Early on in my HR Management career, I learned a valuable lesson about connecting with your audience. I was doing a training presentation for a group of managers and some of their non-verbal cues (blank stares, counting ceiling tiles, snoring, etc.) gave me the impression that maybe my audience was less than fully engaged.
It dawned on me that I had made a mistake common to HR professionals, in that we sometimes speak our own language and make things a lot more complicated than they need to be. At that point I realized I needed to make a big change not only in how I presented training topics, but also in how I communicated in general.
All that to say, this website (and especially the blog) was designed to benefit those outside of the HR profession who are in a leadership position or who simply want to develop strong relationships with those with whom they work, serve or do business. So in the unlikely event any my fellow HR professionals are reading my blog, they may find the content a bit too down to earth and ‘non-HR’ for their preferences. That’s okay, because they’re not my intended audience. For the rest of you, I hope you find value in what you see here.
So check out the website and be sure to follow us on Facebook. Also, check out the almost-weekly blog updates on the The Blog Spot page as well as previous thoughts that can be found in the Blog Archive. Who knows, you might actually learn something new!
David Jones, SPHR
Founder, The People Team