19 Issue 5
Chapter Meeting - May 2012
Fri, 05/11/2012 - 11:15am - 1:00pm
Speaker: Randy Stembridge, Director/Employee Relations, Infirmary
Topic: Union Avoidance
Sponsor: AHI Corporate
Fee: $15 for MSHRM members, $17 for guests
Location: Heron Lakes Country Club, 3851 Government Boulevard,
Mobile, AL 36693
Register online - Deadline is Thursday 3:00pm
At May’s monthly meeting, we will welcome Randy Stembridge, Director
of Employee Relations for the Infirmary Health System in Mobile, Alabama.
Randy will talk to us about union avoidance strategies. As you know,
this is a very timely topic, as the National Labor Relation Board’s
new regulations that significantly shorten the time period for union
elections from several months to two weeks went into effect April 30,
2012. Also, the NLRB poster, as I am sure many of your have heard,
is on hold for the moment, at least until October or November of 2012
when the DC Circuit Court of Appeals decides whether the NLRB overstepped
its authority in requiring employers to post the notice.
We have recently added an exciting lineup of topics for the July 13
mini-seminar. Jack Smalley, SPHR, will be speaking on
"Leading Organizational Excellence by Avoiding the Top 10 Leadership Mistakes" (3.5
strategic HRCI recertification credits for the morning sessions) and "Your
Endangered Business: Top Five Dangerous Threats facing Business Today" (1
general HRCI recertification credit for lunch). Go to http://mobileshrm.org/content/mini-seminar-and-chapter-meeting-july-2012 for
I am sad to report that Leilani Reed-Logan with World Omni Financial
has resigned from the Board of Directors as Co-Conference Chair.
Leilani has been promoted and is moving to Deerfield Beach, Florida.
We wish her the very best and know that she will succeed in her new
position. If anyone is interested in assisting with the Gulf Coast
Conference November, please contact me immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thomas J. Woodford
Human Resources and Marketing
The Patterson Group
The Kullman Firm
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Woman Is CEO: The 3 Skills Women Need to Reach Top Management
Is there a glass ceiling?
What does it take for a woman
to become CEO of a major corporation? Beth Mooney, chairman, president and
CEO of KeyCorp, revealed at our DiversityInc
Top 50 event the three necessary skills women need: a strong sense of self,
a sense of humor and a sense of team.
It’s these “sensibilities” that helped Mooney become the first
female CEO of a top 20 U.S. bank in May 2011 and rank No. 1 in American
Most Powerful Women in Banking. KeyCorp is one of DiversityInc’s
25 Noteworthy Companies
1. Sense of Self
Mooney learned an important lesson when she took her first job with a bank training
program: Sometimes a strong sense of self is the only thing that’ll get your
foot in the door. She knew she wanted to be in banking, a male-dominated field.
After being turned down by several banks, she wasn’t going to take “no” for an
answer. It took Mooney three hours to wear down the hiring manager at her next
interview. She got the job.
“The man who had hired me was just reflective of the times. Women were tellers,
not executives or having executive potential … They simply didn’t hire women
into training. The bank did not believe women were a good fit for a managerial
training program,” said Mooney. “But I was tenacious, so I was given the chance.”
2. Sense of Humor
But “getting into banking wasn’t the same as getting ahead in banking,”
said Mooney. She still had to deal with being one of her company’s
only female employees, as well as to earn respect from her male clients.
By using humor to re-characterize herself, she was able to save a
commercial real-estate account in the mid-1980s. “[The clients] felt
they could take advantage of me. They were anxious to discount me.
I had to fix that fast to do my job,” recalled Mooney.
Humor creates balance and perspective for the environment around
you. It helps manage the external realities in your career, which are
not always easy or friendly, even harsh, Mooney said.
3. Sense of Team
There has been tremendous progress
among women in business: In 2011, the global percentage of women
leaders hit an all-time high with a female director at 1 in 10
companies. “Part of the difference is that we led not with differences
but by trying to be a part of the team. Diversity has found its way
to the C-suite by doing so,” said Mooney. However, there is still
a long way to go, as less than 4 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs are
women (18 total).
“The way to succeed in any career is be part of the solution,”
said Mooney. Being a team player also helps you to better understand
the business and how it works. “Behind every successful woman and
man is a pit crew,” she said.
A Future of Women Leaders?
Mooney knows that it is still “something of an event” to
have a “woman or a diverse” candidate leading a company today.
But she believes that in the future it will be different. She attributes that more
diverse future to the evolution
of leadership and the considerable diversity
and inclusion efforts of diverse leaders.
Taken from: www.diversityinc.com
“Part of difference is we led not with our differences but by
trying to be a part of the team,” she said. “Diversity has found
its way to the C-suite by doing so.”
She continued, “I have a theory for those who succeed in business
dominated by white males. We came in and acted like we belonged.
Guess what? Now we do.”
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