I'm curious, and would love to hear from you.
It's Thanksgiving time here in the U.S. It's a holiday where we reflect on our gratitude.
After witnessing so much violence and destruction in the news lately, it's easy to lose track of...
To prevent toxic work, would you give your manager a letter like this?
I recently asked for feedback on a survey, with the key question: What makes a workplace "toxic" for you?
In just two days, nearly 75 people answered the question. A few...
It breaks my heart when people tell me they don't like their work.
So, as a career and leadership coach, I always ask, "So, what are you doing to create work you truly want to be doing?"
Too often, the answer is, "Well, nothing."
You're not supposed to cry at work, right?
But there's a particular situation that can make almost any smart, hard-working professional burst into tears on the job.
I call this instance of moist eyes and sobbing at work "The Big Delta."
The Big Delta happened to me a number of...
Last night, I went to a dance class that got me thinking about love at work.
I practice a dance form called Soul Motion -- a moving meditation, set to high-energy music. It's facilitated in a way where we dancers are invited to be conscious of our movement, as we...
If you're at a career crossroads and considering whether to leave your job this year, your fulfillment rests on one decision.
What is that crucial decision?
Which path will you follow?
The "should" path? Or the "want to" path?
Choose carefully. Which path you traverse really matters.
The "Should" Path
I recently learned a great question that's reducing my need to complain or suffer, and I want to share it with you:
"Do you really need to shoot the second arrow?"
If you've ever had something upsetting or disappointing happen, and then you complain, rage, or otherwise wish...
I'm so, so sorry. It's taken me years to realize that I've treated you badly.
I don't just mean eating all that heavy, buttery, sugary food over the holidays. Nor am I talking about lazily sitting on the couch, avoiding any form of exercise.
Yes, those things are...
I wish I had a quiet mind. But in general, I don't.
Sometimes, my mind feels like an enormous noisy hall filled with thousands of busy bouncing balls. Urgent tasks lurk inside each ball, and I'm worried about which ones need my attention first. As I try to figure out...
How do you navigate your way to work that fits?
As I look back on my career journey so far, I'm grateful for my dear body's wisdom. Maybe you're like me, with a mind that refuses to move you out of life-sapping work.
My heart and gut ultimately became...
Here we stand, in the new year, 2014. We all know what that means, right?
It's time to set New Year's resolutions.
Ugh! Really? Who wants to write a bland list of resolutions?
Not me. If we're at all like me, the idea of setting resolutions lands for you like...
"I wish I was smarter," Barbara confided in me.
I was baffled. Barbara earned a Ph.D. in physics and manages a huge division of a Fortune 500 company. Her job requires massive intellect.
So I asked: "If you were smarter, what would be different, Barbara?"
"I'd actually listen to...
If a fairy godmother could make something in your life appear that's not currently appearing, what would it be?
A better job? A new relationship? Greater peace with yourself?
Well, if you find that fairy godmother, tell her I'd love her to wave her magic wand over me, too, and...
I know how awful it is to feel stuck in work that doesn't fit.
I'm sorry if you're doing soul-deadening work that drains you, day after day. It's hard for me to watch your lifeless expression when your work feels like a grind. Sometimes, I want to cry knowing that...
I have a big soft spot in my heart for people who are "between jobs." That's a term I much prefer to "unemployed," and maybe you do, too, especially if that's your current situation, right?
So, whether you're looking for work, or know someone who is, I've gotta tell you,...
Wednesday will be Independence Day in the United States
Regardless of where you are in the world. I want to help you gain independence for something that truly matters: Your career.
I know how awful it can be to feel stuck in work that drives you...
Do Sunday nights fill you with the dread of "back to work Monday?" Do you want to hide under the covers when the alarm goes off each weekday? Surveys show that upwards of 70 percent of us have "resigned" ourselves to unengaging, numbing work.