Here we go again…HR Represents WHO?

So, there I was, minding my own business when I came across another article (Advocate For the Employee, or the Employer? Which Is It HR? about the advocacy question…Who does HR really advocate for? I swear – no, not like cussing swear – more like, “I can’t believe this is even a conversation topic” […]

HR Advocacy for Leadership


Are your employees FINE?

The 2013 VA State SHRM Conference is over and boy, what an amazing conference it was! I not only had the privilege of presenting The Gift of Feedback as a speaker at the conference, but I also had the opportunity to sit in some incredible sessions. The last day and a half of the conference […]

Be yourself. Dare to be weird! Stop settling for mediocrity.

Be yourself. Dare to be weird! Stop settling for mediocrity. I am so excited to be attending the 2013 VA State SHRM Conference at the amazing Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, VA. Day 1 is over and BOY was it a long day. We started with a fabulous keynote from former Army Ranger David Hart, […]

Feedback – the simple solution

I had a great conversation with a colleague from Richmond yesterday. We always end up talking about the HR profession and some of the activities and roles that we can play in continuing to move the profession forward. We are both very passionate about HR and the reputation the profession has managed to build in […]

We CAN handle the truth! The GIFT of Feedback…

I was watching “A Few Good Men” on DVD this weekend as I was curled up in bed suffering from a massive cold. I waited for it with much anticipation. I knew it was coming. No, not the hacking cough where I almost lost one of my lungs – I was waiting for the single […]