Invest In Mindset: Advance Your Career

The mindset you need to advance your career At the end of July, my niece Ellei arrived here in Baltimore, Maryland to begin her two-week internship (with the director of neurology at Johns Hopkins University). Considering the immensely challenging life experiences she’s been through in her short seventeen years of life, it’s a flat out miracle she- Graduated high school 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 >

1 Reason Why You Probably Don’t Love Your Job Anymore

Ever find yourself overwhelmed, exhausted and frustrated with a job you once loved? Hoping you’ll find your way back to enjoying your work again, you keep your head down and focus on finishing so you can finally take a breather. “As soon as I finish this project,” you tell your family and friends, who have nearly given up on tugging Read More >

How to Make Sure You Keep Advancing—Your Products, Your People, Your Career

Advancing, or getting different results than you’re currently getting, requires doing something different, which isn’t always comfortable. How many people do you know who keep doing the same things and hoping for different results? We’ve all done it. Why? Because it’s easier, and more comfortable, to do what you know. But we learn—and grow more effective—during periods of discomfort, which Read More >

Get Selfish or Risk Getting in the Way

“The clearer you are about the kinds of tasks you most enjoy, the more you’ll see – and seek – them.” — Misti Burmeister Simon Sinek, bestselling author of Start with Why, says, “If you don’t know people, you don’t know business.” I’ll take this idea to another level and say, “If you don’t know yourself, you don’t know people.” Several years ago, while Read More >

The Most Important Interview Question Ever

“Keeping your eyes open for opportunity, even when you’re in a job you love, will put you in a better starting position when it’s truly time to move on.” — Misti Burmeister Most of us spend more time with our co-workers than with our families, yet few ask the most important question before accepting a job, hiring a new employee, Read More >

What To Do About Your “Ugly Babies”

“If you only focus on the dirt, you’ll never find the treasure.” — Misti Burmeister “What if I don’t actually care about this guy?” asked Sarah, a senior executive in the entertainment industry. We’d spent nearly an hour of our coaching session discussing how to get one of her employees to care about his own career. Over the past several Read More >