Posts Tagged: Leadership

Not Haunted

Last week I had the opportunity to visit New Orleans with a few friends.  New Orleans is one of my favorite cities in which to spend a few days, and I’d been there many times previously.  I love to wander the French Quarter, immersing myself in the sights, sounds, and of course the food of…read more

HR From a Different Perspective

Editor’s Note: Today’s guest post is from Susan Axelrod  again features a female entrepreneur and her lessons learned about building a business and leading successful teams.   I started my bakery business, Love and Quiches Gourmet, in my home kitchen in 1973, purely by accident; from just one quiche. I was a clueless suburban housewife…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

Diversity: Is it Still on the Menu for 2015?

Diversity. What does it mean to you (aside from a pretty handy street dance troupe)? It’s an important topic to mull over because the modern workplace is expected to employ a diverse workforce, with HR departments obviously playing a crucial role in the process.   But as with so many valuable concepts, the risk of…read more

5 Characteristics Great Women Leaders Share

Throughout the years, women have faced – and continue to face – numerous challenges when it comes to succeeding in business. Yet despite significant challenges, female leaders are becoming more and more common – and they’re making a positive and powerful impact on society. What are some characteristics that great women leaders share? We’ve put…read more

Giving Feedback to Managers – Don’t Be Afraid To Speak Up!

We women in HR definitely have plenty to say about what managers can (and should) do to be more effective.   In fact, we’re often so overwhelmed with what a few of our business or functional managers did and didn’t do, that we don’t know where to start. I have worked in the HR field,…read more

HR Tech Wrap Up: Overwhelmed and Loving It #HRTechConf

It’s about a week and a half since the 2014 version of the HR Technology Conference wrapped up in Las Vegas.  I once again had the opportunity to attend as part of the social media & blogging team, my second time attending the full conference.  I continue to be impressed by the sheer size of…read more

Technology, Smechtology

What does the word “technology” do to your blood pressure when you hear it?  How about “digital space?”  “Social media?” Your answer may be different depending on a few things: Your age; Your geography; Your career choice; and possibly, Any expectations you’ve been given for using (or not using) technology. For the record, I’m 53. …read more

A Roadmap To Stronger Teams

Building a team is not easy, leading a successful one might be even harder. No reason to sugar coat it or make it seem like a piece of cake. Building and maintaining a strong team is hard work.   Having said that, does it mean that this is only a man’s job? Absolutely not. It…read more

Horrible Bosses: Qualities We Don’t Want In Our Leaders

With great power comes great responsibility, said Spider Man. A good leader embodies a number of highly-desired traits. He or she is focused, flexible, empathetic, ethical, and is engaged in a strong pursuit of success. There are different types of leaders and many leadership styles. Each might approach a situation or a problem in a…read more