It’s August. If you’re anything like me - a working parent with multiple children - the approaching end of the summer brings a combination of relief and panic. Relief, because you’ll no longer be cobbling together childcare options from expensive summer camps, grandparent visits, and PTO. Panic, because the lax attitude you can adopt in the summer towards your … [Read more...] about Back to School – Boon or Bust?
Wimbledon just concluded and the US Open is just six weeks away – time for some great tennis! I’m not a good player, but here are a few of my observations from watching some excellent matches. I think there are some takeaways we can apply to our working world. Champions Minimize Foolish Mistakes. One statistic that the commentators refer to is “unforced errors” – errors … [Read more...] about Unforced Errors & Winners
Research* shows that promotions and salary increases are positively correlated with more time spent networking. But what if you are like me – a working Mom with four young boys? Women are more likely, especially after they have children, to cut down on the socializing and politicking part of their jobs. Time spent socializing is time not spent doing the key activities of … [Read more...] about Networking for Career Success
Why does any leader fail? One could probably write many books on this, but research done by two top executive coaches and published in the book, Why CEOs Fail, identifies eleven different possible behavioral “derailers” that could sidetrack any of us. These are possible “traps” we could fall into – often because we use a “winning” behavior to an extreme. Check these out … [Read more...] about Why CEOs Fail
This is the final blog in a three part series on Positivity. The first one outlined the benefits of having a high ratio of positive emotional experiences compared to negative ones, which are: 1.) Enhanced Performance, 2.) More Fulfillment and Satisfaction, and 3.) Better Health. Next, we looked at ways to decrease the negative emotional experiences you have in life. This … [Read more...] about Positivity Power Toolkit