Are You Woke or Are You a Joke? (#BlackBlogsMatter)

#BlackBlogsMatter Challenge Week 3: The Tao of Woke Most of y'all know me as an HR pro but as I said in my intro, I contain multitudes. I've been a social media management consultant (and a makeup artist and an image consultant. I'm sure you see the connection to HR. 🙂 ) When the world …

Minding Your Business at Work WORKS

Recently I co-presented a 'Lunch & Learn' session on 'Work/Life Integration and Signs of Burnout.' It was surprisingly well attended and the presentation I put together on short notice was pretty great, if I do say so myself. Which I do. Thankfully others concurred. I feared; however, that the folks most in danger of burning out …

Everyday Black History Makers & Moments

Black History Month has rolled back around. Gotta love it! It's the time of year when we learn, or relearn, about great Black luminaries such as Carter G. Woodson, Madame C.J. Walker, Bayard Rustin or Fannie Lou Hamer. Children get to dress up as Malcolm X or Harriet Tubman for school presentations. For a full …

Fried Chicken and Watermelon

NEW BLOG POST! #BlackBlogsMatter Challenge: Stop Worrying What White People Think

#BlackBlogsMatter STILL – Here Goes Something!

I'm not an overachieving blogger. In other areas, yes. In blogging, no.  I post sporadically at best. I post when the mood, or a good topic, hits me. Or not. Sometimes a good topic hits me but never makes it from my brain to my fingers to the keyboard. I write what I want to …

When Did ‘Advocate’ Become a Dirty Word? 

Recently I posed a question on Twitter that stemmed from a comment I received at work. I'm not gonna lie. I thought most of the responses would lean towards "Of course not! Who ever suggested such craziness?"  To my surprise, there were quite a few responses of the "Well, yes; it does come off as …

The Happiness Advantage (I Just Wanna Be Successful)

"All I really want, is to be happy..."  When the Queen of Hip-hop Soul, Mary J. Blige, sang those words in 1994 (when I was but a wee babe,)  she was referring to a romantic relationship but as it turns out happiness also gives us an advantage when it comes to being successful. And who …

Your Real Job in Life… 

This may seem corny, but my office is covered in motivational sayings and images. I put them up for myself but also for my colleagues. I figure we can all use a little motivation at any given moment. I know I can! People often say to me some variation of "I like coming in your …

You Better Recognize! (Giving Thanks)

Gratitude shouldn't be reserved for one day of the year. Show gratitude on a regular basis for your work and the people you work with.

Doing the Right Thing: Being a Good (#HR) Person

HR professionals are in a unique position when it comes to the types of information we can be privy to. How do you balance confidentiality with transparency?