I was at a bonfire last Friday night where I met some new people. As we were standing around stoking the fire and keeping our hands warm, the conversation turned to job search and networking. Everyone had a story about what worked, or didn’t, for them at some time in their careers. By the time… Continue reading Can I buy you a Pumpkin Spice Latte?
When’s the last time you took a good look at yourself? I mean, when’s the last time you took stock of your professional strengths and weaknesses? I think it’s important to do this at least every five years or when we are making a transition such as a significant job change. Ultimately, I believe our true nature… Continue reading Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
In a word – VISION. New year’s resolutions are hard enough to keep, and even more so without a compelling vision to propel you forward. If your holiday break did not include some time for visioning, here’s an opportunity to do it now. I’m not suggesting a long, navel-gazing exercise where you create a framed masterpiece… Continue reading The Key to Keeping New Year’s Resolutions
This car and driver represents how we are the drivers of our own careers. The driver in the “little red corvette” pays homage to Prince (I live in Minnesota and used this image in a program last week so his untimely death was on my mind). In my coaching I often hear employees searching for… Continue reading Leadership Roadmap – You’re in the Driver’s Seat
Change can be exciting AND exhausting. Neuroscience research is giving us compelling evidence that taking care of ourselves is imperative to coping with rapid change. Our work lives often make it hard for our brains to learn and adapt. We sometimes think people have a hard time with change, but, in reality, it’s our brains that… Continue reading Your Brain on Change
In the spring, when we see a new bud, we think it just appeared one day. In reality, it’s been forming for a long time. That’s the thing about new growth, it takes awhile to appear. Just like this blog, it’s been waiting to appear, and now it’s ready to sprout. This is my first… Continue reading New Growth