When You Don’t Trust Your Gut (3 Questions to Ask)

When you don't trust your gut _ Red Cape Revolution

I’m a big fan of intuition, but here’s one thing I know. You can’t always trust your gut. Sure, that’s a scandalous thing to claim today in an age when leaders are being asked to be more emotionally intelligent, insightful and empathic than ever before. Knowing yourself well–your values, your long-term vision and priorities, your […]Read the full post >>

How to Prevent Career Burnout (Strategies That Work For Real)

How to Prevent Career Burnout _ Red Cape Revolution

If you search “how to prevent career burnout,” you’ll discover tacit advice like this:  “Get some exercise,” or “Learn to manage your stress,” or “Manage your time better.” Which sounds lovely. But that kind of “wisdom” gives me indigestion. Because if you’re searching “how to prevent career burnout,” here’s one thing I know: You’re already […]Read the full post >>

The Uncomfortable Truths About Trust (& What You Need to Do About it Now)

The uncomfortable truths about TRUST(& what to do about it now)

Imagine it’s the day of your annual performance review. You’re sitting down with your leader to talk about what’s happened, and what’s next. Your technical skills are awesome. Of course they are—you focus on excellence every single day. But your communication skills—the long-mislabeled “soft skills?” Well, you’re told they could use some work. Honestly, you knew […]Read the full post >>

Managing The Messy Middle In Your Projects (& Your Career)

Managing the Messy Middle In Your Projects (& Your Career) _ Red Cape Revolution

If you’re engaged in any work that’s worthwhile, I can promise you this: It’s going to have a messy middle. That big project you’re leading at work? I don’t care how many times you’ve run the same plan before, it’ll all fall apart somewhere before everything falls into place. Your carefully navigated career? The days […]Read the full post >>

The Relentless Art of Pruning: How to Grow More Time, Money & Friends

prune to grow time, money and friends

It sounds counterproductive, right? But the truth is that often the best way to gain more of something important–like time, money, or friends–you have to cut something out. Feels harsh, but it works, every time. And it’s proven every day in the garden. A gardener knows that the best way to make something grow is […]Read the full post >>