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Marky Mark and the Courageous Bunch

September 14, 2011

We in HR can be a timid bunch.

While there are numerous opportunities to move this profession and organizations constantly forward, there continue to be strong, knowledgeable HR folks who are as shy and disinterested as the wallflower at the 8th grade cotillion.  Is it, perhaps, a lack of courage?


It’s a shame to let talent and smarts go to waste. The collective women/men of HR  need to move away from the wall and grow some cojones courage. Forthwith – the ‘pep talk’:

  • SPEAK UP!  Don’t shy away from conflict and don’t ever fail to speak up for what is right or appropriate.  Open your lips and share the good, the bad and the hard-to-hear.
  • Show some initiative. Step up and take on additional responsibilities.  And I don’t mean offering to start a blood-drive or managing the company’s recycling
    program or adding another couple of vendors to the Annual Open Enrollment Health Fair.  Initiate action in areas outside of your job/department/function/organization.
  • Be confident.  Believe in yourself and take some risks.  Deep down, you’ve got the knowledge and the savvy, so don’t be afraid to show what you can do.  Embrace your credibility – and put it to work.

Now that’s a Good Vibration.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. September 14, 2011 8:24 am

    I think I like it! Let’s go!

  2. John Jorgensen permalink
    September 14, 2011 12:08 pm

    Great advice for a shy person like myself.

  3. September 15, 2011 6:15 am

    Oh John – you made me laugh! 🙂

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