Being nominated for recognition as a “mentor-protégé” award is a humbling honor for certain. And while this is truly exciting, I would say the experience to again “pay it forward” is more meaningful and certainly more of an honor. Mentorship and coaching is a responsibility I take very seriously. Mentoring, guiding, and coaching support have… Continue reading A Mentoring Moment
Vacation time is an important employee benefit – it is critical for people to have time away from work to relax and disconnect from the pressures of the job. You won’t earn a promotion or get an achievement award for working on your vacation. If you manage people, just imagine the pressure you put on them… Continue reading Thoughts on Work Life Integration Part V
Consider the “good old days” when a person could come home from work and unplug! We are all plugged in all the time – so it is all business, all day, every day! Work doesn’t stop when we are sleeping, on vacation, or out of the office. Life happens during the day – a teacher calls… Continue reading Thoughts on Work Life Integration Part II
“Success looks different for everyone.” Professional success for me is: • Building a team – a strong connected team • Living with kindness and transparency – being my authentic self • Respecting the business and operating like an owner • When someone tells me I impacted their life; their career What does professional success look… Continue reading Professional Success
I had the opportunity to serve on a panel last week and share my insights on Women Having a Voice in a Male Dominated Workforce. The authentic and grounded conversation…..as well as some of the questions from the audience reinforced the need to continue these conversations. Over the next few blog posts I will share… Continue reading Women Having a Voice in a Male Dominated Workforce
Being kind is an important way of bringing meaning to our lives and the lives of others. Being kind allows us to communicate better, be more compassionate, and also be a positive force in people's lives. Kindness has its source of truth within each of us. Some people are innately kind and yet it's something… Continue reading #2. Let Kindness Rule
It is extremely difficult (more so than I ever imagined) to manage through the grief journey. I have also become quickly attune to the common misconceptions associated with grieving. Let’s begin with the notion that grieving is a “process” and somehow eventually you reach an “end point” of grief. What I have come to experience… Continue reading Managing Grief. Managing Life. Managing a Career.
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
Seems silly right? Who doesn’t take notes? Go to a meeting – take notes. Join a conference call – take notes. Meet with a client – take notes. We try and listen to the call, pay attention in the meeting, and ensure engagement with a client. Add in the rigor of taking notes – well… Continue reading Your Work Journal: the art and benefit of taking notes
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?