As we head into the New Year, many of us are facing new changes and lots of decision making. Often, this can cause anxiety. So, try this cure: Focus yourself–get in the present moment. Always remember that the point of power is now. Human tendency is to cling to the past and feel guilty over
In the last few years, I’ve wrestled with what to call myself…coach, consultant, expert……all of the above. Have you ever done this? If I had a penny for every time I’ve thought of changing my title on LinkedIn, I’d be a very wealthy woman. We often go through this exercise when we’re going through change:
The ability to listen is one of the most important skills for any employee, entrepreneur or leader, and there are so many reasons why. In this world where we’re on information overload and we think multitasking shows how productive we can be (more about that later), it is more critical than ever to listen. To
I’ve hired, led and mentored people for over 25 years, and find attitude as important as aptitude—maybe even more so. Your belief is your biology, and when you believe, you achieve. A positive attitude means a healthy self esteem: a willingness to try new things, an openness to change, and a determination and drive to
“I just cancelled my Facebook account—it was making me feel too depressed reading everyone else’s posts. In comparison to them, I feel like such a failure.” I’m hearing this type of complaint more often these days. The above quote came from a young college student. She is kind, fun, top of her class, passionate about
Every day, I’m asked questions about confidence by family, friends, and clients. In fact, while attending an MIT Enterprise Forum last night, a person covering the event asked me what I thought was the biggest confidence issue for entrepreneurs (more about that later). So, I’ve decided to share my tips here to help you too.
I have always been asked questions about the workplace, but was surprised by this recent one: “What do you do when your company throws you in at the deep end?” Meaning: No training. No compass. No direction, or explanation of the who, what, where, when and how. I’ve heard this question before, but mostly from
Recently, I attended a symposium focused on women entrepreneurs. The big questions were: Why aren’t there more women entrepreneurs? More women CEOs? More women at the top? Of course, the first target of discussion was men. They are the problem. Ladies—this is wrong and you know it. As I listened to cries of “men don’t
Life is filled with change. It is also filled with choice. Success is largely based on the choices we make when facing change. Many of the changes we face are not welcome and quite challenging, such as getting laid off; going through a restructuring; and doing more with less at work. And, many of us
“The gap between promises and results is widespread and clear. The gap nobody knows is the gap between what a company’s leaders want to achieve and the ability of their organization to achieve it.”—Larry Bossidy, former CEO, Honeywell and General Electric The gap nobody knows is bridged by day-to-day operations. Everything comes from it. It’s
‘If you are going through hell, keep going’ — Winston Churchill Negative thinking (fear, doubt, worry) is a fact of life … and of business. As a veteran leader, advisor and coach, I am a motivator, mentor and facilitator. I am also an expert worrywart. My job is to overcome obstacles and keep people productive
For many professionals, attending networking events poses a huge problem. Even in this socially-connected world, most people think of networking as forced, unnatural and a general pain in the butt. It’s one thing to communicate behind a veil of technology via text, facebook and LinkedIn; it’s another to have a conversation up close and personal.