”To compare is to despair”
These words of wisdom are from my own coaches this year. How often have you found yourself thinking “I can’t do that. Jane/Bob/Joe is already doing it, and doing it so well.”? I think those thoughts all the time.
Have you ever experienced a disappointing conversation with your boss? I recently had a coaching conversation with a manager who had just been through a tough performance review.
A resilient organization is so much more than a group of resilient individuals. Psychological safety at the individual level must exist in order for an organization to be resilient. In other words, they need a culture of trust.
Worked for some interesting characters during your career? Yeah, me too! By now you’ve experienced some really great bosses and some really not-great bosses. Master the art of the update to “manage up” and gain control over your work experience.
Are you ignoring office politics at your peril?
What pops into your mind when you hear the phrase “Office Politics?” People tend to think of office politics as negative, even distasteful. From that perspective, the ideal would be …
Organizations want more “strategic thinkers” Have you ever heard someone described as a strategic thinker, or been advised you need to think more strategically, and wondered what that really means? It’s a challenge to describe strategic thinking to someone...
Aside from the fact that it’s a fun word to say and to think about, I’ve always thought of serendipity as the occasional “happy accident,” and associated most strongly with the “accidental” part. But then I read something that hinted it might actually be a skill.
Master Your Self-Talk to Get Unstuck and Become Unstoppable
What’s the story you’re telling yourself? Do you recognize your inner voice? How often is it negative? If you’re like most of us, the stories you regularly tell yourself…
Brain research tells us that we can’t undo old “wiring.” But your brain is constantly re-wiring itself, so what you CAN do is create new wiring that will supersede the old story. The ability to choose your own story, with intention, is a gift of being human.
Work-life balance. For a long time, I thought I must be doing it wrong. People talk about balance as if it’s a noun. A static thing. A permanent condition. As if, once you attain it, all your problems will shrink into dust motes and float away while you experience a...
How much better would your life be if you could: Make better, faster, more confident decisions? Maintain healthy boundaries and be true to yourself? Feel more empowered and in control? There’s one simple way to do all of that: Know your non-negotiables.
Timeless Career Advice for Turbulent Times
Are you confused about today’s labor market? No wonder!
The economic climate has employers concerned. Some employers are laying off employees. Meanwhile…