I conquered the Tough Mudder. But my takeaway wasn't what I expected. The real take away for me had nothing to do with the actual event, but with the drive there. Here's what it was...Read More
Some goals take longer to prepare for than others. Last year I completed monthly challenges to help me grow. And there I was at the end of December, proud of my accomplishments, and ready to find my next challenge. I knew it had to be something a little bit foreign and even a little bit scary. Find out what it was.Read More
For all those working parents out there who have been striving for balance, here's a different approach that's far more likely to actually be successful.Read More
Here are some of our favorite books and podcasts for the on-the-go leader.Read More
My gut says 2017 is going to be a big year for community, and that our growth will come, in part, from the communities we call our own. Let your communities be sources for new ideas, new adventures, and new growth. Who couldn’t use a little of that? Here are a few ideas for finding new communities.Read More
In 2016, I committed to a year of 30-Day Challenges and announced it to the world. Here's a list of my best lessons from each challenge.Read More
Way back in 2014, Marie Kondo published the now infamous book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. In it, she asserts with searing confidence that if you clean up and get organized her way, you’ll never face clutter again. Her secret sauce? Only keep the things that “spark joy.” It made me wonder, what if you applied the KonMari method to your career? Read on...Read More
Even the brightest, most promising candidates occasionally flub the job interview on the big day. Here are five mistakes you probably didn’t even realize you were making that you can avoid making.Read More
You’re determined to start the next chapter in your career, and you’ve psyched yourself up for the inevitable networking frenzy that will ensue. You’re ready for the cocktail gatherings, coffee meetings, and informational interviews. But every now and then, a tricky networking situation rears it's head.
Here are a few templates for tackling some of those tough circumstances. Read on...
Making career decisions is a very exciting, and at times very difficult task. Sometimes, as when you’re buying a house, you’re looking for everything on your “must have” list, but you’re often making compromises with respect to the “would love to have” list: financial considerations, flexibility, location, benefits, upward mobility, and room for professional development are among the top variables people consider when analyzing a job offer. All those variables assume you actually know what kind of work you want to do. But what if you can’t fill lout the part about “would love to have” because you don’t know what you want to be when you grow up? Read more...Read More
Happy new year! Did you make a resolution? Will you stick to it? Did you know that only 8% of people who make resolutions actually keep them? Does that mean we shouldn’t make them? Nah. As Judith Sandalow noted in December’s PowerChute, the key to success is finding a third way. Here’s my “third way”: Instead of one big resolution, I’m committing to 12! 12 30-day challenges, that is. One for each month. Will you join me? How will your challenge yourself?Read More
Careers are tricky. Fears are real. Read about what happened when the two collided for me.Read More