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 >>

How to Build Your Support Team (& Stay in Your Superpower Space)

How to build your support team _ Strategies from RedCapeRevolution.com

When I led a regional division of a large HR consulting firm, Bridget was my boss Suzanne’s executive assistant. Even though we worked 500 miles apart, it was easy to see how she kept Suzanne moving quickly and efficiently through the quagmire of work, deadlines, and details a senior corporate leader has to face. And […]Read the full post >>

Want to Communicate Better at the Office? Stop Clicking & Start Connecting

Want to communicate better at the office_ Strategies from RedCapeRevolution.com

A new client of mine—a high performing, up-and-coming leader—recently got feedback that he needed to communicate better at the office. So we sat down together to get clear on the current situation and to start planning new actions. As  we talked in his office, I snooped over his shoulder at his desktop. What I saw […]Read the full post >>

Should I Take the Job Offer–Or Stay? The Guide to Decide

Should I take the job offer or stay_ The guide to decide _ Red Cape Revolution(1)

“Should I take the job offer, or stay where I am?” Some variation of this question comes across my desk a lot these days. Yes, if you’re an experienced professional in many countries around the world, you’re in the hottest job market we’ve seen in a while. Opportunities are everywhere. That’s great. And crazy stressful. […]Read the full post >>

Celebrating Success at Work: What’s Your One Shining Moment?

Celebrating success at work _ Red Cape Revolution

If you’re a US college basketball fan, you’ve no doubt heard the song One Shining Moment. It’s traditionally played at the end of the NCAA tournaments, accompanied by action-packed and emotion-filled clips of the competition’s players, coaches, and fans. “That one shining moment, you reached for the sky– One shining moment, you knew– One shining […]Read the full post >>