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Thinking About a 2020 Career Change?

My article in this month's Costco Connection Magazine will help you get organized and jumpstart your career transition. Everyone deserves to love their work. Please share widely. If someone has passed this along and you'd like to receive my monthly blog, sign up here!

By |2020-06-15T13:47:28+00:00January 2nd, 2020|Career, Recent Posts|Comments Off on Thinking About a 2020 Career Change?

Promotable Presence

(2-minute read, plus questions) Manager: “I know you’re hoping for a promotion, but it’s not going to happen this year.” Employee: “I’m disappointed, especially since I’m delivering on my projects. Going forward, it would help me to understand your thinking.” Manager: “Well, it’s nothing specific, but the feeling we have is that ‘you’re just not ready'."   Have [...]

By |2020-06-15T13:47:40+00:00December 5th, 2019|Career, Recent Posts|Comments Off on Promotable Presence

Mastering the Art Of Negotiating With Yourself

(3-minute read) With the end of the year approaching, it’s natural to look back and consider how you did against the goals you set for yourself back in January. At the same time, your organization or company is in the process of setting budgets for the coming year. So while you’re looking back, your organization [...]

By |2020-06-15T13:54:05+00:00November 5th, 2019|Decision Making, Recent Posts|Comments Off on Mastering the Art Of Negotiating With Yourself

You’ve Been Laid Off, What’s Next?

(3-minute read) Unless you work for yourself, the odds are good that, at some point, you’ll be laid off. It may happen during your first job or years into a career. Over the past few weeks I’ve spoken with three people-with little in common. One is in their first post-college job. A second is a [...]

By |2020-06-15T13:47:55+00:00October 1st, 2019|Career, Recent Posts|Comments Off on You’ve Been Laid Off, What’s Next?

Answer Questions

(3-minute read) Kudos to Ken Blanchard, author of the One-Minute Manager for his now- famous line, “None of us is as smart as all of us.” In today’s ‘open conversation’ culture, most of us avoid pointing out what we don’t know. All too often, when we hear something we don’t understand, or someone uses an [...]

By |2020-06-15T13:59:47+00:00September 3rd, 2019|Interpersonal Communication, Recent Posts|Comments Off on Answer Questions

Your Fall Networking Guide

(3-minute read) Networking events are like blind dates. You don’t know what to expect. That’s why most people don’t like to network. But to move ahead in your career, build new relationships and expand your professional circle, networking is a must. These dog days of summer are the perfect time to plan your fall networking strategy. [...]

By |2020-06-15T13:48:11+00:00August 7th, 2019|Career, Recent Posts|Comments Off on Your Fall Networking Guide

Reader Suggestion: A Description of Adaptive Leadership

(6-minute read) We all have rules. One of mine is to limit consultant-speak. Stuff like “let’s unpack that!” gives me a headache. On the surface, the term “Adaptive Leadership” sounds like headache-inducing consultant speak. Yet, in this case, it refers to a subject that’s important and timely. Ron Heifetz and Marty Linsky, two very smart [...]

By |2020-06-15T14:04:42+00:00July 2nd, 2019|Leadership, Recent Posts|Comments Off on Reader Suggestion: A Description of Adaptive Leadership

Criticism – Getting It, Giving It, Using It

5-minute read It’s coming. At some point in your career you’ll be receiving and delivering a less than good professional assessment. It’s an important moment for all involved. Delivered thoughtfully, with good intentions, criticism can help you or a colleague improve and grow. Delivered badly, it can leave anyone angry, demoralized or confused. Offering and [...]

By |2020-06-15T14:04:53+00:00June 5th, 2019|Leadership, Recent Posts|Comments Off on Criticism – Getting It, Giving It, Using It

What Guides Us

2-minute read and an activity This is not a topic I planned to write about, but things changed as I followed the disturbing reports of parents buying their kids into top colleges. I wondered if at birth, the parents’ said, “Don’t worry little one, mommy and daddy will buy you an Ivy League.” I doubt [...]

By |2020-06-15T13:54:28+00:00April 16th, 2019|Decision Making, Guiding Principles, Recent Posts|Comments Off on What Guides Us
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