Heart Mistake or Head Mistake: Does It Matter?

Whether you are manager, leader or someone accountable or responsible for someone’s actions, you have to know how to reprimand or resolve conflict appropriately. Have you ever had to discipline someone or deal with a mistake that was made by a peer, colleague or...

The Power of Belief

Your thoughts and beliefs can drive your life and career. If this is true, and I believe that it is…then why not allow this concept to benefit every aspect of your life. For as long as I can remember, I have held the belief that I don’t get tickets. I have been...

Is your job to manage upward?

In managing your career, you need to be a pro at managing your relationship with your boss i.e. leadership or manager. Do not confuse understanding your boss with getting to know your boss. Getting to know your boss is spending time chatting on a level that only...

How are workplace bullies costing you?

Lately, I keep hearing discussions about bullying. It’s happening online with kids to professionals in the boardroom. I was speaking with an Account Manager at an organization that I visited. She shared with me that she was new to the company based on being forced to...

Celebrating Diversity: Halloween in the Spring

In the US, we have what is called Christmas in July which I love. I will play my holiday music and just imagine the wonderful feelings that swirl about during that season. But, there is another time of year that I love, too. The Fall which offers us Halloween. I was...

When You’ve Outgrown Your Bowl: Take the Leap

People spend far too much time attempting to manage other people’s life, and at a minimum if not their life-your brand or image. You cannot control the impression that others have of you completely, but you can have some ‘impression management’ based on how you treat...

When Appreciation Falls Short of Support…

  Recently, a friend was fuming and ranting about how her manager, who is the owner of a SME, cut her bonus by nearly 30%. Now, the rub is that during her evaluation in December he stated that she needed significant improvement because she was making too many...