Career Success

How to Deliver an Unforgettable “Thank You”

If I were to ask you when you last reached out to someone via text, tweet, email or Facebook, you probably wouldn’t have to think long. We live in an age of instant communication—but while technology rocks, sometimes it just isn’t enough. If you want to send someone the message that you’ve made a sincere […]

Why Personal or Organizational Change Is Often So Hard

It’s interesting to me that both “companies” and individuals talk about wanting things to change in some way, then turn around and resist that change–without even knowing it. For things to change for the better (for a company or for you) there are four keys: We have to take full responsibility for the change we […]

Free Agent!

Are you a temporary or a permanent employee? Most of us, if asked, would proudly say, “My position isn’t a temp job—I am a permanent, full-time employee.” Fair enough–but what if I told you the question I posed is  actually a trick question–but asked with the best of intentions! The truth is, thinking of yourself as […]

Happiness-Why Wait Until Everything is Just Right?

Happiness isn’t about everything being “right” in our lives–it’s about embracing what is while going for what can be. No one that I know of has the perfect life. Some have more of what they want than others when it comes to health, connection with others, work that is fulfilling and financially rewarding and so […]

Imposter Alert! You’re Smart and Successful…So Why Don’t You Feel Like It?

Are you an imposter? Okay, let me clarify—despite being smart, talented and accomplished, do you often feel as though you aren’t? Do you find yourself thinking, “I know I’m all that, but I don’t feel like I’m all that”? If you are nodding your head in agreement, you are not alone. In fact, you are […]

Why You Don’t Deserve A Raise…Yet

Perhaps you’ve bought into the myth that if you work really hard, work well with others, put in a few extra hours, do above average work, or get another degree, you’ll have earned a raise. Don’t be too hard on yourself—millions believe the same story. In order to earn a raise, you might or might not have to do all the above. I say “might not” because plenty of people get raises without working extra hours, getting along well with others, or doing stellar work. Huh? How is that possible, you might ask?

Mindset: Reaching the Destination you Want

As you look back over 2011, what thoughts, images and feelings come up for you? Are you feeling good and congratulating yourself? If not why not? Someone might answer with “Because this year hasn’t gone so well for me. What I hoped for in the beginning hasn’t happened, so I’m kind of bummed about it.” […]

Passion And Teamwork In A Crazy High Stress Work Environment

If you want to know what passion and teamwork in the workplace looks and feels like, read on. And if you’ve always wanted to know what it’s like in a major children’s hospital intensive care unit, you’re going to love this. I have a guest blogger today. The writer is my daughter, but I have […]

How To Influence And Lead At Work: Getting What You Want

Our careers are important for many reasons. We spend a great deal of our life at work and it represents an investment of our talents, passions and desires to make a contribution. If you are like most people, you want to do work that is meaningful and that allows you to make a difference. It’s […]

Career Success: What Women (And Men) Need To Know

Harvard Business Review Research Report recently highlighted what is called “The Sponsor Effect” and it reveals why many women are finding it hard to climb the corporate ladder. For instance, one key finding states women underestimate the need and value of having a “sponsor” at work for obtaining promotions, key assignments and tapping into the […]