Of all the obstacles I’ve had to overcome in the workplace, confusion ranks in the top tier, especially during change. It can hold you back and delay progress, and often goes undetected because most people hate to admit when they’re confused. I was one of the key executives assigned to transition Sony Music from paper
Often, we tend to get sensitive, especially when we’re going through unwanted change. For example: job hunting after being downsized. When we begin reaching out, and people aren’t reaching back, we take it as a personal rejection. Don’t do that. Yes, this sounds difficult, but it’s important. We all have a distinct need for approval.
Once upon a time, people (including me) were dedicated employees to one company for many years. There was always an expectation that our companies would take care of us. We would give loyalty and hard work in return for pensions, 401k plans and lifetime medical. This was the ideal….then. Gone are the days of certainty.
As many of my readers know, I recently started filming a local TV series called Workplace Confidence. It’s been quite a learning curve and a test of confidence, with a few self-conscious fast balls thrown in. First, there’s having to open the show on cue, and trying to sound relaxed. Hearing “30 seconds to go”
In this fast-paced world, we all get anxious and stressed at times. We need quick and easy ways to calm and comfort ourselves, especially in the middle of a hectic day. If you’re anything like me, you’ve captured many great pictures with your smartphone camera, and having these photos at your fingertips is a great
Confront it. Confront it. Confront it. The only way out is through.
“Good name in man and woman, Is the immediate jewel of their souls. Who steals my purse steals trash; ’tis something, nothing; ‘Twas mine, ’tis his, and has been slave to thousands; But he that filches from me my good name Robs me of that which not enriches him, And makes me poor indeed.”—William Shakespeare
Many people I coach complain about time “getting away from them.” We tend to be great at making lists, but not so great at scheduling time to do the things on the list. In addition, we are often unaware of how long tasks really take to complete. So, here are 2 time management tips: When
It can be both exhilarating and intimidating to start a new job. One way to make it easier: make it a point to introduce yourself to as many of the employees and executives as possible. Ask what the person you’re talking to does, and how you’ll be working together. People love to talk about themselves
I am a frequent guest contributor on Classic Movie Hub about classic movie characters with kickass confidence. Each of these characters has inspired me. I hope that they inspire you too. This week’s post is about Marty Piletti in Marty, portrayed by Ernest Borgnine (Academy Award for Best Actor). There are certain movies that I