Coming Out of the Broom Closet – Pt 1: Work

I work for a very small company. Our company consists of 300 employees spread over three offices. On the surface, we’re a diverse company. However, looking deeper it’s easy to see an apparent lack of diversity. All, but one, of the senior leaders, are white, heterosexual, Judeo-Christian men. Most of the women leaders are managers… Continue reading Coming Out of the Broom Closet – Pt 1: Work

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30 Days of Magic – Day 26: Magical Recruiting

I’m hiring for a few positions at work, and so far, I’ve not been able to attract the right candidates. Time is running out on filling the position, so I decided to work a little magic. I pulled out the job description and sat in front of my computer. I launched Word and began to… Continue reading 30 Days of Magic – Day 26: Magical Recruiting

30 Days of Magic – Day 17: Blackholes

My cable and internet went out yesterday. First, I had no idea how addicted I was to my devices, but that’s for another post. I finished all my housework and caught up on some reading. When it was time to wind down for the night, I wanted to watch something on TV. I dug through… Continue reading 30 Days of Magic – Day 17: Blackholes

30 Days of Magic – Day 16: Sweat the Small Stuff

Some more work magic for the day. I was recently asked to lead some sales training for another department. I happily agreed since I’m trying to showcase my skills to more business units. This team has also been struggling to meet their goals, so any help I could give would be resume-worthy. I split the… Continue reading 30 Days of Magic – Day 16: Sweat the Small Stuff

30 Days of Magic – Day 14: Compassion and Accountability

I hold a leadership position at my company. My job, unfortunately, includes the responsibility to make hiring and, unfortunately, firing decisions. The former is one of my favorite parts of my job. The latter, one of the least. Today, one of my coworkers approached me and asked for my advice for disciplinary action for one… Continue reading 30 Days of Magic – Day 14: Compassion and Accountability

30 Days of Magic – Day 10: Creating Opportunities

I have worked in training and development for over a decade. Teaching people new skills, developing their talent, and helping them move forward in their careers is my passion. When I accepted my current position, it was because the company didn’t have a training and development department. Instead, they asked each department manager to train… Continue reading 30 Days of Magic – Day 10: Creating Opportunities

30 Days of Magic – Day 8: Do Not Disturb

As much as I bitch about it sometimes, I love my job. Well, maybe not my job per se, but I love work. After I received my first promotion about 11 years ago from a job I expected to be temporary, I’ve been career-focused. I left my previous company after my position was eliminated. Luckily,… Continue reading 30 Days of Magic – Day 8: Do Not Disturb