Embracing the Vulnerability of Feedback

Think about the last time you received constructive feedback. If you’re anything like me and most people, that critique probably didn’t feel great. Our initial response to constructive feedback is usually pretty unpleasant — grief, irritation, denial — and rarely does it feel constructive. But as much as constructive feedback can hurt, we know it’s essential to professional growth.  So …

Hazard Ahead: Staffing and Retention in a “Hybrid” Workplace

As employers consider bringing their teams back into the office, they’re thinking about safety, legal compliance, technology, equipment. But what might not be on their minds? Employee engagement and well-being. And that’s a big mistake.  It’s a dangerous fallacy to assume that the employees you sent home in March 2020 are the same ones coming back into the office, even …

The Self-Care Guide for Hustlers

There’s nothing like a global pandemic to up a person’s hustle game. In 2020 many of us set up home offices for the first time and had fewer reasons to leave the house, so it became normal to put in long hours toward a career (or fun new side gig) to stay busy. While challenging ourselves has many benefits, it’s …

All the Feels: How Emotions Help You Achieve Your Goals

Emotions often get a bad rap in the workplace. How many times have you been told to “leave your emotions out” of a decision or meeting? But when it comes to goal-setting — a critical part of any professional development plan — they’re actually one of our most powerful tools.  That’s because goals are only useful to our career growth …

The Real Lessons of Lifelong Learning

As the saying goes: Life comes at you fast. Days turn into weeks turn into years, and before you know it you’re 15 years into a career that wasn’t anything you could have imagined, one that included pivots to new industries and maybe even side hustles. At this point, it’s normal to feel stuck in a rut, or like you …

Oops…I Did It Again

Remember in January when we set our sights on those shiny goals for a new year and a new decade? Well, welcome to February — the lustre of our ambition has worn off a bit, and (if you’re like me) you may be feeling a bit disheartened about your progress to date.  But as with most things, the magic in …

Thank U, Next

Does anyone else feel as if 2018 flew by you like a cargo truck on the highway while you were chugging along on a unicycle? The year was, let’s face it, faster and furious(er) than many of us were ready for. The world around us seems to be changing at a frighteningly quick pace, and everyone I know is just …

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The Anxiety Impact

Over the past two years, as the election cycle ramped up to full speed and we voted for president, reports of increases in hospital and doctor visits increased. The cause? Political anxiety. Doctors have reported seeing more and more patients who are presenting with symptoms of depression, malaise, and anxiety that seem to be rooted in the national political discord. …

Networking Going Nowhere?

I hear from clients and colleagues on a regular basis that networking is the WORST part of their job. Many times the complaint is that they go to so many boring events only to leave tired, tortured, and sometimes tipsy. Networking, it seems, has become a corporate chore. We all know we need to do it but we don’t apply …

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The 40-Year-Old Millennial

A few weeks ago I had a conversation with a colleague that brought up the ever present topic of millennials at work. After some discussion, I reminded this person that I was a millennial and they looked shocked. “I would never have suspected!” they said as if I had told them a deep dark secret. As it turns out, I …