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

A Guide For Resetting Goals and Priorities

(2-minute read, and a lot to consider) My thanks to Susan Fulwiler, a friend and colleague, for suggesting 'resetting' as a topic for this month's blog. It's a well-timed request as August is a month when many people pause to recharge. When applied in both personal and business areas, I hope that what follows is [...]

By |2020-08-05T14:24:23+00:00August 4th, 2020|Career, Leadership, Recent Posts|Comments Off on A Guide For Resetting Goals and Priorities

Recommit to Networking

(3-minute read) 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 of looking at your computer screen” you may want to reconsider the role networking may play in your current [...]

By |2020-07-07T15:36:37+00:00July 7th, 2020|Career, Interpersonal Communication, Recent Posts|Comments Off on Recommit to Networking

Leverage What You Know

(2-minute read) These are the first days of our new reality. Over the last 12 weeks, many organizations have had to re-envision how they operate. Vodka companies’ retooled factories and are making hand sanitizer. Clothing companies are keeping staff employed and staying afloat by reimagining leftover fabric into masks for healthcare workers and consumers. Virtual [...]

By |2020-06-15T13:46:33+00:00June 3rd, 2020|Career, Recent Posts|Comments Off on Leverage What You Know

Reinvent Your Career While WFH

(4-minutes to read, lots you can do) To discuss the future of your career, I want to tell you a bit about mine. During my working life, I've reinvented myself three times. Now I help others redefine their careers. What I've learned over two decades is that successful reinvention follows a process. This blog is [...]

By |2020-06-15T13:46:59+00:00May 5th, 2020|Career, Recent Posts|Comments Off on Reinvent Your Career While WFH

Happier Connections at Work

(3-minute read) A lot of what I do involves helping people find new work. For my clients, it’s a highly defined process of discovery, learning, and quite simply, hard work. It’s a managed pause for people to identify what they want, what they need and then, strategically working toward obtaining it. But what if you’re [...]

By |2020-06-15T13:47:15+00:00January 7th, 2020|Career, Recent Posts|Comments Off on Happier Connections at Work

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
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