Last year I attended SHRM for the first time - it was spectacular! Attending as an international delegate, the scale of the conference was mind-blowing - much bigger than anything I've attended in Australia or New Zealand. I was surprised with the number of international participants, but to be honest the biggest takeaway for me … Continue reading Heading to #SHRM17 as an International Attendee?
Well well well.... It's December tomorrow, I'm about to get the Christmas tree up and I've only just stopped to take a breath and I've realised that the year has gone so fast™ (I used to think that only old people said this and I'm now one of them). 2016 was a huge year for … Continue reading My 2016: The oh-darn-it’s-already-December Edition
Because I'm always going on to others about the importance of self-reflection and have seen huge benefit in using the practice myself. Usually my morning ritual looks like: Wake up earlier than my alarm (99% due to my child-like bedtime on weeknights). Reflect on my learning in a journal. Possibly translate some of these into a blog … Continue reading I’m a hypocritical so-and-so…
I’ve had an amazing time in the USA (just like last time) – but there are some things that I just can’t get used to. Nothing negative, but there certainly are some differences between the USA and Australia/New Zealand! I'm here for the #SHRM16 conference, some work and also holidaying with family - so I'm … Continue reading A Kiwi Who Lives in Oz Takes on America!
If you cannot feel it radiating through your screen, let me tell you, I’m pretty excited! In a matter of weeks, I’ll be arriving to Washington, D.C. with possibly the best cohort of people you could ever want to conference with. No sarcasm: HR people are the best – we make a difference in people’s … Continue reading From Melbourne Australia to Washington D.C. for #SHRM16
HR's 'seat at the table' is something that is often waxed lyrical about, again, and again, and again. We're given 10,000 reasons why we should already be there, why we'll never get there, what you're doing wrong, what your CEO is doing wrong and why we need a HR revolution to get there. Quietly though, … Continue reading A Conversation With #SHRM16 Speaker Craig Briscoe
This is going to come across as a complete humblebrag but bear with me (interestingly this is spelled 'bear' rather than 'bare' - Google it - makes for a good read)... How many of you genuinely work somewhere (or for those of you that consult, with clients) that really align to your values? Not just … Continue reading How I Got My Dream Job
"Managers learn from the meaning they give to experience, not from the experience itself, and they give meaning to experience by reflecting" Sievert & Daudelin 1999 This is a pretty powerful idea - you don't just learn from your experiences but you learn from reflecting on those experiences. During my career I have seen some … Continue reading Learning from your mistakes as a manager
It's February!! (?) I don't know how this has happened. I returned to work last Wednesday after 10 days holidaying in New Zealand, which consisted of visiting family and friends, threatening to kidnap my nephew and bring him to Australia as carry-on luggage. Normal family stuff. It was wonderful to reset myself - I didn't … Continue reading It’s February?!
I love connecting with new people online. I often make connections through Twitter (especially Tweet Chats), conversations in groups on LinkedIn, via comments sections on websites/blogs, I’ve met people via Periscope and Blab and recently discovered HipChat (how cool is that!? Thanks Melissa!). However one thing I don’t generally do is accept LinkedIn invites from people I … Continue reading Accepting (Or Rejecting) LinkedIn Invites