Is it Time to Have a Tough Conversation at Work? Here’s the Script (& How to Get Started)

is it time to have a tough conversation at work Red Cape Revolution

Here’s the fact: we avoid honest, tough conversations at work because we fear the consequences. We don’t want anyone to be hurt. Insulted. Angry. And that’s okay. Because that’s just human. (Which is good, by the way, since we need a little more humanity at work.) But what’s also human is to discover you’re at […]Read the full post >>

When Someone You Love Hates Their Job: A Reader Question Answered

When Someone You Love Hates Their Job | Red Cape Revolution

When someone you love hates their job, what can you do? Sure, you want to help, but how? Here’s the question my reader asked: My husband hates his job. He’s in charge of a large company and is constantly miserable and grumpy. He says he can’t quit because he needs money for our kids in […]Read the full post >>

Are You a Follow Up Failure? How to Stand Out By Checking In

Are you a follow up failure Red Cape Revolution-2

Here’s a true story of follow up failure . . . Once upon a time, in a land of accelerated unemployment, a well-connected and experienced coach volunteered to share advice at a national online career fair. During the event, she talked to 15 different job seekers from all walks of life. At the end of […]Read the full post >>

How to Make a Difference at Work: Find the Pain

How to make a difference at work Red Cape Revolution

No matter where you are in your career, I bet you want to make a difference at work. If you are, I’m grateful.  We need YOU in our world of work, now more than ever. The desire to make a difference—however that looks to you—matters. But the path to get there isn’t obvious. Contrary to […]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 >>

Creating Introvert-Friendly Workplaces with Jennifer Kahnweiler [VIDEO INTERVIEW]

Introvert-Friendly Workplaces with Coach Darcy and Jennifer Kahnweiler | Red Cape Revolution

Is your workplace introvert-friendly? Whether you work remotely or go to a physical office each day, our work environment makes a difference to not only our productivity, but our emotional and physical health, too. If you’re an introvert, you’ll appreciate the strategies we discuss here that support you. Or, if you’re an extrovert, our conversation […]Read the full post >>

5 Career Mistakes You’re Making (But Breathe. All Can Be Fixed)

You’d think that with all the info available at our fingertips that we could forever cease making career mistakes. And you’d be wrong. Career mistakes are not only common, but they’re happening more often than ever as we get caught up listening to old, outdated advice–advice that no longer works for our real lives at […]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 >>

9 Questions to Ask Yourself When Your Buttons Get Pushed

Questions to Ask Yourself When Your Buttons Get Pushed _

How often do your buttons get pushed at work? (Oh, you know the buttons I mean–the ones where a comment, action, or even an email can fire you up so H-O-T that we could roast weenies on your brain.) Here’s a secret you need to know about today’s world of work. It’s highly likely you’re […]Read the full post >>

Why You Need Emotion at Work

Why You Need Emotion at Work _Red Cape Revolution

Most of us have been taught that there’s no room for emotion at work. We were told “it’s not personal, it’s just business.” Well, we’ve been taught wrong. Work is always personal. And as long as human beings are doing the work, it will always stay personal. Want proof? Even when we humans are programming our droids, […]Read the full post >>