Men Love Oprah… really they do. HR peeps and the power of influencing haters.

I’ve said it before.  I’ll say it again.  I love Oprah.  I’ve just been watching her show for too long not to love her.  My husband doesn’t get it. My dad doesn’t get it. All my girlfriends do.  For a long time I chocked it up to a girl thing. And I don’t really care if she […]

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Horatio and the Art of Letting Go: The Fail Monster Part II

Not to jump on Laurie Ruettimann’s brand…but my cat Ray (short for Horatio) is not doing well.  Many think I named him after Romeo’s pal in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. But since pretension is not by bag, in actuality his real name is Horatio since he was found on Horatio Drive in Chicago, IL.  He is 15 or 16…don’t really know […]

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The Fail Monster: I Can’t Shake It

Failure is not sexy:  no matter how you spin it. I’m creating a Daxko Leadership Academy class for all our Team Leads/ VPs here in Bham.  So I’ve been emerged in a world of change articles, thought leadership, channeling my inner Seth Godin (which is still a joy).  More to come on him this week… The topic […]

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HR Lesson in Getting It Wrong via 80’s Worst Song Ever (bang, bang..)

So today I’m in the car…XM is on the fritz so am listening to one of  a million classic rocks stations in Birmingham, AL. Don’t get me started on the radio music scene…. So this morning the Patty Smyth/Scandal song “The Warrior” comes on.  You know the 80’s anthem (good god it is hard to […]

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Relationship 101: In Lust with your Company?…They Just Aren’t That Into You

Is anybody at work really into you?   Indulge me in a quote from the book, He’s Just Not That Into You. This book was my Bible after my divorce and I was thrown into mid-thirties dating (that is another adventuresome story for another time): Cut your losses and don’t waste your time. Why stay […]

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My Kingdom for an HRevolution

Chillin’ at my BFF’s house after HR attending my first HRevolution, I picked up the latest Vanity Fair.  See me and my BFF love to relax to Vanity Fair, US weekly and the Real Housewives of Atlanta. It was a good chillin’ moment after the conference at Georgia Tech. In between stories about Rob Lowe […]

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Paranoid-al Activity: HR, spine up and relax…

My pal Michael Carty asked me to write a submission for his stellar series, “If I could change one thing about HR” for his blog xpertHR –so many thoughts, so little time.  But to me the answer is pretty clear.  HR needs to quit being so damn afraid. Really. really. There are many things to be […]

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