This month the topic in my Executive Mentoring Group is: Selling Your ideas.
In my own career, as well as in observing the careers of others, I have found that the ability to communicate your ideas well matters a lot to standing out, getting promoted, and getting access to resources. Read More
This month the topic in my Executive Mentoring Group is: Confidence and Resilience.
I’ll tell you, this was a key journey in my own career.
I needed to find a way to keep showing up when the environment was unwelcoming, and as I struggled with imposter syndrome. Read More
Scared is OK, disqualifying yourself is not
If you want to move forward in your life, you will be scared sometimes, particularly when you face a new, big challenge or opportunity. That is totally normal.
While it’s OK to be scared, what’s not OK is if every time you feel scared, you think, “Because I feel scared that must mean that I am not qualified. Read More
With the current situation, it seems there are lots or reorgainzations going on right now, and I’ve had this question come up many times from people who find themselves in a position of managing former peers.
So I wanted to share some ideas about how to confidently move forward. Read More
People often ask me about the term Executive Presence. What is it? Does everyone need it? Or do you need it only if you are an executive? What if you are not an executive? Is it something different then? Read More
When everyone is working remotely
Suddenly, like it or not, we have all been thrown into remote working.
And there is a natural concern that we will not be as effective.
One of the big aha’s for me about remote working that I learned over the past several years, is that…
You don’t have to give up on quality, motivation, productivity, and team-y-ness, just because you are not in the same room.
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