5 ways to embrace your humanity in the age of AI

By Erica Keswin

AI was the talk of the town at the Transform HR Conference in Vegas a couple weeks ago.

My big takeaway? Guys, it’s here to stay.

But so is our humanity—as long as we’re intentional.

So if you’re interested in staying ahead of the AI curve (and if you don’t, you’ll definitely be left behind), here are my top 5 ways to embrace your humanity in the age of AI:

  1. Prioritize it: Make AI integration a priority—or else.
  2. Claim it: Women are 25% less likely than men to leverage digital technology, so AI has the potential to widen the gender gap. Ladies, claim your AI skills!
  3. Share it: Remember how much employees today want to grow on the job, up, down and sideways? Well, AI can democratize learning and growth for the individual.
  4. Own it: HR professionals need to lead by example. Be the first one on your team and in your organization learning about and using AI so that you can FINALLY focus on the more strategic parts of the job.
  5. Keep an eye on it: Leaders need to realize that employees will be using AI, so lean in, establish safe zones and rules of the road, and keep your eyes open for bias.

I know, this AI business can feel overwhelming. But leveraging everything that’s great about tech but also putting it in its place is nothing new. Just think about the wild west of Zoom calls at the beginning of Covid and how far we’ve come.

You can do it!

But like with every part of your human leadership, you do have to be intentional.


About Erica

Erica Keswin is an internationally sought-after speaker, bestselling author, and workplace strategist who partners with some of the most well-known companies in the world on how to bring their human to work. For the past two decades, Erica’s work has defined what it means to be a human leader. Erica’s Human Workplace Trilogy: Bring Your Human to Work, Rituals Roadmap, and The Retention Revolution was published by McGraw Hill and each debuted as a Wall Street Journal bestseller. 

When Erica isn’t writing books, she delivers keynotes, leads workshops, and coaches top-of-class companies and individuals to help them improve their performance by honoring relationships in today’s hybrid workplace.

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