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  • New Might Be Better

    Traditionally, January 1 is the time for new beginnings. The New Year is often filled with resolutions for new goals and different behaviors. For other people, it’s September, when the new school year comes with a new teacher and hope for… Read More

  • Half Full

    A few years ago, while conducting a management development training program, the topic was our individual perception of the world and the impact that it has on job satisfaction and workplace culture. Tossed around was the phrase “seeing the glass… Read More

  • I See You or But I Can’t Hear You

    It seems as if almost everyone is involved in virtual communication and meetings right now. It’s a practical solution to continuing with work and social relationships when people can’t leave their homes. Virtual meetings offer a way for teams to… Read More

  • When the Light Turns Green Will You be Ready?

    I’m betting you have read a lot of articles in the last few weeks about coping with the Normal for Now Covid-19 Pandemic and its impact on daily life.  I’ve probably written one or two of them. Right now is… Read More

  • Normal for Now

    I currently find myself with a new routine – or perhaps a better way to put it is ‘no routine.’  My work is now all virtual rather than partially virtual. Some of my clients are working for organizations that are… Read More

  • Progress Rather Than Perfection

    You may have the idea of what perfect is: the perfect job, the perfect party, or the perfect boss. Aiming high is encouraged but it makes me wonder if perfection is a realistic goal. We seem to push ourselves (or… Read More

  • Raising Your Profile at Work with a YOU Campaign

    A promotion opportunity recently came up in Patrick’s department. The job matched his There are few things more frustrating than thinking that you have the skills that perfectly match an opportunity at work and then finding out that you were… Read More

  • Your Life, Your Choice

    Have you ever gone through something at work or at home and felt that you really had no choice about having to go through it? My clients often will say “I have to do this.” It might be about a… Read More

  • Ladies – About Your Communication

    Over the years, I’ve worked with many women on their communication challenges. I have found that they have different preferences, styles and approaches from men which creates a feeling that they are not as accepted or valued in the workplace…. Read More

  • Don’t Join the Gym

    Are you thinking that this month is the time to finally join a gym and get in shape? Don’t. Here is what my research shows: New Year’s resolutions are a big motivator and many clubs tout a discounted joining fee if… Read More