain if you want to succeed in HR. But to last in HR, you may need a few more. Most of the lists of essential HR professional traits I see don’t include traits that, after 15 years in HR, seem to me to be integral to most HR professional’s long-term staying power (not to mention mental and emotional health)
We’re all stressed these days, trying to do everything perfectly, or reach too many goals in too few hours. In showing self-control, empathy, and courage, you show how truly powerful you really are.
Bring your best self to work, including (especially!) your womanhood. If where you are right now requires you to fundamentally change the essence of who you are, it’s time to start planning an exit strategy.
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.