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Help Me…I’m Stuck!

When I introduce myself, telling the inquisitive person in front of me Why I do, they always have a follow up question.  When I tell them my “Why”, my answer to their “What do you do” question was actually purposefully intended.  Rather than focus on What I do, I would rather switch the emphasis to…

5 Tool Player, or a 12 Tool Leader

What is a 5 tool player? The five tool player is a term describing a baseball player, usually a position player, that has five of the tools that scouts look for.  The 5 tools that scouts look for in a player are: Hitting for Power Hitting for Average Fielding Ability Throwing Ability Speed What is…

An Encore Career

Many times I am asked about advising someone in their career change.  Typically, it is common for the “job seeker” to have already decided what they think they want to do.  These decisions are seemingly based on assumptions such as social norms, an “Aha moment” while on vacation, influences from family and friends, or even…

I Had A Dream

No, don’t get confused by the title here.  I Had a dream.  You were thinking it should say I Have a dream.  Why is it so true that dreams have been replaced by a reality of “tried that”, or, “can’t do that”, and so many times “dreamed and quit”? I admire people who dream.  Not…

Cc: me

Another string of e-mails…Whew.  Why am I even included on this one? I’ve been in two meetings back to back…How can I have 174 e-mails waiting for me? Sure, I’d love to disconnect while I am on vacation…but the e-mails will keep coming in.  Can you imagine my inbox after 1 week? My phone buzzes…

Great Potential

As the year closes and you prepare for the next, thoughts inevitably turn to goals, expectations, and rewards. How did you do this year? Did you hit it out of the park, and now your big bonus is in sight? Or, did you struggle and now search for an explanation in your year end review?…

The Inadvertent Leader

Could it be that you are a natural leader, but you don’t know it yet? Maybe you’ve been working in the same role for a long time, and you’re very good at what you do. You’re starting to notice that your peers are asking you all kinds of questions as well as requesting your advice…

Mindful Leadership

Mindfulness, and how you can apply it to your world. Right here. Right now. “Mindfulness.” “Being present.” “Being in the now.” “Being in the moment.” We hear these words and phrases often, but what do they really mean? You may have also heard that there is no such thing as multitasking, and it’s true. Rare…

Got Vision?

“I’m a Visionary”, she said. Really, I answered.  Tell me what you see.  Karen went on to tell me she knew the recession was coming in 2008.  She also claimed to know Millennial’s would be reshaping the workplace into a flexible, collaborative environment.  On and on she went with more examples of her Vision. Then…

One More

The clock showed 1.1 seconds left in regulation.  The score was tied. Your team has the ball for the throw in from out of bounds.  The referee hands you the ball, and the whistle is in his mouth to signal the game re-start.  You realize when the target of your throw in touches the ball,…