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  • To Share or Not to Share?

    As a management development consultant, I’m often asked questions like, “Should I tell my co-workers I’m in therapy?” or “Should I tell my boss I was diagnosed with depression?” It wasn’t that long ago that personal information like that was… Read More

  • Toss the Script and Improvise

    I’ve been making presentations on the topic of work-life integration for a while now. The women I talk to are in search of the magic combination that will unlock the padlock to happiness and success.  They are eager to find… Read More

  • Getting From Us vs. Them to We

    Polarization (political and otherwise) is at an all-time high in our country right now. It seems as though everyone is picking a side and rejecting anyone else who isn’t on the same side that they are. This can have an… Read More

  • Look Back Before Leaping Into 2019

    Before you plow full-steam ahead into 2019, let’s take time to look back on 2018 and do an assessment. How far did you get last year and what do you need to know in order to move forward with strategic… Read More

  • One Step is Not a Flight of Stairs!

    In just one week, a few things caught my attention: Company announces a change in policy and will no longer allow strip clubs to be expensed on company credit cards. Employees using/sharing pornographic photos at work are dismissed. Company alerted… Read More

  • Don’t Go Out Without Lipstick

    When I was a young adult my mom used to say “Never go out without lipstick.” What she meant was that since no one knows who they might run across while they were out and about, you should always look… Read More

  • Stop Ignoring the Clues in Effective Communication

    Do you receive all of the communication that is being sent your way? I’ve begun to feel like a traffic cop in my work as I ask – and then tell people – to slow down at work. The pace… Read More

  • I am Busy – I Mean Important

    Something has changed. When people ask me how I am, I usually respond with ‘good.’  Sometimes ‘great.’ Lately, however, when I ask people how they are, I don’t hear ‘good,’ or ‘great,’ or even ‘fine.’ The answer always seems to… Read More

  • When the Job Doesn’t Fit

    Most clothes off the rack are not a perfect fit. Some brands fit better than others. Some sizes are aligned closer to your actual body. If you want something tailor-made – it will require an actual tailor. Most jobs are… Read More

  • Give Up The Fantasy (Part 2)

    How to Find Job Satisfaction There is no shortage of behavioral directives. Whether it comes from your boss, the CEO, or the popular blogs or article that just landed in your email inbox. “Be a better leader.” “Communicate more effectively.”… Read More