Be Nice … Until It’s Time to Not Be Nice.

For a few years now, there has been a call for "civility" or to just "be nice." I'm seeing a lot of people asking for civility, specifically in politics (we could also go down the road of keeping politics out of policies, but I'm not quite prepared for that today). But there is a definite …

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#HRWonderWoman Virtual Session for #WorkHuman2020

Last summer, I was thrilled to receive notice that my #HRWonderWomen submission for Work Human Live 2020 had been accepted. Anne Tomkinson & I had submitted the idea to have a live panel discussion where we would talk with women of color and record it to share as a podcast. Anne and I had just …

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Dealing with Stress During a Pandemic

Like many of you, life has changed for me. I'm working at home. The girls are schooling from home. My 45 minute commute is suspended so there's a little more time in my day! I'm hoping to use this time to write a little more. So, good, bad, meh, I'm going to try to write …

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Turn Off the Web Cam

We are barely 3 weeks into most of the #StayAtHome recommendations and we are already over the web-based meetings with video. We are exhausted! Our new verb "Zooming" is zapping our energy but we can't figure out why. After all, isn't this what we wanted? To be able to work from home? And if you …

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Ordinary Things

It's been a rough couple of weeks at my house. I'm trying to take comfort, find blessings in those little things in life that make life worthwhile. I asked friends on Twitter to share their favorite ordinary things and of course, was not disappointed. Here are a few of my favorite responses.

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The Good Project

One of my favorite shows of all time recently came to an end. Sooner than I wanted, but they went out on their own terms and left us wanting more rather than wondering why they were still going, milking the story for more than it was worth (The Simpsons, I'm looking at you). The Good …

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What is Wendy Listening To? #PodcastingLife

I’ve added about 2 hours of drive time to my day in the last 15 months, 4-5 days a week. That’s 8 hours a week, 32 hours a month, 1600+ hours a year. That’s a lot of listening time. I haven’t listened to the radio in years. I have some music I’ll listen to, but …

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If You Say Yes, What Are You Saying No To?

At #HRRedefined19, my new good friend Laura shared this quote. I thought about it quite a bit this summer as I took on a new set of hiring managers at work, a Girl Scout weekend summer camp, some conferences, AND joining the cast of the local community theater version of Mamma Mia, I was saying …

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A Weird Thing that I Love

At the SHRM19 conference, the first session I sat in, Delivering Happiness, the first question Jenn Lim asked us "what's one weird thing that you love?" And of course, I came up with live tweeting HR conferences. This is probably the weird thing that makes me happy: live tweeting HR conferences 😁 #SHRM19 #HRSocialHour #DHMovement …

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Dare to Lead: Brene Brown

Last year, when SHRM announced their first keynote for the 2019 conference would be Brene Brown, I knew I wanted to return to the conference (even if it is in Las Vegas). I've read her books in the past - and listened to Dare to Lead earlier this year. There's just something about listening to …

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