6 Things to Be Thankful For at Work (And 3 May Surprise You)

In a year as tough as this one, you might be hunting for things to be thankful for at work. We’re thankful of course for the tough jobs others do that keep us all moving forward: healthcare and hospital workers, police and firefighters, delivery drivers, staff in companies such as grocery stores, senior living centers, […]Read the full post >>

How to Help a Job Searching Friend: Dos & Don’ts for the Modern Age

It’s hard to know how to help a job searching friend, right? You mean well, of course. But truth is, unless you’ve recently been through a job search of your own, you might become more of a pain than a partner. The rules have changed. And the advice? Endless. You want to help, but you […]Read the full post >>

Leading Inclusion: My Interview with Gena Cox (VIDEO)

Many of us are talking about diversity, equity and inclusion in our workplaces, but how do we make it happen? The problems and conflicts in our world seem insurmountable, and yet, as leaders, we can’t give up on creating change that matters. That’s why it’s the perfect time to talk to my friend Gena Cox, […]Read the full post >>

3 Scary People at Work (& What to Do If One Is You)

No matter whether you’re working remotely or marching mask-first into a traditional office, my bet is that you’ve got a few scary people at work with you. I don’t mean the Slack stalker or the security guard who gives you the stink eye. Those people aren’t truly scary, and you’ve probably figured out how to […]Read the full post >>

The Fastest Way to Debrief After a Crisis: A Leader’s Guide

If you lead a team, business, professional organization or even a family, at some point you’ll go through a crisis. Maybe it’ll be huge, like a storm that impacts your entire community . . . or a virus that attacks the entire world. Or, in simpler times, it might be is that the crisis at […]Read the full post >>

How to Be More Valuable at Work (In Any Economy)

Are you feeling the pressure to be more valuable at work? Maybe you just want to keep your job safe when others are getting cut or temporarily furloughed. Or more likely, you know that your company, client or customer really needs the superpowers you bring right now. But it’s easy to forget about the value […]Read the full post >>

Should You Quit Your Job? Four Signs to Watch

You’re folding yourself out of  bed on on a rainy Monday morning. You’re brushing your teeth, combing your hair, and looking for the jacket that doesn’t have the coffee spot on it. You’ve already snuck a peek—or three—at your mobile device, and your brain is starting to inbox what’s waiting for you at the office. […]Read the full post >>

4 Career Questions to Ask On Your Birthday

For the most part, I love birthdays. What I don’t love about birthdays is they can sometimes make us think too much about our lives and our careers. I’m all for deep thoughts. But too often the birthday-triggered thoughts sound something like this: What am I doing with my life? Does my work really matter? […]Read the full post >>

How to Tell Your Story at Work [VIDEO & ACTION SHEET]

Do you struggle with how to tell your story at work? When you try, does it seem like either folks don’t get it—or don’t see why it’s important? You’re not alone. Learning how to tell your story at work is a skill most of us were never taught. But in a competitive job market, it’s […]Read the full post >>

When Back-to-School Means Back to Your Goals: 3 Actions to Take Now

For kids, back-to-school means buses and backpacks. But for grown-ups like you, the turn of the season might jump-start your desire to get back to your goals—the ones you have for your career and life. We’re suddenly motivated to look at the list of goals and projects we conjured up on January 1 and—after our […]Read the full post >>