In 2020 we were asked to do things that took us far out of our comfort zone. We managed new working arrangements and an environment of unprecedented unpredictability. We talked about difficult subjects. We […]
This month, we thank Karen Brown, Vice President Development & Philanthropic Services at Fairfield County’s Community Foundation for suggesting this month’s topic of how to assess career risks and get […]
Before most of us began to work remotely and depend on Zoom calls and virtual conferences to stay productive, finding the time to network was hard. If you’ve nudged networking aside because you’re “sick […]
Although working from home limits your in-person interactions, it doesn’t mean that your presentation skills should suffer. Looking ahead, once this nightmare ends, the importance of presenting your case, […]
With the notable exception of the Coronavirus outbreak, of stories leading the news I’ve been following the college admission scandal with an equal amount of fascination and disgust. For me it’s been like “rubber-necking”; […]
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 […]
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 […]
It’s the season for parties. While we go to parties to celebrate and have fun, some gatherings, notably with business colleagues, offer unique opportunities to create memorable impressions that can […]
If you’re thinking you’re ready for a promotion, the timing couldn’t be better. Unemployment remains low and companies are looking optimistically toward a new year of increased productivity and earnings.
In fairness, the strategy really comes from John Lassater,
Chief Creative Officer, Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios.
Although it’s fun to visualize Pixar’s storylines being hatched late at night by a bunch of caffeine […]
More than 60 million people spend an average of 52 hours each year volunteering their time with a nonprofit organization. Many organizations agree that volunteers are critical to overall health and play a […]
Storytelling is hot. Companies and nonprofit organizations are digging into their personal interactions with customers and donors to create curiosity about what they do and why it’s important. The goal is […]