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,...
What Not to Do When You’re Burned Out

What Not to Do When You’re Burned Out

Several years ago in my first consulting job, I experienced the true cost of burn out. It was one of those “fly out to the client every week” kinds of jobs. At first, I had loved the adventure of it – seeing new cities, working with great people, tackling interesting...
Mighty Mouse Syndrome

Mighty Mouse Syndrome

The call came in this morning from the head of Building Operations, and I could feel the pull to jump into action. My mind was saying, “They need me! I have to help!” and at the same time, I could feel the resentment and frustration starting to come up. This is not...
Back to School

Back to School

It’s back-to-school time and a great opportunity to take stock of where you are in your career. Are you moving ahead year after year like you did when you were in school? Or are you feeling a little stuck? In this video, I share a few thought experiments to help you...