Your One Wild & Precious Life

Your One Wild & Precious Life

Your One Wild and Precious Life   I lost a dear friend this past week. Elizabeth was an extraordinarily vibrant, talented woman, and one of those frequent career reinventors that has always fascinated me. Grief is a universal experience and I’ve already been...
Lessons from the Dairy Farm

Lessons from the Dairy Farm

Lessons from Flying Cow Dairy   Most people are surprised when they learn I live on a real working dairy farm. (“Flying Cow Dairy” – So dubbed by my husband when he had a brief stint as a licensed private pilot in the 90s.) Dairy Month seems...
Emotions at Work

Emotions at Work

Information doesn’t create change, feelings do   There’s an old paradigm that emotions don’t belong in the workplace. Even the concept of EQ – Emotional Intelligence Quotient – tends to emphasize the control of emotions. Women can be especially sensitive to...
Gender Pay Gap

Gender Pay Gap

Thinking about women and compensation…   A recent conversation got me curious about the gender pay gap. In just a few minutes of research, I confirmed that: It’s existed for centuries…or longer. It first became an item of political interest in the 1860s. By...
Thoughts on downsizing

Thoughts on downsizing

Thoughts on downsizing…   During my HR executive career, I had many more opportunities to help my employers with downsizing drills than I care to remember. Today, it seems news of company layoffs permeates the professional landscape. If you’ve ever...
Resistance

Resistance

Resistance   My word of the year is “RECEIVE.” And this year, rather than just focus on the word in a general way, I’ve committed to some actions I can take throughout the year to live it more fully. (You can read about it here.) So far the daily practice of...
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