August 7, 2019

When I was little, I dreamed of becoming an astronaut, who also did a little bit of acting on the side, while enjoying a lucrative career as a lawyer.  Why not?

I got my wish, practically speaking.

As a Workforce Empowerment leader (formerly HR), I am often called o...

March 15, 2019

It's not your fault really.

The great minds behind social networks, news sites,  and the Great God of Smart Phone Apps know much more about human behavior than you may want to believe. 

Workplaces all over the world have tried to come to grips with the int...

February 12, 2019

It's no secret that leadership is relying more and more on their HR teams. We hear that, time and time again, CEOs are not only offering a seat at the table to their HR leader, but considering them key decision partners.

As Forbes told us about the People Leaders of tod...

April 23, 2018

April is the vacation-planning month for employees looking for a reprieve from the rat race this summer. 

Looking forward to the waterpark with the kids, sunny family barbeques, or even just getting stuff done and enjoying home life, #staycation, we all need time to unw...

April 9, 2018

You want to get ahead in your career, right?  You've reached a competency level that you feel warrants a promotion and more responsibility but does your manager agree?

In a 2010 study by the American Management Association, workers are asked to do more with less to prog...

October 30, 2017

Want to hear something really scary? 

Entreprenuers and CEOs are not of the faint-of-heart ilk.  They step up to uncertainty and challenges everyday that most people would find daunting or downright frightening.

Still, there are some things that keep business leader...

July 7, 2017

Ask my husband.  He'll tell you that I can't tell a joke to save my life.  It's true.  I know this.  That doesn't stop me from trying especially after a couple of glasses of wine.

More and more we are seeing leaders embrace humor as part of their story te...

May 16, 2017

What is the true cost of employees who take paid sick time and are (cough, cough) questionably sick?  It may be the opposite of what you think.

For small to mid-size employers, the administrative costs can outweigh the time and productivity missed from absent workers. T...