The HR Juggler

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Shhh

Slowly, quietly, surprisingly, imperceptibly, the desire to write here again has come back to me. Tapping me on the shoulder, reminding me that when, as now, I am on a steep learning curve in my role, processing thoughts around how I can quickly upskill myself into a new area of expertise, deal with some as yet unchartered opportunities and some recent crushing disappointments, writing it down can be a huge help. I’m often reminded of a counter argument to blogging, that if the audience is truly only yourself, why not just open a word document and start a diary. That’s true and valid enough….and whilst I won’t be pushing these posts through twitter and other social channels – for now, at least –  I do still have a quiet hope that I can engage with others, learn from them, be challenged, challenge in return and develop my thinking.

What’s new? Lots for me – a very different organisation in a very different sector from previously and, in the last couple of months, a move into a centre of excellence role, heading up Talent, away from the generalist business partnering and Head of HR roles that I have done for my whole career to date. A new chapter, both exciting and daunting. Some change on the home front too – my daughters both started secondary schools (yes, plural!) the same week that I started my new role, so it has been full on, overwhelming and a real tangible shift to a new phase. Not so much running for me lately, although that is also on my list to restart and enjoy again.

I’m reading more non-fiction, business related books than I have done for a long time, discovering the joys of podcasts and navigating new ways to learn, absorb and demonstrate new skills, knowledge, expertise, leadership. I want it to work, very much and, at the same time, I also want to work out what I want in the long-term, what my aspirations are, what’s going to make me happy at work, keep me content at home and able to continue balancing and integrating the two. More juggling, just slightly different shaped balls and a different backdrop, I guess!

I had pretty much entirely forgotten how to access this site, let alone post on it – there is still plenty to go wrong on that front! But – tentatively – it’s nice to be back writing and sharing thoughts and who knows, maybe it will become a regular thing again.

So, for anyone who is still reading and still interested….thank you. What’s new with you?


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