I love Christmas movies. The joy of the simple, feel-good stories and the sweet nostalgia of watching the same shows and movies year after year just can’t be beat. For the few years on this blog, I dedicated several posts in December to Christmas classic movies.  Each posts was full of fun, practical inspiration from […]

In How to Manage After the Events in Charlottesville, I talked about what organizations need to be prepared to do from a policy enforcement standpoint should something like those events happen involving employees in your workplace. But what about the hurtful and horrible feelings floating around and lingering? It is hard to watch the news […]

This weekend was hurtful and horrible for America. On Friday,  in Charlottesville, Virginia, White Supremacists marched with torches thru the city to the statue of Thomas Jefferson located on the campus of University of Virginia in protest of decisions to remove several monuments of Civil War Confederate Army “heroes”. They chanted racial slurs as they […]

Pepsi released a commercial ad this week featuring model and Kardashian sister Kendall Jenner wandering into a protest and resolving the tensions by handing out Pepsi drinks. The imagery was an homage to a popular #BlackLivesMatter photo. And the world went awwwwwffffff!! Pepsi faced immediate criticism and was violently, mercilessly and deservedly dragged on social […]

Last week’s post discussed ways to show women the respect they deserve at work. One of the recommendations was believing women when they bring gender bias and discrimination to management’s attention. When the issues are not blatant, it can be difficult to determine if a problem really exists … and more difficult to know what […]

Recently, a story went viral about a man accidentally sending emails as his woman co-worker.  The person he emailed argued with him about recommendations. However, when he clarified that he was actually sending them email, not the woman, they immediately changed their tune and began to comply with what was asked. To see if the […]

Welcome to the #BlackBlogsMatter challenge! For the next 28 days, my posts will not (necessarily) be about HR, Leadership or Management topics. I was 23 years old. I’d recently been promoted to being manager of our largest account. Each week, the facility had a meeting with the senior staff. The goal was to look over […]

Early in my career, I read an article which said  men generally cast women into 1 of 5 roles in the workplace. Those 5 roles are Mother, Wife, Girlfriend/Mistress, Sister or Daughter. Mother is expected to coddle and comfort and cover, even when you’re not doing what you should. Sometimes they nag or punish you — but not too […]

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