I spend a lot of time connecting with my team and customers at work. In many ways, I've spent most of my career interviewing people. At first, I was literally just screening candidates for jobs, but over time I've found a much more valuable use for those interview skills. In the last 10 years I've … Continue reading 5 Thoughtful Questions….a Different Way to Provide Difficult Feedback
So the whole premise of this website and blog (that I've struggled to pay attention to over the last 30 days) is to focus on being a better manager of life - something I've not done so well as of late. Let me assure you, I attempt to be a student of what I write … Continue reading 3 Steps for Taking Back Control of Your Situation
I mostly write about leadership and am motivated by my work environment but this time of year tends to sting a bit. To be an effective 'manager of life,' your relationships, whether they be platonic or romantic, are a cornerstone for success. I like to use this creative outlet as a platform to discuss things … Continue reading Finding Joy During This Season of Your Life
So admittedly, this title seems a bit ominous. I was listening to one of my favorite podcasts, and a quote by J. Paul Getty was shared by the host. "The employer generally gets the employee he deserves." I was immediately blown away both by the simplicity of this quote and by its profound truth. For … Continue reading Do You Deserve a Great Team?
"Why hasn't this promotion happened for me, yet? What am I not doing?" These are questions that have haunted many of us, myself included. Our careers are often how we define ourselves. Many of us spend more time at work than with our families. Then we go home and spend a great deal of our energy … Continue reading Want a Promotion? Here are Three Things You Should NOT Do.
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It was one of the worst days I'd had at work to date. Everything had gone wrong. At the time I was managing the logistics of a well known retailer and every other day started with a truck delivery of over 2,000 individual boxes. To successfully manage the unloading of a fifty five foot long … Continue reading Engage Your Core
It was a dumpster fire. To be successful at my job, you needed the ability to step away and trust those with whom you work to run and manage the process and team. If not, all hell breaks loose. In a matter of two hours what had started from a harmonious blend of serving customers, … Continue reading Five Tips for Handling Conflict at Work
Not long ago it dawned on me that for most of my life I have basically wandered aimlessly hoping my dreams would just come true. Meaning, I legitimately walked around like some Disney princess (often singing) hoping for the best case scenario to occur because - let's be honest most of their lives just "worked … Continue reading Three Mistakes We Make with Goal Setting and Ideas on How to Fix Them
So, per usual, I fell off the map when I started "doing something new" - i.e. this blog. My attention span truly is something on which I need to work. I apologize for not keeping current - not that anyone is actually reading this, but hey. Why not? Actually, I think my mom reads this … Continue reading Time to Transition to a New Approach….and Stop Using “in New York City” in the Titles of My Posts…..