Great HR Program Lesson 1 - $1

Great HR Program Lesson 1 - $1

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I know there are days where you feel overwhelmed, and stressed. I know there are days with little appreciation, acknowledgement or reward.

It  doesn’t have to feel this way. You can love going to work to every day.  You can be healthy and balanced while providing yourself the financial  stability of job security. You can get and deserve recognition for doing  Great HR. I know this to be true because I know HR executives who have  that life. They are the fortunate 1 in 10.

If you want that career, that life, then you have to draw the line.  You can move past frustration, anxiety, stress, overwhelm, and  underappreciation to becoming “anti-fragile”. You can become in charge  of your career.

“They” don’t hold your career in the palm of their hands…you do!

I  had a draw the line experience years ago in my career. I felt stressed,  overwhelmed and burned out in my litigation career and chose to  reinvent myself. I faced a couple years of struggle before I found my  way. Over the last 20 years I have been highly satisfied with my career  and paid well for my work.

Now I rarely feel overwhelmed, stressed or fragile.

Life is good. 

This can be your outcome too and in this program I will show you how to get there.

The Great HR Program is an outgrowth from the HR Black Belt Program I ran three years ago. That was an intense year-long online and webinar  based program limited to eighteen HR executives spread throughout the  country. I cost plenty and was worth every penny.

While not all  who signed up completed the program, a dozen of them completed it in its  entirety and on time. We celebrated their graduation with a great event  here in San Diego.

Here’s what graduates had to say about that program. They all want you to understand the value of The Great HR Program.

Before I get into the details of the program let me tell you a story about Sarah.

A  few months ago I was in her office talking about my HR coaching  program. She was super excited about the possibility of working with me.

I  am a strong observer and started asking her some questions. First I  noticed how blank the walls were. When I asked how long the company had  been in these offices she told me five years. “Not big on culture here…  are they” Sarah replied, “no, the CEO is absent and CFO that runs this  office isn’t much of a culture guy.”

Upon further questioning I  learned that her company was VC financed and rapidly growing. They grew  from under 300 employees when she joined to now over 800 three years  later. I asked if it was the largest company she had ever worked at and  she said “yes”. I asked if the CFO or anyone else expressed concern she  did not have experience running a larger HR organization and she said  they had not.

I also learned through my interview she was a single mom and maintaining job security was a major concern.

I  then asked Sarah if she realized how “fragile” she was in her current  circumstances. When she asked what I meant, I told her I thought she was  in a vulnerable spot. I suggested she start taking her resume for a  spin. If I knew her better I would’ve asked if she had 4 to 6 months of  savings available in case she ever lost her job. I hope she did.

We left the meeting agreeing that she would talk to the CFO about coaching with me. That was on a Friday.

The following Monday after returning from lunch I noticed Sarah sent me an email. Here’s what she wrote:

That’s what I call being fragile.

Sarah  thought she had job security… until the day she did not. She didn’t see  it coming…and she was a bright dedicated professional. I know this:  Sarah never properly expressed her value to the company. She didn't know  hot to manage her boss. She was unprepared and fragile in her  circumstances and didn’t even know it!

My belief is this –  if you do what I suggest in this program and your company doesn’t  acknowledge your awesomeness- then you take that opportunity to somebody  who will.

You owe it to yourself, and your career, and your family.

Here is the outline of The Great HR Program Lesson #1:

Lesson #1: Discovering WHY You Want to be GREAT at HR 

How clear are you about your desire to become a strategic HR partner?

Are you on the right path? 

How motivated are you?

Do you know how others view you? It's time to get clear about your future opportunities.


  1. Understanding that Great HR is a journey.
  2. What Great Hr means to your company.
  3. What Great HR means for your career.
  4. Discovering your personal "why" and making a commitment.
  5. What kind of HR executive do you want to be? We discuss money, self-worth, job and income security, learning, having more fun, recognition.
  6. Understanding it's an inside-out job.
  7. Eliminate blockages/excuses.


Complete the Assessing Your Human Relations Quotient and 10 "Why's" Worksheet


  • Assessing Your HRQ
  • Great Podcasts for HR Executives
  • Vision, Mission, Values, and Goals Worksheet
  • 10 Reasons Why I Want To Be Great at HR
  • Great HR is...
  • Ten Things That Make Me Anxious, Stressed or Overwhelmed
  • Great HR Poster
  • 10 "Whys" Worksheet

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The Great HR Program Introduction
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