How to Develop Your Leadership Style

How to Develop Your Leadership Style

One of the dirty secrets of management is that once you get good at something, and get promoted to manager, you stop doing the thing that you were good at and start figuring out how to manage people. When this happens, most people are usually elated to get that promotion, title, and pay increase, but don’t always realize how different …

Surviving the First 90 Days at Your New Job

Surviving the First 90 Days at Your New Job

Congratulations! After countless interviews, job searches, information sessions, and daunting application processes, you finally landed the job. Now, the real work begins. Surviving the first 90 days at your new job is crucial for your development and personal growth within a new role. No matter your experience level or familiarity with the new position, you can ensure success by creating …

Job Search Red Flags You Shouldn’t Ignore

Job Search Red Flags You Shouldn't Ignore

Hindsight is 20/20. When you leave a toxic job, you can clearly see all the red flags that you either downplayed or ignored. It’s easy to replay those situations in your head and imagine what you would have done differently. As much as you may have learned and grown from the experience, your time is valuable. In the future, I …

Work-Life Balance is a Myth

Work-Life Balance is a Myth

Work-life balance is a myth. Popularized in the 1980s, the idea of “work-life balance” was created as more women entered the workforce. The idea of balance was designed to encourage women to spend as much time at work as they did at home. You can learn more about its history here. But what most of us have come to realize …

When to Hire a Career Coach

When to Hire a Career Coach

One of the hardest things to do in any career, and in life, is to be honest with yourself about your strengths and weaknesses. Getting comfortable and understanding our weaknesses is the best way to face them. Identifying areas for growth and addressing them head-on is a great way to clear your path to success. In reality, owning up to …

Closing the Gap: Own Your Career Break and Start Fresh

Closing the Gap: Own Your Career Break and Start Fresh

  Bereavement. Career transition. Caregiving. Full-time parenting. Gap year. Layoff/position eliminated. Health and well-being. Personal goal pursuit. Professional development. Relocation. Retirement. Travel. Voluntary work. These are all reasons for taking a career break. In a survey of nearly 23,000 workers and more than 4,000 hiring managers, LinkedIn found that nearly two-thirds (62%) of employees have taken a break at some …

Face the Fear and Change Your Career

Face the Fear and Change Your Career

Have you ever dreamed about making a career change and doing something completely different with your life? You’re not alone. The Covid-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on employees, so much so that 50 percent of employees intend to make career changes as a result, according to a Catalyst-CNBC survey. Thirty-three percent are looking for a job in a …

How to Find Career Alignment

Instead of setting resolutions that are destined to fail, each year I choose one word to focus on. This word serves as a guiding star for everything I do that year. I write it on a post-it note and stick it to my computer so I am reminded of my word every day. This year, I’ve chosen the word “Alignment.” …

Achieve Your Goals by Calling Your Shot

Achieve your goals by calling your shot

Call Your Shot In sports or pool, sometimes a player will say or point to where their shot will go before they make it. The point of this is to show your skill when you put the ball where you called it. There’s power in calling your shot. Successful people do this all the time and a big part of …

Self-Care Won’t Fix Your Burnout

How many times have you been told to take a vacation or get a massage to combat your burnout? If you are chronically burnt out from work and stress, these “self-care” solutions won’t fix your burnout and are at best a temporary reprieve, not a long-term fix.   I recently read an article about managing burnout that has stuck with …