6 Things to Be Thankful For at Work (And 3 May Surprise You, Even in 2020)

In a year as tough as this one, you might be hunting for things to be thankful for at work. We’re thankful of course for our jobs**, and for others doing the tough jobs that keep us all moving forward: healthcare and hospital workers, delivery people, staff in essential companies such as grocery stores, and […]Read the full post >>

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

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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 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 >>

How to Have Family Meetings About Finances (Video Interview)

How to have family meetings about finances

Here at Red Cape Revolution, we usually focus on our lives at work. But why do we work anyway? One of our main reasons (although not always the only one) is to have money to take care of our families, now and in the future after we’re gone. But talking about money with your family […]Read the full post >>

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

How to build your support team _ Red Cape Revolution

I didn’t always know how to build a support team at work. I had to be taught. And each day since, I’ve been grateful for the lesson. Here’s my story. 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 […]Read the full post >>

When Back-to-School Means Back to Business: 3 Actions to Take Now

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For kids, back-to-school means buses and backpacks. But for grown-ups like you and me, the turn of the season seems to jump start our drive to get back to business. We’re suddenly motivated to look at the list of goals and projects we conjured up on January 1 and—after our “oh crap” moment of realizing […]Read the full post >>

How to Make Work Easier: 7 Experiments to Save Time, Money & Stress

How to Make Work Easier_ 7 Experiments_ Red Cape Revolution

Ever wonder how to make work easier? Nope, the ole’ button from our friends at Staples won’t do it. . . But trying new things will. I’m a huge fan of the workplace experiment. Yes, even in your set-in-our-ways workplace, there’s room for a few tests. Experiments, pilots, test runs: they’re low risk/high reward strategies […]Read the full post >>

How to Be Human at Work (& Why It Matters So Much Right Now)

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Sometimes, it’s hard to remember how to be human at work. We’re programmed to avoid showing confusion, sadness, or frustration. We’re trained to ignore when we’re tired, hungry or scared. We’ve become robotic. And now we’re now worried real robots will take our jobs. HA! Joke’s on us, eh? I don’t know about  you, but […]Read the full post >>