Common sense solutions for commonplace problems at work

About

susanThis site is about you and for you. It offers common sense management and professional development advice that will help you grow your career and achieve all of your goals and dreams.

Want to get better at managing employees? Want ideas about how to creatively and professionally promote your career? How about just getting along with difficult people at work? You’ll find that this site covers all of these topics and so much more.

After spending 30+ years working as a company owner, board member, HR and management consultant, training manager, organization development consultant, HR director, writer and community college extension leader, I am overflowing with experiences and information I’d love to share with you.

Sharing knowledge and teaching has been the foundation for my entire career no matter my job title or responsibilities. I was blessed with the opportunity of writing the Human Resources site at About.com (now TheBalance.com) for the past 16 years. I’ve reached millions of people with the information that I plan to share with you here.

At this point in my career, my sole goal is to share this knowledge and experience with you. I want to give you accurate, thoughtful HR and management information.

My focus has always been on forward-thinking people who want to stretch their imagination about how people can relate to each other and their workplaces.

I emphasize forward-looking concepts and want to challenge the thinking of people in workplaces worldwide. Changing workplaces one step at a time.

Personal

For the past twenty years, I’ve been writing online. For ten of those years, I wrote an almost daily blog post at http://humanresources.about.com. Just over two years ago, the then new owners of About.com decided to eliminate the blog so that the expert writers would focus on evergreen content creation—which I’ve done now for over two years.

My former site is now a part of a larger overall site called The Balance.com. You can find all of my articles by starting here. You will also appreciate my HR page on Facebook where 40,000 people follow my posts. Why not visit and like my page to receive links to my articles in your feed.

I have never stopped missing my blog, though, the daily opportunity to share with and interact with readers. Hence, this new site and newsletter I have developed. I hope that you will come back often and visit.

On a personal note, I am a cooking and food enthusiast; Conservative; love writing, reading, Lake Michigan and our lake cottage; traveling everywhere; theater; movies (scary, SciFi, urban legend, creature features, dinosaurs, action adventures, others worth watching); and eating out at interesting restaurants.

Kenya AA is my house coffee blend; cabernet wine; premium scotch; museums; cultural and historical sites; walking; and my family are all on my best list. I’m fortunate in that I’m married to the love of my life.

I love change, challenge, thinking, learning, helping people and organizations grow, and discussing business, political and social issues from a Conservative perspective. I’m also a news junkie. And, I always have an opinion about anything.  Just ask.

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