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
Feeling remote and invisible
During the pandemic, I’ve had a lot of questions from people about feeling invisible.
Even though we are working remotely, people still care deeply about advancing their careers and being recognized for their hard work. 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
Happy New Year everyone, such as it is so far.
I thought this might be a good time to revisit this idea as we’re all getting started in 2021 when we are all feeling a little overwhelmed with everything. Read More
How to make a good first impression
This question has come up more frequently than any other lately, so I thought I would address it here on my blog.
When you meet your new boss for the first time, it’s good to have a plan. Read More
One of the most important things we can all do as business leaders is give ourselves time to think.
Scheduling time to think in your work week (and life in general) is vital to your success and sanity — and to your creativity and effectiveness. Read More
Starting in a New Role…
A question that frequently comes up in my Executive Mentoring Group is, “I’m starting a new job. What do you recommend that I do in the first 30 days to set myself up for success?”
That question has been expanded recently to include, “And how do I get started and make effective connections and good impressions when we are all working remotely?” Read More
Habits that drive accountability
Many leaders struggle with how to hold people accountable for effective execution. What should you do when someone misses a deadline or a commitment?
What does accountability look like specifically?
One of things that sets organizations with a high capacity for execution apart from those that struggle, is that they pay attention to creating good habits on even on small things. Read More
Getting support for your ambitions
Sometimes It can feel frustrating to move your career forward.
Companies will tell you that there are no raises or promotional opportunities to be had, or that it’s a bad time to be asking, or that you are not ready…
And then they keep piling work and increased responsibility on you
— and expecting you to do more and more — with no change in your status or compensation. Read More
When people won’t cooperate
It can be really frustrating when you are on the hook to deliver work that depends on other people and they don’t care. They don’t do their part. They don’t meet deadlines.
What do you do when your Ruthless Priority is not even on their radar? Read More