In most professions there a things that we have to deal with, for which our education and training has not prepared us in the slightest. In HR, I would have to say the most difficult is being confronted with the bereavement, or the death, of a work colleague. When the death is of a work colleague, it comes with multiple bereavements as well. Read More
We all know the saying “sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me”. It was a chant we were taught as children, to be used when someone said something mean to us.
The truth is, most of us know that words do have the power to cause us tremendous pain. Read More
It is one of the most frequent arguments and we hear people say it all the time: “it’s just common sense”. Strangely though, it is usually used when arguing a point the majority does not share.
I hear it so frequently in business, usually said with great frustration. What is said is – “it’s common sense” – but what is meant is “why can’t everybody see this the way I do”? Read More