I had one goal when I commenced my career in HR - become the Chief HR Officer of a multinational corporation. That would be the height of success, to lead a team and to lead strategy, to be seen as doing good. About 5 years ago, I recognised that might not be aligned to who... Continue Reading →
You don’t know when breaking point will come. It simmers in the background until one more thing, that very last thing, pushes it to a boiling point. The process of dealing with overwhelm, comes with learning curve.. and the possibility of coming out of it better than where we started.
There have been some days in the last 3 months where I have woken up, and while immensely grateful to be working and be able to work in the safety of my home, all I want to do is keep sleeping. If I go back to bed, then I don’t have to deal with the... Continue Reading →
It's said that every time you recall something you change the memory. So in fact our memories are never an accurate reflection of what happened, precisely. They a version of our truth, but not the ultimate truth. It becomes the story that we tell ourselves; not the reality to which we have experienced. But the... Continue Reading →
#cherishcurates - where I summarise the top 5 bits of content I came across this week that have added to my thinking on all things people, performance and how we work. This week the top 5 (in no particular order are) are: What makes a good leader - Gary Vaynerchuck Fast drawing for everyone -... Continue Reading →
I recently heard this statement at a leadership course I went to - click here if you want to know what course I attended, highly recommend. Why should anyone be led by you? ....when you say it like that.. Brings it back into context that leadership isn't about you. Well that's what I believe anyway.... Continue Reading →
If walking into a room of people you don't know brings you a sense of fear you are not alone! This post talks about how really, the monster under your bed isn't there - in reality there are four truths about networking that can help you conquer your fear of the meet and greet!
People ask me why I like working in HR. They seem to think my days are spent listening to complaints and disciplining people - which is actually a very small part of my role (maybe I'm the exception not the rule?). So I thought for a bit of Monday happiness I'd share my favourite parts of working in... Continue Reading →