Year: 2019

The Simplest Way to Navigate Through Unanticipated Change

Most people rely on the comfort of routine more than they appreciate the benefits associated with unanticipated change. In my experience, as both a manager and a coach, that’s been the reality. A few years ago, for example, one of my friends experienced a setback in his career progression. He had achieved the milestones his […]

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Performance Management Fails, and What to Do About It

Managing the performance of others can be tough, but effective if done correctly. The problem is that not all managers know how to manage others correctly. You probably know of managers who dread giving performance evaluations, you may even dread them yourself. That’s when you hear the familiar phrases: “Just fill out the form and […]

3 Ways You Can Benefit from Working with a Life Coach

Most of us are extremely busy, and often our free time is planned in advance. The problem is that our busyness can interfere with actual progress toward our goals. On occasion, we plan our weeks so full with activities and tasks that they are impossible complete, let alone enjoy. And how we fill our weeks […]

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Too busy to set goals? You may want to make time.

Most of us go through our days quickly, filled with appointments and activities with little time for reflection. Life is hectic. We are busy. Sometimes we are over-committed, running behind and doing our best to keep up with the flurry of activity we’ve permitted into our lives. Sound familiar? What happens when you maintain such […]

Own Your Development and Performance

Too often professionals rely on the advice of their management or human resources department in isolation to guide their professional development. While their feedback and guidance is very important to your performance at your present place of employment, if you rely on it in isolation you may be doing yourself a disservice. Management and human […]


4 Things I Wish I Knew About Self-Care Years Ago

Like many busy professionals, I spent the last 30 years primarily focused on full-time work and other obligations while only occasionally dedicating time to my physical, mental, spiritual and emotional health simultaneously. My attention and efforts would go in bursts and were often related to what was going on in my life or what I […]

What’s Your Mission in Life?

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor and some style.” — Maya Angelou I’ve always been an admirer of Maya Angelou. I appreciate her wisdom and the way in which she captured meaning. The quote above is a favorite […]

Where Do You Fit into Your Priority List?

Work, errands, family activities, or community commitments … a regular day can be so hectic. It’s easy to end up tired and vulnerable to illness and fatigue—especially if we prioritize everything and everyone above our own basic self-care needs. I’ve been guilty of it too, trying to have everyone and everything taken care of before […]


Preparing for a Job Search (When You Aren’t Sure What You Want to Do)

To create a successful job search, you need a solid job search plan. Having an idea of what industry you want to work in or what organization you want to work for helps, but fear not if you’re plagued with uncertainty. The five steps below can help you gather the information you need to prepare […]


Leaders Need to be Adaptable

Historically the significance of leadership and goal setting have been substantiated through the work of management scholars and industrial and organizational psychologists. Your leadership skills impact employees and your organization and career. The association of leadership and effective goal setting and realization offers insight for organizations that seek to strengthen their financial position through improved […]