Help Your People Want to Stay: How to Show More Appreciation at Work

How to Show More Appreciation at Work Red Cape Revolution

Here’s a real-life story about how showing appreciation at work matters. In the veggie aisle of the supermarket, I ran into a top manager who works for one of my leadership coaching clients (let’s call him B.) While the coaching conversations are confidential, the leader I coach had told this manager and his other direct […]Read the full post >>

12 Simple Success Secrets from My Dad

Secrets of Success from my Dad

How did you learn the success secrets you use every single day? More importantly, how did you learn what success should look like for YOU? We’re surrounded by everyone else’s good ideas about what makes a successful life at work: more money, bigger teams, a higher profile, a larger budget. These might equal success for […]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 one thing: 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 […]Read the full post >>

Accepting a Promotion? What to Say & Do Now

Accepting a Promotion Red Cape Revolution

Congrats! You’re accepting a promotion inside your company, and I’m so excited for you. You’ve earned it, and it couldn’t have happened to a better person. Now, as you dive in, a word of warning. Don’t make the same mistakes others have made. The path from here to your promoted happiness isn’t always clear, simple, […]Read the full post >>

Change Your Company’s Culture: How to Avoid Giving In (Or Giving Up)

Change your company's culture_ Red Cape Revolution(1)

Maybe you’ve TRIED to change your company’s culture. You’ve read books. Shared articles. Talked to your friends, and maybe even to HR. After all, you think, there are great people here, doing great work. They deserve better. Um, except for a few of them. Oh yes, them. The bad apples that spoil the whole bunch, […]Read the full post >>

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 >>

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 >>

Darcy’s Book Club: Recommended Reads for Professional Growth

Darcys Book Club- Red Cape Revolution

Like many of you, I read A LOT. But I don’t have time for traditional book clubs. So I’m always on the lookout for business or personal development books that are: Fun to read (smart but not a slog); With a fresh point of view (whether or not I agree); and Written by authors I […]Read the full post >>