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.
How do you decide? What are the “rules”? What are the company policies? I knew I needed to return to work – I needed the normalcy that work and the structure provided me. I needed the distraction. My husband’s service was on the 10th and I was then distracted with grief counselors, finding a support… Continue reading Going Back to Work
• You are so brave • You are the strongest person I know • That took courage Comments shared over the past few weeks and certainly stated from a place of love and kindness. Interestingly, I have thought long and hard about these comments and how they make me feel. Should I be happy? Flattered?… Continue reading The Risk (and Reward) of Living a Transparent Authentic Life
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!
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?
I often write about what it means to be a leader and a mentor as a woman – a subject clearly near and dear to my heart. I was recently asked to share about a woman leader, a woman mentor, and the most memorable female leader I worked for. Interestingly enough as I reflected on… Continue reading A Boss, A Leader, A Mentor
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
Three months ago, a group of passionate and powerful women started the conversation around the potential of creating a Women’s Network ERG (employee resource group) in our Division HQ location. This past Friday, we held a coffee social event to measure the interest level in this affinity group. We had over 70 people join us… Continue reading Women’s Networks: Not for Women Only