Navigating Office Politics in a Hybrid World

(4-minute read) Every office has a political landscape. Some office politics are positive and contribute to productivity, like pre-syndicating ideas and forming alliances to accomplish tasks. Yet, negative politics that undermine relationships and stagnate productivity are what many of us associate with the term. Understanding and managing the political landscape of your workplace is an [...]

By |2021-08-03T14:39:08+00:00August 3rd, 2021|Career, Interpersonal Communication, Recent Posts|Comments Off on Navigating Office Politics in a Hybrid World

The Great Resignation

Advice for Workers Who are Quitting, Companies that are Losing Talent and Organizations that are Hiring (6-minute read) On the verge of going back into the office, 4 million U.S. workers quit their jobs in April 2021. 4,000,000! So, I wasn't too surprised when, a few weeks back, the editors of LinkedIn reached out to me, [...]

By |2021-07-06T14:54:42+00:00July 6th, 2021|Career, Decision Making, Recent Posts|Comments Off on The Great Resignation

Trading slippers for shoes: Ideas for a smooth return to the office

(3-minute read) After 15 months at home, the return to the office has begun. We’re adjusting, once again, to new routines and becoming reacquainted with the joy of commuting. Many will encounter new office spaces and modified schedules. Those hired during the pandemic will, for the first time, be meeting colleagues face-to-face. Not surprisingly, the [...]

By |2021-06-01T15:47:26+00:00June 1st, 2021|Career, Recent Posts|Comments Off on Trading slippers for shoes: Ideas for a smooth return to the office

If You Want a Direct Answer, Ask an Indirect Question

(2-minute read) Businesses are emerging from the pandemic with a heightened focus on digitization adoption and AI. Because of this focus, organizations are also reimagining human roles. If you’re starting a job search, the position you’re interviewing for may look dramatically different next year. You can’t ask outright if the job your pitching will exist [...]

By |2021-05-04T15:28:46+00:00May 4th, 2021|Career, Recent Posts|Comments Off on If You Want a Direct Answer, Ask an Indirect Question

How To Fall Back In Love With Your Work

(2-minute read, plus playtime) Welcome to Spring. Optimism in the air. Businesses across the country are reopening and travel restrictions are beginning to ease. Employment rose by over 900,000 jobs in March. This is, of course, good news for job seekers. It is equally good news for the many more of us who remain in [...]

By |2021-04-07T14:30:56+00:00April 6th, 2021|Career, Recent Posts|Comments Off on How To Fall Back In Love With Your Work

How To Spot And Deal With A Burned-Out Boss

(4-minute read) It's been a tough year for everyone, but especially tough if you're a boss. As we enter year two of the pandemic, this seems like the right time to talk about boss burnout. Just about everyone reading this blog manages someone, and without a doubt, everyone reading this has a boss. Adjusting to [...]

By |2021-03-02T16:18:09+00:00March 2nd, 2021|Career, Recent Posts|Comments Off on How To Spot And Deal With A Burned-Out Boss

Resilience, Agility and Leveraging Your Career Blisters

(2-minute, 30-second read) This year’s Top Priorities for HR Leaders report from Gartner offered some eye-opening statistics and observations. Two items, in particular, caught my attention- The total number of skills needed for a job is increasing 10% year over year 1/3 of the skills detailed on a “typical” 2017 job description won’t be relevant [...]

By |2021-02-02T15:10:49+00:00February 2nd, 2021|Career, Recent Posts|Comments Off on Resilience, Agility and Leveraging Your Career Blisters

How You Fit in the New Future of Work

(2-minute read) 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 pushed into new areas and learned a lot about our capacity, our capabilities and ourselves. Business, too, has adapted [...]

By |2021-01-05T15:21:08+00:00January 5th, 2021|Career, Recent Posts|Comments Off on How You Fit in the New Future of Work

Turning 2020 Lemons Into 2021 Lemonade

(2-minute read) My dear friend Sarah sent me this Meyer lemon tree. Lemon trees aren't meant to flourish in Northern New England, but Meyer is doing quite well, thank you. Meyer started me thinking about adapting and thriving under less-than-ideal circumstances and making lemons into lemonade. This year, we've learned a lot about ourselves and [...]

By |2020-12-01T16:07:47+00:00December 1st, 2020|Career, Leadership, Recent Posts|Comments Off on Turning 2020 Lemons Into 2021 Lemonade

How To Get To What Is Next

(3-minute read) 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 to what is next. Over the past six months, we've lived and worked under extraordinary circumstances. While working from home, we've figured out [...]

By |2020-09-01T20:37:45+00:00September 1st, 2020|Career, Decision Making, Recent Posts|Comments Off on How To Get To What Is Next
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