Part of the Solution or Part of the Problem?

There is a fine line between going with the work flow and being part of the problem rather than solution within the workplace. At one time or another most of us have experienced the thought of “I’ll just do it so the boss will be happy.”  We do it knowing without a doubt that thereContinue reading “Part of the Solution or Part of the Problem?”

Don’t Stay Too Long

If you want your people to produce and grow you need to meet them where they are, not where you wish they were, or where you want them to be.  Not meeting someone where they are will immediately trigger their defensive mechanisms and make the process more difficult than necessary. So there you go, meetContinue reading “Don’t Stay Too Long”

Unleash The Power Of Your Inner Kitten

I coined the term “unleash the power of your inner kitten” while coaching a gentleman who was very detached emotionally at work.  Many of us are like that as we were professionally groomed to keep our emotions out of the workplace. Keeping emotions out of the equation, one, is not realistic and two, is notContinue reading “Unleash The Power Of Your Inner Kitten”

You Go Girl! Or Not

Are we living in a world that markets to us that it is equal opportunity yet doesn’t deliver?  I found the following link from Little PINK Book a brief interesting item on the likelihood of women landing executive leadership positions.  Why is this relevant?  Because it is easy to be “marketed” into an environment thatContinue reading “You Go Girl! Or Not”

How Your Life Is Like Social Media

I was reading a blog the other day about social media marketing.  It occurred to me how similar social media marketing and connecting professionally/personally are.  I believe two points in the blog post I read are particularly important to remember: Numbers and quality should not be individualized.   (If you lose quality you will eventuallyContinue reading “How Your Life Is Like Social Media”


Did you know that procrastination is a form of self-sabotage?  An article in the October 2011 issue of “Psychology Today” shares, “When it comes to self-sabotage, procrastination is king.” Why does such a harmless behavior such as procrastination merit such an ugly title?  There are a myriad of reasons, but for the sake of brevityContinue reading “Procrastination”

Executive Presence, Checklist

The following is a post regarding what a boss needs to remember.  It is great etiquette  and a nice checklist when it comes to presenting an executive presence.  The one that caught my eye and that I see most often is number eight, “Don’t Forget Your Facial Expressions.” So often we are not aware ofContinue reading “Executive Presence, Checklist”