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May 17 2015

Is Management For You?

Many people become managers, but that doesn’t mean they should be managers. 

I’m not talking about not having “what it takes.”  Even if you’re adequately prepared, so much about management has to be learned on the fly and everyone makes mistakes.  I’m talking about whether managementis right for you

Mar 22 2015

Negativity At The Office…We Can’t Blame It On The Weather

It’s not your imagination…the bad weather a third of the country experienced this winter put everyone a little on edge.  To endure the amount of snow that fell in Boston without one grumpy day would take a particularly happy saint.  

Feb 21 2015

Finding the Right Connection

Love is definitely in the air this month, and it’s got me thinking about one of the most important aspects of the workplace: job satisfaction. People who drag themselves to work every day and then clock watch all day aren’t living…nor are they fulfilling their potential.   

Jan 31 2015

The Danger of Judging Others

In a recent WSJ op-ed piece, Rorke Denver, a Navy Seal Commander, wrote an interesting piece about Chris Kyle, the American Sniper.  Mr. Denver, while not agreeing with his statement, defended Michael Moore’s first amendment right to say what he said.

 

Dec 31 2014

5 Things to Stop Doing in 2015

I thought I’d take a different slant on turning over a new leaf for the New Year.  Most people put “eating better” and ‘exercising” at the top of their list. Professionally, they may put “increase results” or “be a better coach”.

 

Dec 18 2014

Just Breathe

Yes, I’ve noticed that I haven’t updated my blog since Thanksgiving. So I’m going to stop everything right now, sit back, close my eyes and take a deep, full breath. In fact, I think I’ll take a few deep, full breaths….. There-I feel better all ready.

Nov 26 2014

Grat´i`tude

“ The quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.”  It’s easier said than done.  But this is a great time of year to think about communicating just how grateful you are. For many people, Thanksgiving can be bittersweet. 

Nov 10 2014

Forget Mentors. Find a Sponsor

Notwithstanding that I’ve written more than once about the importance of being mentored, if you really want to get ahead, get a sponsor.  What’s the difference, you might ask?