Bullies and Sabotage
Sadly the workplace is scattered with bullies. You need to have a plan so you do not get caught in a defensive or reactive position, which can add risk to your career.
I learned this lesson over an over again in my own career when I was made to feel unwelcome, or like I didn’t fit or shouldn’t be there, or when people whispered that I was getting promoted because reasons “other than my performance”. Read More
It’s a wrap!
I was in Los Angeles last week to record the audiobook version of MOVE.
I was locked in this sound booth and this was my view for the 3+ days it took.
Out a small window I could see the brilliant sound engineer/director Ben. Read More
Analysis vs. Action
When I work with teams on executing strategy, there often comes a point where there is big idea on the table, and everyone seems to agree that it is the right idea, but they seem hesitant to commit to it. Read More
What do I mean by “Ruthless Priorities”?
If you have been following my work, for sure you have heard me use the phrase “Ruthless Priorities”.
I have always known that this expression could be problematic from a language standpoint and that it would not always translate well into other languages. Read More
What is an org chart for?
People usually think about an org chart as a way to visually represent the roles and the people in an organization.
To me this misses the bigger value of an org chart. Read More
“I don’t do politics”
Many people over the years have told me something like, “I refuse to engage in politics” or “I’m not good at politics”, and they give this as a reason why their career has stalled. Read More
This month’s webinar in my Executived Mentoring Group was on Authentic Networking.
If you missed it, you can WATCH THE REPLAY
Watch this live webinar replay if you want to:
- Get better and more comfortable at networking
- Find tools and a structured approach to make networking feel more valuable
- Understand how to meet new people in a way that is meaningful and genuine
- Set realistic networking goals for yourself that will fit into your schedule
- Get ideas to stay in touch with people and build value into your network over time
Successful People Get the Most Help
Building a network of support is vital to your career and business success. Read More
I’ve been talking about Networking a lot recently as the topic in My Executive Group this month is Authentic Networking.
One of the questions that came up is, “How can I work more effectively with introverts? I can’t seem to get them to engage.” Read More
The issue with detail-addicted executives
I frequently hear this issue from mid level managers:
What do I do when my boss requires even more detail than I do? and knows more detail than I do? I’m afraid of losing credibility if I’m not as detailed as my boss. Read More
I often share an idea that if you are feeling stuck, or down, or distracted and can’t seem to get into motion and make progress, try to move something (anything) small forward.
The feeling of moving forward creates positive momentum that you can then build on. Read More