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?
This is a great article about the importance of performance coaching with clarity. We all can use this reminder and refresher many times throughout our careers. http://letsgrowleaders.com/4-secrets-to-a-successful-performance-improvement-conversation/
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
So interesting that recently over the past couple of months I have had many people reach out and connect with me on LinkedIn. I enjoy the connections and building of our professional networks. I am also honestly curious by the manner in which some of these new connections inmail me for a career recommendation and… Continue reading Connections, Recommendations, and Your Brand
Personal Branding: What is it? Why Care? A personal brand says who you are, what you are known for, and what you have to offer. Why should you care about personal branding? Whether you are a professional, a college student, in high school, or seeking employment – your personal brand matters. You own it, you… Continue reading Your Personal Brand
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