Monday, May 2, 2011

Call to Action or Just Lip-Service

A call to action.  That's what I committed to at HRevolution.  I stood up and declared that I would step up in my real life back in Florida and deliver on my commitment.  Jason Lauritsen and Steve Browne challenged us to not just strategize about what we would/could/should do in our HR practice, but to actually do it. Sounded so cool at the nation's most cutting-edge HR event....feels a bit different back in [insert the name of your town here] and in my real life too.

Lip Service is for Conferences (Not unConferences)
As it turns out, my call to action commitment is going to happen on Tuesday.  This Tuesday.  My hot-shot-stepping-up-moment-in-front-of-everyone turned into a hello-reality-moment right away.  And that's how it should be.  So tomorrow I'll be challenging a group of HR colleagues to leave their comfort zones, old constructs, and excuses about not changing; and instead, bringing a little piece of HRevolution back to my world.

How About You   
When is your next hello-reality moment?  Now sounds like a pretty good time to me. What do you think?  Don't make me have Jason and Steve come looking for you.

I'd love to hear from you.

No Excuses.

pic courtesy of Lip Service Addicts


  1. I was unable to particpate this year, but I am going to make a committment to be more involved and be there for the next time.

  2. Why am I not surprised that this will be underway within days? Rock on.

  3. I'd love to hang with your whole HR crew sometime...

  4. Please, please blog about the process and outcome. Good or bad...

  5. Feel much the same. In fact Liz called me in today to talk about something she wants me to push in her team that will take a similar call to action.
    I feel like I have 140 people behind me.
    You do too.

  6. Rock on my friend !! This is so solid it makes me tremble with anti . . . ci . ... pation. You make HR real dude and I appreciate everything about you and what you do !!

  7. Jay,

    Knock it out tomorrow! Look forward to hearing about the results. As always, shout out if you need assistance (from all 140 of us!)

  8. Many thanks to all of you for the support. HRevolution is so much more than a weekend...

    Session went better than expected with my colleagues today...I'll post in more detail when I get a chance! Thank you all!

  9. Thanks for sharing with those of us who couldn't make it last weekend! I'm with the others that want to hear about the implementation!

  10. Thanks Jen. It was truly incredible. So many terrific posts out there about it!!

  11. This reminds me of my interview yesterday with author David P. Jones-Million Dollar Hire. He spoke of the opportunity to make better hiring decisions and how it was where CEO's and companies could better leverage their assets and get a higher return on their dollars.

    Giving great examples where the hiring process in many companies is truly lacking. It was as illuminating as your experience here.