As we all know, the ever changing landscape of the work environment can cause angst at times. New leaders, an organizational shift or restructure, changing priorities and projects – all of these things can create feelings of uncertainty within the organization. During these times of flux, leaders have the responsibility to ensure that there is… Continue reading Dealing with Change: Action, Reaction, Pause
Changing my blog post up this morning given my happenings of the day: so I realized this morning (after I was in the office for about 30 minutes) that I had left my cell phone either in my car or at home. I typically would have picked this up quickly as I have usually tried… Continue reading It’s a Monday kind of thing!
Is your glass half full? Is it half empty? Might it be time to fill your glass? I was going to blog about this for the week and had some thoughts planned in advance. During my week at Wharton last week, I got some in-depth knowledge into Emotional Contagion – which reinforces the beliefs and… Continue reading Is Your Glass Half Full?
For so long, I would make all of these crazy plans for long weekends – someone was having a party, someone was having a cookout, there was always someone to visit and someplace I felt compelled to go. Over the years, I have embraced long weekends as a chance to “live life” and do some… Continue reading Long Weekends: Relax
I have been having so many conversations recently about coaching (in the workplace). It is truly quite fascinating how many people feel that coaching is a bad thing – in the workplace it has such a negative connotation. As I share these conversations with my team I leverage the analogy of professional sports – highly… Continue reading Coaching to Performance Excellence
Just having returned from a much needed vacation, I had some time to reflect on recharging and unplugging from the demands of my career. This vacation was not a sit at the beach and chill vacation. Rather we took a family vacation (all 9 of us) to Disney World. We were up early, on the… Continue reading Recharging Your Batteries!
Are you a perfectionist? • The project has to be perfect – the first time • You go on a diet and it’s all or nothing - all of the time • Start an exercise program - every day and can’t miss a day • If you get a grade less than an A… Continue reading Perfectionism: The obstacle to personal and professional success
Early on in my career, I heard so much about work/life balance and messaging that said “you can have it all.” As a working mom of two young children with a spouse who also had a demanding career – those messages made me do some truly crazy things and drive a very hectic life. We… Continue reading Balancing the World: Juggling Is Not My Sport!
"Why would a nice 'girl' like you want to work in a field like this?" "You are the first woman supervisor I have ever had in my career." "Wow – I would never have thought you’d come down into this manhole to learn to splice." "Would you take the meeting notes Leslie?" Me: "I have… Continue reading The challenges of being a business woman in a “male-dominant” field and the opportunities for excellence: Our journey, our commitment and our legacy!
Social media: the “always on” connection to friends, family, trends in business, what’s happening in the world. Readily available at a moment’s notice. The always connected world is so important in business and in our personal lives. How we manage our connections socially is a lesson in life for all of us. Those social media… Continue reading My Break from Facebook