You want me to write NETWORKING EMAILS? Why would anyone possibly want to network with ME? My heart ached earlier this week when I heard a smart, talented person use those words. This person is thinking hard about what’s next in her career and life. She’s trying to decide whether she can stay where she […]Read the full post >>
Once again, it’s Independence Day in the United States of America. It’s a good time to remind ourselves of all the ways we can exercise our independence, especially in our career. So, in honor of the thirteen original colonies that bravely started this union, here are thirteen ideas (plus tools) you can use this holiday […]Read the full post >>
For many of us, just saying the words “annual review” accelerates our heart rate a few beats. But the best way to lower the pressure is to focus today on what to do BEFORE your annual review. And while it’s trendy for companies to talk about shifting from annual performance reviews to continuous feedback, most […]Read the full post >>
“This is not a good time to take a career risk.” That’s what I keep hearing, over and over, from smart, successful people who know there’s something they need to do to change their lives at work, but can’t seem to get into action. Instead of acting like the smart, successful people they are, they […]Read the full post >>
Are you harboring this dangerous belief?
“LinkedIn only matters if you’re looking to change your job.”
From conversations with my private clients, students in my online programs, and others in my speaking audiences, I’m hearing this more and more.
Maybe you believe this too.
My client came back to work after a fun, relaxing holiday break. She was revved and ready for action. Until she made her to-do list and saw she had too many priorities–too many items all screaming to be first. “I don’t know where to start,” she told me in our coaching conversation later that day. […]Read the full post >>
Click here to download your free guide, “How to Say No at Work” You’ve heard the success advice before: “Raise your hand for every opportunity.” “Volunteer for more projects.” “Say yes to everything.” And that’s all great, with one exception. It’s stupid. (Okay, “stupid” is a bit harsh, especially for a nice person like me. […]Read the full post >>
No matter what your politics, you can’t argue with the fact that Hillary Clinton is a pretty bright person. Wellesley and Yale educated. Partner in a law firm. A United States Senator. A Secretary of State. And of course, those high profile years as First Lady. You gotta appreciate that someone can learn a lot […]Read the full post >>
I’ve heard it said that all of our negative behaviors can be traced back to one thing: FEAR. I can relate. After my boss announced her retirement, I started stressing out bigtime about my next career move. Her departure forced me to suddenly—and painfully—wake up and admit that the path I was on wasn’t where […]Read the full post >>