In the midst of a company reorganization, Joyce was feeling grateful that she was the only one in her five person department who survived. High-paying Sr. Director positions are not a dime a dozen and she knew that jumping ship might not be a viable … Continue readingFeeling Stuck, But Need to Stay? Three Strategies for Moving Forward
Jack was excited about joining a relatively young and growing company after many years with one of the large players in the pharmaceutical industry. He had the required education, expertise, and experience and had interviewed well. Now, he would be leading the function as a … Continue readingHow Important is Company Culture to Your Success?
[box type=”shadow”]Be Accountable[/box] We have all been on teams where someone doesn’t do what they said they would do. When that happens, it creates issues of trust. Trust is the glue that holds teams together. Without it, there is little hope for productivity. Instead, the … Continue readingFive Be’s for a Good Team Member
In a conversation with several colleagues, a debate ensued about whether it was possible to always be authentic at work. One executive stated that he believed in keeping it real; shorthand for telling the truth. Another executive shared his view that authenticity is a recipe … Continue readingCan You Be Authentic at Work?
Shame on you for thinking you were going to find some provocative article on the F word- and we all know which word you had in mind. While that F word can be used in damaging ways, the most damaging F word is FEAR. Why? Because … Continue readingThat Four Letter “F” Word
Nearly two decades ago, I learned a valuable lesson during the funeral for my best friend’s husband, Curtis. The eulogy was delivered by Kirbyjon Caldwell, founder and pastor of Windsor Village United Methodist Church, in Houston Texas . Curtis had become a family therapist after … Continue readingSomeone Make You Angry? Look for the Hook in You.
I recently participated in providing brief coaching sessions to attendees at a national conference in my home town. While I met some truly inspiring young professionals who knew who they were, what they wanted and the personal values that drove their actions, 85% of the … Continue readingHow are You Limiting Yourself?
I snapped this picture in the cave of Hercules in Tangiers Morocco. As I studied the cave opening looking out to the Atlantic Ocean, I saw two images, one of a man sitting and looking out to sea, the other a profile of a man … Continue readingDo You See What I See?
Work/Life Balance is an issue on the mind of many managers, especially women. Juggling all of the demands for our time and attention can be challenging. Often times we look at this issue in a simplistic way- as the strict balance between my work life … Continue readingA New Way to Look at Work/Life Balance?