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.

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...

What The Oscars Can Teach Us About Chemistry

Whether you watched the Oscars or not, you’ve likely heard all the rumblings about the on-screen chemistry between Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in A Star Is Born. The smile on her face. The sparkle in his eye. Their intimate performance at the Oscars only fanned the...

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.

Avoiding The Communication Dead Zone

Adam Levine’s Superbowl Half-Time Show performance and the critique that swiftly followed has me thinking about all of the moments that leaders are in the limelight – and likely subject to intense scrutiny. One of those spotlight moments is when someone steps into a...

The Call That Broke My Heart

I just got off the phone with a potential client who broke my heart. The call started out full of possibilities. She told me about her unique skill set and how much potential there is to take her career to the next level.  Companies need what she does and there...

A Simple Shift That Turns An Ordeal Into An Adventure

I recently spent a week with my parents. But this was no ordinary week. I was helping them close down the family home, which involved selling off most of their (our) treasures, driving across a large part of the country (with their cat), unpacking and setting up their...

Conflict Can Make You A Better Leader

Last month I wrote about the importance of identifying and aligning with your purpose at work. But, managing your own desires is just the beginning. Particularly as leaders, so much of our work experience is impacted by others—i.e., the superiors that guide our...

You Don’t Need To Quit Your Day Job To Find Your Purpose

At some point, it became fashionable for Millennials to forgo corporate life to carve their own paths. In fact, it seems like you can’t pick up a business publication these days without reading something about people surrendering their stable paychecks and leaving the...

You Owe It to Your Company to do Work You Love

In the last post—You Owe It To Your Company To Take Time Off—we addressed the importance of treating yourself as a resource by viewing time off as a win-win for both you AND your company. In this edition, we’ll dive even deeper into that conversation with a look at...