Being a Beginner: 5 (Often Forgotten) Benefits

Running (Into) A Beginner’s Mindset A year ago, a friend asked me to fill in last minute.  She had put together a relay team for the Baltimore marathon. One of her teammates had another obligation, and my friend wasn’t about to run two legs of the marathon herself.  (That would have meant she would have run a half marathon). “Six Read More >

Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone: 10 Ideas (Through the Lens of An Enema)

Way Outside of My Comfort Zone  “You want me to give myself an enema?” I asked my friend, Kristin, who had successfully dealt with the same discomfort I was experiencing. “Yes, it will help relieve the pain and discomfort you’re feeling. It’s also really good for your colon,” she said. She wasn’t talking about the kind you get from the Read More >

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 >

7 Simple Steps To Landing The Opportunity You Really Want

You’ve had your eye on an awesome company. It’s known as a best place to work for its creative environment, industry leadership, advancement opportunity, pay or something else that is a priority for you. You begin to dream. There are a few jobs you know you can do, and one position in particular you’d love to land at this great 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 >

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 >

A Simple Strategy For Finding Great People

Ever wonder how some leaders attract the most dedicated, loyal and hardworking team members? What are they doing… differently? You wonder, as you watch talented people vie for a position under their leadership. While there are many great answers to this question, one stands out—they see beyond self-limiting beliefs and harness greatness. Walking on the beach in Rehoboth, DE, in Read More >