This past weekend was my final time presiding over our University of Maryland Executive MBA Commencement, before moving on to my next career adventure. It was a great day! The faculty and student speakers that the cohort selected reminisced, encouraged, and challenged the group as they enter the next phases of their careers. For my part, I simply reminded them of the … [Read more...] about Let’s Commence!
Finding work-life balance may not guarantee your success, but without it, failure is almost inevitable. The pursuit of work-life balance feels like a race without a finish line – people are trying to win the battle of doing more of everything while doing it well. The fruits of those labors create sentiments of disharmony, exhaustion, inefficacy, frustration and … [Read more...] about Enhance Your Work-Life Balance
“How did you spend your day?” Maybe we should say: “How did you INVEST your day?” For example: Did I SPEND a lot of holiday time with my family? Or did I INVEST it? I say I invested it in deepening my relationships. Did I SPEND an hour working out at the gym yesterday or did I INVEST it in my health? Instead of asking yourself "How will I SPEND tomorrow … [Read more...] about How You Invest Your Time
In the last days of your life – when you look back – what difference do you hope to have made in the world? What memories will give you joy, satisfaction, and fulfillment? What do you want those who are close to you to remember? When we answer these questions, we are beginning to identify what we want the core purpose of our life to be. There are few things more … [Read more...] about Your Legacy
Getting a Career Coach can be a great idea, but there are also some ways that you can coach yourself. A recent Harvard Business Review article suggests that we focus on these topics and questions in order to coach ourselves: *Build Your Self-Awareness. This is one of the keys to professional development. Create a quick mind-map. Write down your career challenge in the … [Read more...] about Become Your Own Career Coach