Couple of exciting things happened recently that I wanted to share:
First, I was honored by the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) with their media award. This is really cool. When I think of media, I think of television/radio/newspaper. To be recognized as a blogger in the media category, well…I think it’s very forward thinking by NAWBO. Thank you sincerely!
We all know American Express and small business owners are probably familiar with their OPEN program. Well, I published a guest post last week on “7 Essential HR Resources for Your Small Business” for American Express OPEN Forum. Very exciting. And, if that wasn’t thrilling enough, the post was republished on Mashable.
The Leadership Development Carnival is up! Many thanks to Dan McCarthy at Great Leadership blog for hosting this month. My post on the “7 Types of Power in the Workplace” made the list. I’m scheduled to host next month’s Carnival, so get those posts about leadership and management ready. If you aren’t on the list to get notifications about the Leadership Carnival, contact Dan directly via dmccart3 at rochester dot rr dot com.
And, I’ve firmed up my plans to attend SourceCon and ERE Expo 2010 Spring in San Diego. I had the opportunity to attend ERE’s Fall event last year and it was outstanding. So I’m looking forward to seeing old friends and making new ones at this year’s conference. I’m also looking forward to attending ERE’s Charity Poker Tournament which benefits the ERE Foundation. I’m not a big poker player so Bob Tarver has been giving me pointers on the side. (Thanks Bob!) Not only is Bob a great poker tutor, he’s a super smart HR pro who is looking for his next opportunity. Go check out his interview with the fabulous Franny Oxford over at Do The Work blog.
One more thing about ERE. I know some people hate conference swag. And, with good reason. Sometimes conference swag can be really crappy. Me? I’ve tried to turn swag into a personal scavenger hunt and set swag goals for myself. So I need your help. What’s your favorite kind of conference swag? And don’t go asking for MacBooks or Tumi luggage – just not gonna happen. Think of things you’ve picked up at conferences and really liked. Drop your swag wish list in the comments below. I’ll use your list as my personal scavenger hunt during the conference. And I’ll send lots of blog and Twitter luv to exhibitors who are giving away stuff on the list!
And to incentivize you, let’s have a little contest. The nice people at Simon and Schuster just sent me this book from Robin Sharma called “The Leader Who Had No Title”. Leave me a comment either here or on the HR Bartender Facebook page with your fave swag by Friday, March 12. I’ll raffle the book off before I head out to San Diego.
Look forward to seeing what you come up with. Cheers!1