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. …

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…

Why Even Seasoned Professionals Fail at Networking
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Why Even Seasoned Professionals Fail at Networking

Everyone talks about the importance of networking, from finding a job to securing a board position. Yet an effective networking campaign hinges on two words that, surprisingly, even many seasoned professionals fail miserably at: FOLLOW-UP! If you aren’t committed to following up with new contacts and referrals, it doesn’t matter how much you network. While…

Make the Most of Your Performance Reviews
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Make the Most of Your Performance Reviews

End of year performance reviews are right around the corner and with them comes the anticipation and excitement usually associated with having a root canal. Yet despite their reputation, these discussions are actually great opportunities to receive honest and specific feedback about your work, tout your accomplishments, and ask for that much wanted stretch assignment,…

Want to Last as a Leader? A State of the Union Address Helps You Stay On Top

Want to Last as a Leader? A State of the Union Address Helps You Stay On Top

Far too often, when Professionals are promoted to their “dream jobs,” they experience something closer to a nightmare. In fact, research indicates that up to forty percent of executives fail within the first eighteen months of taking on a new role. While there can be any number of reasons why a particular leader falls prey…