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
I was talking to a friend awhile back, and she asked me how things were going. I expressed some anxiety about my workload.
She said, “So, you have a goal to work less?”
As I answered, I began thinking about something that I had lost focus on. Read More
You already have a personal brand
You have a Personal Brand right now whether you know it or not.
You have a Personal Brand right now whether or not it’s something that you care about.
You have a Personal Brand right now even if you think this idea is stupid. Read More
You are the company
I remember when I had my first big leadership job. I overheard someone say, “Whenever people talk about Patty they always say…” I was shocked, not at whatever people said, but at the fact that people were talking about me! Read More
One of the members of my Executive Mentoring Group posed this question in the group forum and it inspired me to write an article:
Has anyone been in a position where they are submitting to a role where they meet the majority of qualifications but the title is a couple levels above where they were at? Read More
Humanity can be a strong force for value and productivity in business. Leaders who embrace humanity can build highly effective, loyal teams that can work really effectively to drive forward business progress.
But humanity of course, can present itself in negative ways as well. Read More
“Courage does not always roar”
I really like this quote from Mary Anne Radmacher.
I write this in a week when all of my best laid plans and commitments have been washed away by the flooding rains and power outages in California. Read More
The Monday MOVE Idea
Each Monday until the launch of my upcoming book MOVE, I’ll be sharing an important idea from the book. This week: Everything is impossible and everyone is shark.
Leadership is supposed to be hard
There will be times when you face ugly challenges and personal attacks. Read More
The Monday MOVE Idea
Each Monday until the launch of my upcoming book MOVE, I’ll be sharing an important idea from the book. This week:
Burn the Ships at the Beach
Leading Transformation is Hard
One of my more challenging leadership assignments was to lead a transformation in a software development organization for how we developed products. Read More
This month’s Professional Development webinar was on the topic of Using Your Strengths to Thrive More at Work.
Get the webinar
If you missed it you can download the recording.
Members of Azzarello group can download this webinar for free. Read More