What’s the cork in the bottle?

There’s something you want to do. But you’re not doing it. (How do I know? Because we all have that in our careers and lives!) It might even have become a source of serious – or at least mild – frustration. Why aren’t you doing it? Let’s ask a few questions. And bear in mind: this is relevant to anything in …

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Are you a “lifelong learner”?

“I’m a lifelong learner!” If I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard someone say that, or read it in a resume or on a LinkedIn profile, or saw it in some sort of social-media meme … I don’t know if I’d be set for life, but I’d certainly be richer than I am. The problem with feel-good sayings …

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Why we don’t USE what we LEARN?

How does that work again? If you’ve been to a conference, workshop, or training program, or if you’ve read a book or article teaching something you wanted to learn, you’ve almost certainly had that thought. How does that work again? You were intrigued by what you’d learned. You were excited to put it into practice. And then you got back …

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Standing out – virtually

If you’re not in the office with your manager, how do you stand out and get noticed? And if you’re not in the office with your team, how do you know who’s doing what – and how well? These questions are bouncing around all over the place right now. And I get it. Things have changed, and it feels weird and …

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When “awkward” is a good thing

Learning is change. Change is learning. Both are challenging. You’re doing things differently. You’re thinking new thoughts. You’re discovering new perspectives and new ways of being. You are becoming different. And that’s awkward. Fumbling through a new language, going from an iPhone to an Android, figuring out how to go  someplace you’ve never been (literally or metaphorically), starting a new …

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The myth of the Career Fairy Godmother

I have bad news: there’s no magical Career Fairy Godmother poised to grant your wishes for success. Your career is yours. No one cares about your career as much as you do – or at least, as much as you should. But here’s the challenge. You went through your school years being told what to do to succeed. And “succeed” …

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Do the verb!

Want to be a leader? Lead. Want to be good at communication? Communicate. Want to be an author? Write. Want to get better at negotiating? Negotiate. It’s that simple. DO THE VERB instead of wishing to be. Is it easy? Probably not. But you can’t get to being without doing what you want to be. And wishing you could be …

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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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Interview: Uplevel your leadership skills

As a feminist from my youth, I was delighted to be invited to the Petite2Queen podcast to talk about leadership, imposter syndrome, the importance of recognizing the impact that you, as a leader, have on your team, why you should make sure you own your leadership journey – and important questions about women and leadership. At 25 minutes, I’m amazed how …

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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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