The long winter months can inspire you to peruse deals online or phone your travel agent for a vacation away from home – somewhere relaxing and fun (or perhaps warmer) where you can forget the bustle of everyday life and stretch out in your finest resort attire for a few days. Don’t feel guilty or […]
There are some things in life that truly tie us all together. I think that one of them is music!! Seriously, think about it. We can remember a certain song or group that defined high school, college, weddings, etc. Have you got the music in you?
It has occurred to me that the notion that there is only one perfect way of doing things is a dangerous habit for an HR professional. In practical terms, it isn’t possible in most cases, and also it promotes a level of uniformity about things that may result in stymied creativity. That doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t strive for some level of polish, but it does mean we should have a meaningful discussion about the cost of the pressure of uniformity.
It’s very, very easy to see having too much to do in too little time as a source of stress. Believe me, I know. But constraints can also be a source of inspiration, creativity and amazing performance. Not having enough time can be a gift. It forces you to find a way to do your most important work first.
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)