How to Avoid Career Burnout (A Guide to What’s Working Now)

How to Avoid Career Burnout_ Red Cape Revolution

If you search “how to avoid career burnout,” you’ll discover tacit advice like: “Get some exercise,” or “Meditate to control your stress,” or “Manage your time better.” Which sounds lovely. But that kind of “wisdom” gives me indigestion. Truth is, the old school ways to avoid career burnout don’t work anymore. That makes sense, right? […]Read the full post >>

Leading Through Change? The Counterintuitive Power Move to Make Now

Leading through change_ Red Cape Revolution

If you’re leading through change, you’re probably getting more advice than you can absorb. “Embrace ambiguity.” “Onward & upward!” “Whatever you do, just keep moving.” ACK. I recently did a review of the top articles that appear when you google “leading through change,” and not only was much of the advice outdated, it was in […]Read the full post >>

Managing Upward: Common Mistakes & 5 Steps to Avoid Them (+ Scripts)

Managing Upward _ Red Cape Revolution

Managing upward can seem like managing through a minefield. One misstep, and . . . BOOM! But let’s face it. If you’re a smart professional who wants to do good things for your company and your career, you’ve got to master the skill of managing upward–effectively communicating with and influencing your boss and other leaders […]Read the full post >>

What to Give People at Work: Unexpected Holiday Ideas for Professionals

What to Give People at Work _ Red Cape Revolution

The clock’s ticking down to figure out what to give everyone this holiday season–and my stress level’s going up. If you’re in the same tinseled boat, here are a few ideas that may kick up your gift-Q without deflating your money-Q. They’re all appropriate for the gift-worthy people at work, too. (Note: Any Amazon links […]Read the full post >>