Identifying Emerging Leaders

When you leave it up to managers to select employees for professional development programs, there’s a lot of uncertainty involved. It depends on the quality of those managers. Are they good managers, alert to their employees’ accomplishments, skills, and career ambitions? Or are they overwhelmed, frustrated, and perhaps with their own political ax to grind? What inherent – or, let’s …

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What is your failure saying about success?

We get so hyperfocused on omg, FAILURE.  Ugh. Finger-pointing, excuses, project post-mortems, who screwed up, how could I be so dumb. Wait. Stop. Failure in one area is success in another. Flip the failure over. What succeeded? No, I don’t mean in some sort of Pollyanna-ish, unicorns-rainbows-fairy-dust approach. (You really should know by now that I’m not a unicorns-rainbows-fairy-dust person.) This isn’t false …

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Time management tips for managers

Time management is a tricky thing! And I’ll tell you a secret: I don’t actually believe in time management. But I DO believe in a host of tools that I’ll talk about in this video that will help you get a lot more out of your time each day. Tune in and see what you think! Resources Morningness-Eveningness quiz: http://www.cet-surveys.com/index.php?sid=61524 …

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You’re the BOSS of you – if you want to be

I love it when a client takes control of their career instead of letting it drag them around. But it’s painful and frustrating when I see another client struggling to take initiative, to do the research, to actively own the process of becoming better at what he does. I suspect our educational system and overall cultural approach to raising children …

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Building Resilience in the Workplace

Are you feeling overwhelmed and even blindsided at work? Do you sometimes dread going in to the office because you’re not sure what you’re going to have to deal with – or maybe because you know all too well what you’re going to have to deal with? Being a manager or supervisor isn’t easy, and it’s full of unexpected challenges. …

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Work-life balance tips for managers

Are you having a hard time fitting LIFE into your WORK schedule now that you’re a manager? Are your family and friends complaining that they never see you, because you’re so caught up trying to figure out how to lead, how to manage, how to show that you deserved that promotion? You’re in the right place. I’ve got three quick …

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It’s not a straitjacket!

Are you a planner? Do you enjoy routine? Or do you want more flexibility? I freely admit to being a planner with routines that make me happy. And I also freely admit that I am not happy when my routines are suddenly disrupted, or when things aren’t planned and I don’t know what to expect. On the other end of …

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It’s the B word … (but not what you think!)

Boundaries. If you’ve ever said I’m so busy! or I have to…  Or you’ve ever thought I’m so tired! or Why can’t someone else… Or you’ve ever felt seriously resentful… Your boundaries were being breached, whether you knew it or not, and whether or not you consciously had a boundary at all. We need boundaries at work as well as in our personal lives. …

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Ever considered thinking … smaller?

Everyone implores you to THINK BIG. Go big or go home. Be audacious. Don’t settle. Be all you can be (if not more). Set BHAGs (big, hairy, audacious goals). Shoot for the moon – or is it the stars? It’s exhausting. And often demoralizing. Because let’s face it, when we set those BHAGs, we’re likely to miss the mark at …

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What HAVE you done?

No, seriously. What have you done? Usually at the end of the year, we look at what we want to do in the next year. Go ahead. Feel free. But first, consider what you’ve done THIS year. I’ll guarantee it’s more than you think. Because we’re all very quick to put completed projects and successful endeavors behind us and hurry on …

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