How to Drop Some Balls at Work (& Know All Will Be Fine) [VIDEO INTERVIEW]

How to Drop Some Balls Coach Darcy Eikenberg(1)

If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed and worried that you have too much to do at work, it’s time to drop some balls. Wait—what? Surprise! There’s a success strategy in doing less, without missing out on opportunities, being thought of as lazy, or feeling guilty for not acting like a “team player.” Hard for you to […]Read the full post >>

4 Career Questions to Ask Yourself On Your Birthday

Career Questions to Ask Yourself on Your Birthday_ Red Cape Revolution

For the most part, I love birthdays. What I don’t love about birthdays is they can sometimes make us think too much and ask ourselves all kinds of career questions: 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 […]Read the full post >>

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

When Back to School Means Back to Your Goals Red Cape Revolution

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 >>

What To Do Before Your Annual Review (Even If It Seems Far, Far Away)

What to Do Before Your Annual Review _ Red Cape Revolution

For many of us, just saying the words “annual review” sends our nervous system into overdrive. But the best way to lower the pressure is to focus NOW on what to do BEFORE your annual review. Plus, while it’s trendy for companies to talk about shifting from annual performance reviews to continuous feedback, most companies […]Read the full post >>

Does Your Spirit Need a Workout, Too? Meet Kate Eckman [VIDEO]

Kate Eckman and Coach Darcy Red Cape Revolution(1)

The world tells us to work out our bodies. Goodness knows we seem to work out our brains, maybe too much. But work out our spirit, that inner part of us that keeps us moving forward? How exactly do we go about doing that? Meet my friend Kate Eckman, whose new book gives us the […]Read the full post >>

How Do I Say No at Work? Scripts & Strategies You Need Now

How Do I Say No at Work Red Cape Revolution

You’ve heard the success advice before: “Raise your hand for every opportunity.” “Volunteer for more projects.” “Say yes to everything.” And that’s all great, with one exception. When you’re overloaded and stressed, saying yes to too much is just stupid. (Okay, “stupid” is a bit harsh, especially for a nice person like me. Let me […]Read the full post >>

Help Your People Want to Stay: How to Show More Appreciation at Work

How to Show More Appreciation at Work Red Cape Revolution

Here’s a real-life story about how showing appreciation at work matters. In the veggie aisle of the supermarket, I ran into a top manager who works for one of my leadership coaching clients (let’s call him B.) While the coaching conversations are confidential, the leader I coach had told this manager and his other direct […]Read the full post >>