A Simple Strategy To Strengthen Your Confidence

In an effort to avoid looking self-centered, unfocused or unproductive, it’s easy to fall into the trap of exhausting yourself by doing what you think you should do. Said simply, —Sharing time with people you love, —Learning, —Taking a vacation, —Spending time in nature, —Getting the rest your body needs, —Exercising, —Snuggling your babies (including furry ones), —Budgeting and saving Read More >

The Truth About Freedom

How free are you to appreciate life, even as you wrestle with some of life’s great challenges, climb in your career, contribute to your potential and enjoy the people and experiences that present themselves every day? Throughout the month of July, gratitude ripples through my mind as I think about the many people who fought for America’s independence back in Read More >

Feeling Productive Comes From Getting Your Priorities Straight

Getting Productive! Your top 3 priorities need to come from you. But what does it mean to get your priorities straight? Have you ever found yourself continually frustrated at the end of every day, feeling a significant lack of progress? “If I can just get a few more items checked off my list, then I’ll feel I accomplished something,” you Read More >

Why Is Leadership Presence Important?

You walk into a room and people gravitate toward you, look to you for clarity and direction, as you swing, with ease, from one promotion to the next. Considering the level of dedication you inspire, progress mounts and so does your reputation. What company doesn’t want that type of leader? Who doesn’t want that type of reputation? Most rising leaders Read More >

The Best Way To Get The Job You Want

With nearly seven million articles addressing the topic of advancing your career, it’s no surprise the topic is confusing. While there is no magic bullet, simple strategies can be taken to land the opportunities you want. As I enjoyed a delicious breakfast with Stacey, a talented leader in the tech industry, I marveled at a story she shared about a Read More >

Here’s How You Sway Others To Take Action

Ever find yourself frustrated with the push back you get from someone you care about and would like to see succeed? Perhaps you’ve encouraged them to get more training, go to a conference, build new relationships, or finish their degree. Despite your many attempts to encourage them, they do nothing. Should you just give up and move on? Yes and Read More >

A Pitfall Of Drumming Up Opportunity

Clarifying your target market (or desired opportunity) can be immensely helpful in growing your business. The process can aid greatly in focusing your time and energy on building mutually beneficial relationships with the right people. The problem comes in when the main focus is your benefit, not theirs. In this way, targeting specific people in hopes of landing opportunity is Read More >

You Want Employees Who Act Like Owners

Ever hear negative comments about your business, team, product or service and think, “They (your employees or colleagues) know better than that. We have a protocol for a reason. If it were their business—their reputation on the line, they’d put forth more effort and make better decisions.” How do you find employees who act like owners? On a twenty-minute boat Read More >

Why People Lose Their Spark At Work

Look around you. How many enthusiastic, dedicated, passionate, grounded people (please count) surround you every day at work? Not many? You’re not alone. According to Gallup, just thirty percent of the global workforce is actively seeking ways to contribute, collaborate and grow. Why is that? Why don’t more people show up with energy and enthusiasm for their work? While there Read More >

Doing Work That Matters To You

“I want a job that feels like I’m doing work that matters!” Doing work that matters to you seems like it should come naturally.  But it can take some work to find the right work for you. While you may not need to look for a new career to find meaning or purpose, finding a job that will make you Read More >