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 Stay Work Friends When You Disagree Politically

(2-minute read) It’s Election Day, so let’s talk about politics. More specifically, let’s talk about remaining work friends when you disagree with your colleagues’ political beliefs. In our personal lives, we naturally surround ourselves with like-minded people. But at work, our roles require that we collaborate with lots of different people. We don’t have the [...]

By |2020-11-03T18:06:24+00:00November 3rd, 2020|Interpersonal Communication, Recent Posts|Comments Off on How To Stay Work Friends When You Disagree Politically

Upping the Energy Level in Virtual Meetings

(3-minute read) Why is it that when one person yawns, everyone yawns? The power of suggestion is strong in person and even more pronounced on video calls. Like most of us, I spend more time than I’d like on Zoom. Many calls that I organize and run involve executive or staff trainings. Yet, it’s the [...]

By |2020-10-06T20:02:04+00:00October 6th, 2020|Interpersonal Communication, Leadership, Recent Posts|Comments Off on Upping the Energy Level in Virtual Meetings

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

If I Only Had The Time….

(2-minutes to read, lots you can do) 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, explaining complex concepts, listening, and persuading others will be more critical than ever when it comes to career advancement. [...]

By |2020-06-15T14:10:40+00:00April 7th, 2020|Presentation Skills-Public Speaking, Recent Posts|Comments Off on If I Only Had The Time….
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