My Job Interview

Before I get to the job interview (Believe me, I'm not stalling. There's just a lot going on!), A Merry Hour it was!  Last night we had a great time in the spirit of the holidays eating, talking, drinking, and barking....more

You Can Be Fearless Too

I don't know about you, but I waste a lot of time worrying about what I am lacking, and all of the goals I haven't succeeded at yet. This kind of worrying creates a lot of fear and anxiety. Handing power directly to fear, and enabling it, is the exact opposite of what we should be doing. ...more

4 Cornerstones for Achievement

In order to succeed in business and in life, you have to be willing to change. Without change, there can be no growth. In order to get what you’ve never had, you have to become someone you’ve never been.Many of us see change as threatening. In the minds of some, it is the destroyer of what is familiar and comfortable rather than the creator of what is new and exciting.Unfortunately, comfort is the enemy of excellence....more

The Patron Saint of Change

“Oh, I HATE change!” she said.And she shook her head and she closed her eyes and shuddered again. “Hate it!”“Really?”  I said, “Because change sure loves you.”...more

A Beginning | What I am Becoming

Meetings Are The Best Time To Field My Tribe

I love to sit in meetings and field a team. If it’s a smaller meeting with a mix of people I do and don’t know, I’ll just determine who I want for a flag football team. Easy enough. It’s not difficult for me to peg a great defensive tackle or crafty wide receiver. Not much more to picking this team than looking for athleticism, a little endurance, a good attitude and a willingness to have a good time....more

19 WAYS TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN YOUR NEW JOB

You got the job.  Now what? Starting a new job can be just as stressful as searching for a new job. Whether it’s in your existing company or a new company the transition can set you up for success of failure. Use these tips to set yourself up for success with the company, team and boss in your new job. THE COMPANY If you’re moving to a new company, you’ve already put in the work of researching the company from an external view. ...more

When the door closes on you, open the windows

NaBloPoMo, Tuesday, November 18Tell us about one time that you benefitted from the kindness of strangers. ...more

Dear Sister-Friend: Please Don't Ask Me For A Job Reference

One of the best things about the office is meeting some really cool women who share similar interests. Those women often become some of your best girlfriends and the friendships often last longer than the job. (For more on that, see my post: 3 Reasons Why You Need a Sister-Friend at Work.)  But what happens when your sister-friend who used to work with you and was not the best employee, calls you and asks for a job reference?...more