Is work spinning out of control?

Is work spinning out of control?

When I was a kid, playgrounds had these merry-go-rounds on them. They weren’t carousels with the jumping horses and music that were found at the county fair. They were simple, kid-powered, spinning group toys. There were bars along the edge that you would hold onto as...
Have you ever had a challenging coworker?

Have you ever had a challenging coworker?

Have you ever butted heads with someone so badly at work that it made you kind of crazy? Every time you meet with them it seems you’re coming at the issues from opposite points of view. The conversation circles around, going nowhere until you’re ready to give up in...
When Your Boss is “Meh”…

When Your Boss is “Meh”…

Having the support of your boss and other mentors in the company who are looking out for your development can make a huge difference in your career. You feel like people are paying attention to your development. They give you assignments that help you grow. They...
Career advice from Tom Hanks

Career advice from Tom Hanks

This weekend Tom Hanks accepted the Cecil B. deMille Award at the Golden Globes.  His acceptance speech included some important career advice – not just for actors, but for all of us.  This advice, he said, was given to him by the director of his first professional...
Any way you want it…

Any way you want it…

Recently I was working with a client who was facing a challenging situation. Her boss had asked her to take on a new project, but she couldn’t see how she could possibly get it done in the time he had asked for it. She wanted to be able to do a good job and deliver,...