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Courageous Conversations

Courageous Conversations

A courageous conversation can change everything Somehow in both my personal and professional life, I seem to have become known as the person who will initiate the tough conversations when no one else is willing or feels able to do it. My loving siblings never failed...

Comfort Zone

Comfort Zone

Do you remember the energy you had when you first entered your career and were just learning how far your wings might take you? With it came dreams about how life could be when you really hit your stride at some idyllic future point. Maybe your dreams were about the...

Courage

Courage

It takes courage to break out of your own comfort zone, but your best life is on the other side of those comfortable walls you’ve built for yourself. Courage is a topic we could talk about every single week. For now, though, I just want to share a few thoughts...

The Networking Poster Child

The Networking Poster Child

An introvert in a networking world Every once in a while, I’m asked to speak on the topic of networking. It blows me away every time. (Ever heard of “imposter syndrome”?) “Poster child” would be a better description than “expert”, when it comes to me and networking....

The Gift of Perspective

The Gift of Perspective

As a young HR director I was frequently frustrated by what I thought of as “company politics.” It seemed to me if these dang people would just cooperate instead of being so….so…. HUMAN, I could get my work done. Sometimes on a day like that I would seek out my boss....

Who Thrives?

Who Thrives?

The first big layoff . . . and what it taught me I was a young, aspiring Human Resources professional, suddenly faced with the prospect of laying off 80 of my coworkers. Not just my coworkers; these were my friends. At age 28 and just a few years into my professional...

The Pandemic Has Changed Us

The Pandemic Has Changed Us

2 years after COVID shut everything down, the truth is becoming clear. None of us will be going back. I loved my corporate career. The good pay and the meaningful work I got to do, using my best talents, had always made the grueling commute feel worth it. Although...

5 Big Mistakes Quitters Make

5 Big Mistakes Quitters Make

What to do before you quit your job (advice from a Human Resources Executive) If you’re thinking about leaving your job before you have your next one lined up, there’s a long list of things to take into consideration. While you’ll want to get your finances in order,...

What neuroscience knows about your compelling vision

What neuroscience knows about your compelling vision

If you want to move toward the best future you can imagine for yourself, one of the greatest assets you can have in your toolbox is a compelling vision. In the context of your LAST.BEST.JOB., a “Compelling Vision” is: A clear and powerful image of what you want for...

Discover Your SuperPowers

Discover Your SuperPowers

With great power comes great responsibility. Discover your SuperPowers. Then put them to work for good in the world. Everyone, at least in my definition, has SuperPowers. If you’re over halfway through your career, chances are good you’ll have a strong idea what yours...

Ikigai

Ikigai

Ikigai – Answer these 4 questions to find your true purpose   The answers to these 4 simple questions are at the heart of your true purpose. Ikigai (EE-key-guy) is a traditional Japanese concept that embodies happiness in living. Like many Japanese concepts, it’s...

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