I get your world and I want to help you win at work.

I get your world and I want to help you win at work.

Every month, I dive deep to share insights and action steps that will shift your perspective and renew your faith in what’s possible. Receive these directly in your inbox by subscribing here.

Sometimes, a few simple practices are all it takes to produce profound change.

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…

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

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...

Every month, I dive deep to share insights and action steps that will shift your perspective and renew your faith in what’s possible. Receive these directly in your inbox by subscribing here.

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

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...

What Your New Hire Really Needs From You

One of the biggest challenges you’ll likely face as a manager is ensuring your new hires make a smooth transition that serves them, you, and the company at large. Whether they’re entry level or coming to the table with experience, finding new employees and getting...

Why engaging leadership is crucial to your success

I held the first Facebook Live yesterday in my group, on the topic of Engaging Leadership. We talked about why it’s so important to your career to be able to engage the people working for you, and why it’s even more important to be able to engage your boss...

The Real Reason You’re Suffering As A Middle Manager

Being a mid-level manager is not for the faint of heart. Being caught between a desire to please your superiors and your reliance on those you manage can feel like a constant tug of war. There’s always a fire to put out, a personality to wrangle, an unexpected request...

Should You Stay or Should You Go?

By Friday, my husband and I will have closed on a new home on the other side of town exactly 2.5 years to the day since we signed for the current one. We loved this house when we bought it. It has a gorgeous view of the Cambridge Reservoir, an expansive flower garden...