Welcome to the blog I keep for all my little lightbulb moments on Social HR, Recruiting, Digital Strategy & of course.. Being Crystal.

Being Crystal: This is NOT the Dating from “Sex in the City” #NSFW

Let me warn you all up front:  this is TOTALLY rantastic, has nothing to do with work and is really me just working out the frustrations of dating in 2014. For anyone that knows me well, they know that even though I haven’t been dating since I was fifteen (and I’m divorced, so I have(…)

The #Leadership Struggles of an #ENTJ: Judge Less, Meditate More

I’ve been trying to meditate to the thought that Pink shared in this picture all morning.  Turns out? Meditation is not my strong suit.  My mind works in a dozen different directions at any given time, so focusing in on a singular train of thought is a bit difficult.  In fact, the closest I get(…)

Illegitimacy and Inequality at Work

The first time that slavery was abolished was during the Qin Dynasty of China (221-206 BC). The last time it was officially abolished was in 2007 by Mauritania; making slavery de jure illegal in all countries.  The defining characteristics of slavery circles around ownership and lack of  free will.  How can one human being be worth more than another?(…)

Quick Thoughts: Don’t Shoot the Messenger

Heard this recently in conversation and thought it was a pretty interesting turn of phrase.  Almost always, it either precedes or sums up communication unpleasantries. Bottom line, it means two things: That the bearer of bad news doesn’t want to take accountability for whatever it was being said because it “wasn’t their call,” and That(…)

  1. Best Blogs 16 May 2014 | ChristopherinHR: [...] Crystal Miller reflects on a simple phrase we use without thinking even while knowing full well what it implies.…

You Don’t Want Me That Way…. (At Least You Shouldn’t)

There’s a trend that’s growing (1) that I’m not particularly fond of.  That trend, my friends, is shaming people.  Not as a punishment like in the picture, though; but rather shaming someone into a desired action or outcome.  In fact, as a society it seems like we’ve been busy “shaming” people all over the place, all over(…)

  1. Stephen O'Donnell: In all forms of online communications, especially SM, lines are being crossed all over the place. Without the benefit of…

Bless Your Heart: Nothing’s Free – Including Your Speech

I’m not going to weigh in on the right or wrong of the Duck Dynasty Phil’s statement. He said what he said. He and his family seem quite prepared to take accountability for it, whatever that looks like.  If you haven’t heard about it yet, you can read the story here.  I’d rather weigh in(…)

All I Want For Christmas…

It’s that time of year where the question “What do you want for Christmas” gets asked of us all… a lot.  This question is the bane of my December existence, because typically?? I. Don’t. Know.  Is there stuff I want?  Sure – I’d like new pots and pans because I love to cook, I want(…)

Rocking #InTalent and My #LinkedIn Profile

I’ve landed again in Las Vegas, this time at the MGM Grand for LinkedIn’s Annual User Conference,Talent Connect 2013.  They’ve wasted no time with getting users ready to “rock” all things LinkedIn:  from the conference, to loads of product training sessions, even to the individual profile.  Jason Seiden is back again with his “army of(…)

#NeverForget – Thoughts on Patriot Day 2013

It’s been twelve years. Twelve years since I was at home (for a change), folding laundry and watching GMA when I saw what I thought was likely a movie stunt: this plane that flew into one of the Towers behind the newscasters.  Now of course, we know it wasn’t:  it was the kick-off of a(…)

The Value of “Old” Connections

We just wrapped up Illinois SHRM State Conference, of which I was very proud to be a part of.  Next week I’ll post my presentation with recorded voice, so even if you weren’t there?? It’ll seem like you could have been (and if you live in Illinois, hopefully give you incentive to check it out(…)

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