Time Management

November 8, 2017

Be an Agent of Change. The Worse It Is, The More Impact You Can Make.

I was speaking earlier today to a former colleague. She recently joined a company with a prestigious name, yet her particular work environment is less than motivating. She is exposed to what sounds to me like serious dysfunction in mid-level management while her immediate subordinates have developed a low-standard mindset. She can […]
October 20, 2017

Belief in Yourself is the Soul of Attitude

Not all promotions are linear. The next role might be obvious and organizations move in that direction naturally. Loads of obstacles can arise. Some bosses don’t readily promote from within. Lack of turnover can repress movement, and often the lackluster are the ones who are willing to hang around. Then […]
September 21, 2017

3 Steps to Building Self-Confidence.

The best approach to building self-confidence is captured in one word: achievement. Building self-confidence comes down to stringing together a series of achievements. It is not 3 steps. I put that in the title as clickbait. No, if you want to build self-confidence you need to plan achievements so that […]
June 13, 2016

Fail to Plan; Plan to Fail

Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail Bosses love subordinates who have a plan.  Telling your boss a plan you’ve developed against a priority really makes you stand out. That does not just happen.  You have to plan that. Professional credentials- some title starting with “Certified”-getting those credentials typically requires some […]
March 21, 2016

Your Brand: Tell Me in One Word

How do people describe you? Beyond your age or gender or general storefront?  Smart or nice or silly or clever or quiet or aloof or moody? There would be similarity in the adjectives parents, friends, colleagues, and general acquaintances would use to describe you. In total, the adjectives they use […]
January 18, 2016

The Past Doesn’t Matter and the Future Doesn’t Exist. Yet.

This term was a voiceover prior to an NFL playoff game. As I heard it I shot up from an oh-so relaxed position on the couch. Googled it but no attribution. “The Past Doesn’t Matter”……nuance is important and in some ways that phrase is objectionable. We should not emulate Pontius Pilate […]
January 11, 2016

Now, and at The Hour of Our Death

The only two moments in life that matter. Now. And at the Hour of our Death. At the Hour of our Death, the author of our life’s story closes the manuscript. Now is the moment when we write that story. Will Now be an ordinary moment? Will Now be spent […]