Thursday, January 10, 2013

Thoughts Without Words

2013 has started like an NHL playoff game: non-stop action, very high stakes and a huge amount of energy being expended. Quite honestly I wouldn't have it any other way.

I have one of the most exciting years ahead of me professionally, but not because I feel like everything is going smoothly and I can sit back and bask in the glow of success. No, that is not the case this year (or any year for that matter.) Although 2012 was very productive, and looking back will be considered a year that my team and I build the foundation to take our HR organization to a whole new level, the coming year represents a new set of challenges.

Looking Outside
2012 was a year that transformed the culture inside our HR organization. Roles changed, people changed, strategies changed, perspectives changed, resources were allocated differently, and we came out with a list of initiatives that represent the future of what effective healthcare human resources work should look like. That was on the inside.

Now we have to step up and take that same mindset and push it outside the safety, comfort and familiarity of HR and spread it to other parts of our company. That is not something that human resources teams typically do (although they talk about it way too much.) So we're gearing up to do something bigger and better, and we need to do much more than just think about it without saying anything.

We need to start inserting ourselves into areas that create discomfort, that challenge leaders, and push ourselves to a whole new level of performance. It's time to put our money where our mouth is.

How About You
Are you stepping up this year? Do you have big plans that you've been thinking about but you haven't articulated to anyone? Why not? It's time to move beyond just thoughts, and put your words into action.

I'd love to hear from you.

No Excuses.

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1 comment:

  1. Nice chance wanna new great resolution this year 2013. Stepping into this year with a great as a recruiter in the world. That's my dream words