What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?

I was recently speaking to one of my friends about what she wanted to be "when she grew up". Yes, I know this seems a bit silly but even folks my age (~11 years old) don't know!  It's okay....more

Mikael Grey connects to Filipinos in UAE

 'The power? Of the DJ? It’s to motivate the crowd man. It’s to have the insight to motivate the crowd. To have the crowd at your fingertips. To control the crowd.'- Kool HercI just got word that a popular disc jockey in Cagayan de Oro City is making it big in the United Arab Emirates....more

When You Have to Fight to Build a Life You Love

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the people in our lives all wanted what we want, so we could just chase our heart’s desires, and they’d all be happy to chase them with us? Ahh. Let’s all take a moment to savor that wonderful fantasy....more

Seven of the Deadliest Hiring Sins: Busted

Hiring too fast is a temptation; trust me, it certainly is! With the start-ups looking to make it big internationally and Big Data being a raging issue, the recruitment procedures are often thrown out of the window and compromised for those fast-paced alternatives, causing havoc in the long run....more

A Simple Strategy to Handle Workload Overload

Workload overload has become an epidemic that’s wearing us all out!  How do you handle it?In this episode of Gotta Quick Question, workload overload is Jessica’s dilemma and I offer a practical way sort through what's on her to-do list and what to say when when she gets asked to do MORE (because you know she will!)....more

Winter thoughts on faith and career

This week I've been all about staying indoors - partly because the weather crashed again last night with several inches of new snow and temps below 20, and partly because I have felt a pull to be still and consider what it is that I am doing.  As much as I've been dreaming of summer and being outdoors often (distracting myself from the present), the this snowy winter has served a special purpose that I'm only just coming to appreciate....more

Do You Work with a Bully?

Bullies have been haunting school playgrounds since the beginning of time. Thankfully, we’re at a point where most schools simply don’t tolerate bullying behavior and are proactive about snuffing it out.But, what about the bullies that are all grown up and now work down the hall?Workplace bullies aren’t putting stink-bombs in lockers or posting mean comments on Facebook, but they are harmful to your organization. Their behavior is often subtle and can easily go undetected. Here are the signs that you have a company bully:...more

How a Little Testosterone Goes a Long Way for Professional Women

As a professional woman, do you find yourself taking remarks by co-workers or clients too personally?  Overwhelmed by work load?  Doubting your abilities to be successful in a new project or position?If so, you're far from alone.  Difficult work relationships, too much to do, and lack of confidence can drag down every professional woman at some point in her career....more

What the Wee Ones Taught Me: How Motherhood Made Me a Better Executive

Kids always ask, “Why?” first closely followed by “How?” as in “Why do we do things this way [brush our teeth up and down]” and then “How [does a tooth brush remove plaque]?” Sometimes these one word questions are asked with the bright spark of genuine inquisitiveness and sometimes with the not so subtle whine of “Why are you making me do this???”...more