Alida's Blog - ZM Coach

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.

I’m Declaring War On Time Management

I've had it. There are so many articles and blogs on time management, stress management, making meetings more productive. It's making me crazy. Don't get me wrong, they're not bad strategies. The problem is that they don't get to the underlying problem. Today we'll...

Micromanaging Happens – What to Do?

Whether your boss is micromanaging you, or you find that you're the one lording over your team members, there are some common reasons that micromanaging happens. Today we're going to delve into what those are, and why it's so important to address them. Micromanaging...

Avoid the Pitfalls of the Common Information Effect

There's been a lot of talk lately about the value of diversity in organizations. But having a diverse team isn't enough. To reap the benefits, you need to tap into and leverage the differences. Today we talk about ways to do that. I’ve been reading Unleashed by...

Avoiding Turf Wars

One of the most challenging patterns in organizational life are the "turf wars." Especially if you're new to a role, figuring out how to bring in your ideas without triggering unnecessary competition can be tricky. This week we look at that pattern, and why it's so...

Keep going… you’ve got this!

There's a country music song by Rodney Atkins that says, "When you're going through hell, just keep going..." I'm thinking of that this morning as I've been reading piece after piece about how the pandemic is dragging on, and the toll that's taking on people. So today...

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.

Why Fit Matters in Your Career

When your job "fits" like your favorite worn-in pair of jeans, life is good. You love going to work (most days). You feel like what you do matters. You do great work. But just like a too-tight pair of leggings, when your job isn't the right fit, it can be...

Three Steps to Overcoming Career Disappointments

When your career isn't going the way you want it to, it's easy to start to blame yourself. The resulting self-doubt can end up keeping you stuck. Today we'll look at what's behind that experience and what you can do about it. By tackling self-doubt head-on, you set...

Origin story: How my Dad’s career inspired mine

In memory of my Dad, who passed away on December 29, I wanted to share the full story of the impact his career and his life had on my mission to help people have better lives at work.  He went through a period of feeling stuck and discouraged in his career. Even as a...

Stories About Perspective from Disney and Pixar

I recently read Bob Iger’s book, The Ride of a Lifetime.  Iger has been chairman and CEO of the Walt Disney Company for the past couple of decades, and before that chairman of ABC. There were a lot of great leadership lessons in the book, wisdom from a lifetime. I...