Office Politics: What’s Really Going On (& What You Can Do)

“I thought this was my dream job,” Mark told me as he debated whether it was time to leave his company. “But right now, I hate the office politics.” Mark’s not alone. Most of us get annoyed with the crazy junior high dance we call “office politics.” But rather than shy away (’cause truthfully, they’re […]Read the full post >>

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

3 scary people at work -Red Cape Revolution

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 >>

What To Do Before Your Annual Review

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 >>

“I’m In a Box at Work: How Do I Get Out?” [VIDEO]

In a box at work-how do I grow Red Cape Revolution

It’s a struggle many of us have as we grow in our careers: once we’ve mastered what we’re great at, we’re ready for the next challenge. Except those who love us doing what we do (like our boss, leaders, and colleagues) aren’t always excited to help us move forward. That’s when we have to take […]Read the full post >>

How to Get Out of A Funk: 3 Actions to Take Now

How to Get Out of a Funk Red Cape Revolution

My grandmother Muz always could tell if I was a little blue, or, as she liked to say, “funky.” Of course, she didn’t mean “funky” like smelly, or that I was movin’ to the groovin’. She saw that I was stuck in a negative place, or, what we call being “in a funk.” I remember […]Read the full post >>

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

how to help a job searching friend

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 >>

How Do I Get 500 Connections on LinkedIn? (5 Steps & Scripts)

Get 500 connections on LinkedIn _ Darcy Eikenberg

“How do I get 500 connections on LinkedIn?,” she sighed. “And does LinkedIn really matter anyway?” Let’s cut to the chase, last question first. Yes, if you’re a professional working today, you’re just being lazy if you’re not on LinkedIn. It matters. Sorry to be so blunt, but dancing around it doesn’t help. And even […]Read the full post >>

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

Fastest way to debrief after a crisis Red Cape Revolution

If you’re a business leader, 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 hand is just a project that’s gone […]Read the full post >>