The Muddied Meaning of Mindfulness

The Muddied Meaning of Mindfulness

“Might workplace mindfulness—in the cubicle or on the court—be just another way to get employees to work harder for nothing but airy rewards?” This query, proposed by Virginia Heffernan in her article in The New York Times Magazine, really got me thinking. Sure, I’m...
Career Complaint to Career Compliment

Career Complaint to Career Compliment

The last thing you probably want to do when you’re frustrated with someone is to give them a compliment. However, complimenting someone is a mindful way to move away from a career complaint. There are two caveats with this approach: The compliment must be authentic....
Career Confidence

Career Confidence

I’m always flattered and honored when a client tells me that I’ve given them the confidence they needed to achieve their goals. While it’s certainly nice to hear, I always remind them that I didn’t do it. No, I can’t give anyone confidence. Nor can you. What we can do...
Quit Your Job!

Quit Your Job!

That’s right. Quit your job and say “yes” to your career. Thinking your work is just a job is like saying your food is cardboard (hopefully it isn’t). If there’s no flavor or joy in the experience, it’s time to quit and make a change. But you may not really need to...