Goals and Bucket Lists
Setting and achieving goals is a topic that we are always talking about at Scott HR. We are goal-setters because we know that goals are a great way to share vision within a company, motivate team members, and achieve success. But we also believe that goals are crucial for individuals, both professionally and personally! Personal goals help us balance the demands of work and family. They push us out of our comfort zone and help us dream big.
My Bucket List
Over the years, my personal goals of books I want to read, the experiences I want to have, and things I want to do with my family have evolved into a bucket list. For anyone that knows me, they know that I am a true life-long learner. I love to read, and people find it humorous that I write a book report on each book I read. (This way I don’t have to re-read it, and I can share key points with others. Besides, what is the point in reading if you don’t do something with the information?)
I have always thought it would be super cool to be a professor at the college level. For the past several years, I have had the opportunity to be a guest teacher for one or two classes on occasion. This is something I look forward to, and I plan and prepare for. Then one day, the professor that I guest teach for asked if I would teach a full, semester-long class. What!?! Time to check this off my bucket list!
Teaching & Learning
My real goal for the class was to get to know the students, build into them, and bring the real world of business to them (in addition to their textbook). We had the awesome privilege of touring a manufacturing facility and getting to taste food right off the line—now that is exciting. We also visited a growing professional services company. The students appreciated each tour but for different reasons. With the manufacturing tour, it was interesting to see how a product goes from a raw good to a finished product, to understand their compensation philosophy and how they build and grow their teams. With the professional services visit, we were able to see how company culture can impact everything within the organization, and the students saw that office jobs don’t have to be boring.
I sincerely hope that the students enjoyed their time in the class. The class was small, which was perfect! I genuinely care about each of these students and am a little sad that the course is finished. I tried my best to invite each student into a conversation, learn from them, and encourage them to be excellent leaders in their future careers.
Hard Work & Achievement
Checking this off my bucket list was a dream come true for me. Teaching challenged me and helped me consider how the HR industry has changed since my own college classes. It was truly an honor and privilege to teach at my alma mater, Washburn University. Thank YOU!
Scott Human Resources facilitates executive and leadership coaching sessions both in groups and one-on-one to create accountability and confidence in leaders. Kristin Scott has served the HR profession for more than 20 years partnering with companies to grow their staff. Kristin has earned a bachelor and master’s degree; is certified by both SHRM and HRCI as an HR Professional; she is currently serving as President for Topeka Independent Business Association, co-chair for the Executive HR Forum, and is an adjunct professor at Washburn University. For more information, contact Kristin at Kristin@ScottHR.com.