Archive | Employee Engagement

Pout When You Feel Like It. Then Move On, Man!

There’s something cathartic about a pout once in a while. But when it rolls over into negatively impacting your career, relationships and productivity, it’s no longer “cute.” Sometimes we pout, but we don’t admit we’re pouting. We just feel anger and disappointment and we stop moving forward because “the world’s against us!” Or what we’ve […]

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Get What You Deserve: Money and Happiness

Why do we feel there needs to be choice between money or happiness? Why do we feel guilty expecting one or the other or both? The truth is, there are many people out there (and I hope you’re one of them) who have successfully achieved both money and happiness. Yes, the interpretation of what “achievement” […]

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Snap Out Of It!

If you’ve ever seen the movie Moonstruck, then you know the impact of the exchange between actors Cher and Nicolas Cage. Just like Cage’s character, we can easily get drawn down by the world of problems revolving around us, especially those impacting us personally. This is life. And while we will all face our share […]

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Employ Email Etiquette: Get it Read and Get Results!

Crafting an email that gets results takes practice and skill. Yes, it’s not about just writing your thoughts down but actually considering the reader’s perspective, especially if you want results. So how do you actually get your email read, thoughtfully considered, appreciated and replied to? Well, I curated the expert’s knowledge base. There are a […]

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Mentoring For Career Advancement

A mentoring relationship is imperative for successful career development. It is the foundation for professional insight, opens doors for novice professionals and creates unique and mutually beneficial collaborative opportunities. It’s also a personal relationship built on trust. There’s a lot of power within this relationship and that’s what makes it so important. When the mentoring relationship works, the […]

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Do You Have a Promotion Proposal Ready To Roll?

So your boss called you into her office for your annual review. You talked a little about performance improvement, poked around your strengths a bit and got the well-deserved accolades that you needed to get you back on to doing what you do best. What just happened? You forgot to discuss your promotion proposal and […]

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Are You A “High-Potential?”

Future leaders of America, I’m talking to you! This is your chance to step up and be seen and yes, be tagged as a “high-potential.” This status doesn’t evolve by chance, but rather by your efforts, successes, reputation and value. The Corporate Leadership Council found that 75% of companies in the U.S. see “the development […]

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Are You In The Right Career?

Sometimes life moves quicker than we’d expected and next thing you know, a career is more like a job—something that simply pays the bills. Too often the idea of career change is abandoned because of the fear of change or the perceived risks involved in the change. Yes, those are exponentially diminished in coaching. Still, […]

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