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"Can you really find a career to satisfy your soul while it meets your career dreams? Yes! Click on the cover of this inspiring ebook to learn more!"
"This book touches not only the heart, but also the mind and soul of the HR profession. It's full of ideas with impact, tools and tips...and wonderful stories."
Professor, University of Michigan Business School
co-author, The Why of Work
"A fun and easy-to-read blueprint on understanding and creating engagement within a team. No high falootin' business jargon here -- Martha Finney tells it like it is."
Director Global Workforce Learning & Development
Save the Children
- How Joe Paterno Can Continue to Inspire
- They Lay Off HR Too, Don’t They?
- Have You Lost Respect For Your Boss?
- How to Build Passion Literacy at Work
- The Hope of HR: “People are fundamentally good.”
- Miles of Wisdom: The First Thing to Know About Inspiring Great Customer Service
- The Hope of HR: Prepare to Be Amazed…Every Day
- Five Ways to Beat “No Job/No Job” Discrimination
- The Networking Tool that Beats Facebook Hands Down
- Career Fear: Put Anxiety in Its Place
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In 1977, Susan Bowick was a dissatisfied Colorado teacher just coming to realize that she despaired at the thought of pursuing that profession for the rest of her life. At the offhand suggestion of her husband, she casually applied for a job as a secretary at Hewlett-Packard. Her interviewer, however, spotted higher qualifications and offered her a job as a business analyst. She moved into HR two years later and invested her entire career in growing the people side of the business.
The project that tops her HR career was the controversial merger of Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Compaq – two distinctly separate cultures that, combined, would expand her employee base from 86,000 to almost 150,000 literally overnight. In this interview, conducted before her retirement announcement, she spoke about the major lessons of her career and how she grew along the … Continue Reading