Friday, May 23, 2008

The Smart Listener

Revealed at last: HR Wench tells why she went into Human Resources.

Even if you never ventured near HR, you'll enjoy her story of school.


Anonymous said...

Very interesting. I wonder if there could be similar posts for why others went into their professions. Why law, Michael?

Michael Wade said...


That path is even stranger. Since early childhood, I wanted to be a lawyer but three years of law school effectively squelched that enthusiasm. I got hooked on management while serving in the headquarters of the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command in Washington, D.C. My responsibilities there concerned handling discrimination issues and that focus/passion continued after I left the military and exists to this day. It led to jobs in municipal government and eventually to management consulting. In other words, not a straight shot.