Your Post Performance Review xTwo
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Your Post Performance Review xTwo

The 2023 performance and comp discussions have been delivered. Ostensibly they are in our rearview mirrors. Yet, both employees and employers often leave these discussions with many unanswered questions and concerns. Recently, a client gave what she thought was a very positive review to one of the best members of her team. All was going well…

A Month Filled with Wisdom & Gratitude
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A Month Filled with Wisdom & Gratitude

“Speak with kindly motivation. Speak what is true and helpful, speak in due season and to the benefit of all.” ~ The Buddha With so much anger and vitriol in the world, where people are refusing to listen to another person’s point of view, the Buddhist concept of Wise Speech feels very much on point. …

Everybody’s got a story. What’s yours?
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Everybody’s got a story. What’s yours?

“Stories constitute the single most powerful weapon in a leader’s arsenal.” ~ Dr. Howard Gardner, Harvard University For the past 51 years, the picturesque town of Jonesborough, Tennessee, has hosted The International Storytelling Festival. I was among the 10,000 lucky listeners who heard tales of varying veracity, humor, and poignancy. Expert storytellers from around the…

Your life is beyond compare!
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Your life is beyond compare!

In the Netflix documentary “Tiny Shoulders,”- we see how Mattel reimagined Barbie’s unattainable likeness. We also hear from many women who admit that this iconic doll was their original object of what I call ‘Compare and Despair.’ She was beautiful, impossibly proportioned, impeccably dressed and successful. These women, like millions of young girls today, aspired…

Why is competition at work such a dirty word?
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Why is competition at work such a dirty word?

Most of my clients won’t admit to having a competitive streak, but I’ve found that they weren’t being honest with themselves. No surprise, men are more comfortable with competition because of cultural and societal norms of masculinity. Still, I have coached men for whom competition is considered a dirty word, with labels such as “not…

Bored No More
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Bored No More

I am hearing more and more that boredom is the main reason people are questioning their current career trajectory. Is boredom the quickest path to burnout? As I coach professionals questioning their waning ambition, my goal is to reignite their passion and their purpose for their work.  Are you back in the office, still working…