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.

How to Notice When There’s a Saboteur In Your Midst

In her recent blog, "A Little Happier," Gretchen Rubin mentioned a recently declassified document from 1944 that gave tips for how to sabotage enemy operations. Some of the tips were aimed at workers and managers in organizations. The recommended behaviors are just a...

The Real Reason You’re Losing Sleep Over Your Career

So many people I talk to these days are losing sleep over their careers. Some feel like their job isn't a good fit any more. Others are wanting promotions that they aren't getting. Still others have gotten promoted, but feel like they're in over their heads. Whatever...

Why Surfing Job Boards is Keeping You Stuck in Your Career

I talk to so many people who feel stuck in their careers. They're not getting promoted. They feel like their current company isn't a good fit. They know they're meant for more. When I ask them, "What have you tried so far?" the majority tell me they've looked online...

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...

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.

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...

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...