Sometimes things just fall into place. Giving October's CreativeMornings San Diego talk was definitely one of those moments. While speakers are usually picked months in advance, I was so drawn to the group's October theme of honesty that I reached out to my friend Nate letting him know I'd love to speak, if he needed someone. I knew it was a long shot, but in the words of my dear friend Rachel, "You don't get what you don't ask for." And boy am I glad I asked. A few weeks aft
Creating better work environments is not about every day being sunshine and rainbows. It's not about ignoring hard work. Or not caring about profit. It's about basic workplace rights everyone deserves in this day in age. You deserve to have a boss that treats you with respect. You deserve to work in an environment free of harassment, sexual or otherwise. You deserve a challenging, but manageable workload. You deserve to live a life not consistently overcome with work anxiety.
Can we all agree to stop using management positions as a promotional tool? Managing people is a complicated, people-centric job. It's a position that should be held by someone who likes communication, structure, mentoring, and and problem solving. It should not be held by someone who dislikes interactions with people. Simple, yes? Unfortunately, we continue to move people into management roles simply because they've been there the longest or are the best at their particular j