Picky is Actually Strategic when it comes to social media

How many of us find ourselves being picky about who we date or spend a weekend with? I bet most of us. So why is it we aren’t picky about who we connect with via email and social media – especially when it comes to business? I recently posted a tweet about Twitter...

Why you should be afraid of the noise

I remember taking a big sigh and letting out a lot of unwanted air when I stopped working for a large organization. Slipping into my home office every morning with my hot latte felt like heaven – no chitter chatter, no one else’s lunch bag ruffling and best of all,...

Wait! Before You Jump Jobs

Have you ever found yourself desperate to find and move to a new position or career? Or you’ve been let go (outplaced) and need to find your next corporate home? The pressure is on. You start applying for everything under the sun. You’re sure the “right fit” is just...

Your Silver Rule – Responsibility

We all know the golden rule, right? But do you know the Silver Rule? I’ve written about responsibility before. How critical it is for each of us to take responsibility for our own career. Makes sense, right? But what about responsibility for your self? I’m not talking...

What Do these 2 Phrases have in Common?

Bedazzled by Shiny Baubles? Disheartened by Not Getting the Real Work Done? Before I give you the answer, I want to tell you about my penchant for all things new. I worked for a large organization and was lucky enough to lead some pretty innovative files. That should...

How to Get Rid of (Change?) That Nasty Thing

So you have a big thing going on right now. It’s not the best thing to have but it’s there. In fact it isn’t even close to being a good thing. You keep swatting it away but somehow it just keeps coming back like craft paper to glue. Just the other day it really got in...

Why Re-ignite is better than Resolution

Ah, the pressure of creating a New Year’s resolution. If I hear one more person ask me “What’s your resolution for next year?” I’ll scream. And I bet you would too. That’s because a resolution actually means a firm decision to do or not do something or, the act of...

Transformational Leadership and Lumina

How often in your career have you been part of a team that isn’t clear on its vision? How often have you been part of a team that embodied all the strengths needed to be high performing? In his seminal book, Leadership, published back in 1978, James MacGregor Burns...

My best kept secret!

How many of us are committed to regular reflection and seeking feedback on how we show up in our professional lives? My guess is not many. Asking others to provide comments – albeit constructive – can be scary. As for self-reflection, for some of us this is just plain...

Can questions build trust?

In a recent article by Maynard Webb #ProductivityHacks, Chairman of Yahoo, he talks about how he builds trust with his team to leverage more time to spend on things he cares about. One of the actions he suggests builds trust stood out for me: ask questions. In...

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