Pay Inequality

Microsoft’s new CEO, Satya Nadella, created quite a furor this month at a conference to celebrate women in technology. With more than 8000 people from around the world hearing him speak on “Building the Career of Your Dreams”, he was asked about advice for women who are uncomfortable requesting a raise. His answer sparked […]

Are Your Listening?

A friend who is in her mid-40s told me that in spite of her professional accomplishments, her material possessions, and a fabulous daughter, she feels a lack of passion. Nothing is exciting for her any longer. Nothing sparks her interest. She may want to make a career change, but has no idea what she […]

Celebrate

It surprises me that we’re already into the eight month of the year. Have you taken the time to stop and celebrate your business achievements throughout the year? In our busy world it’s easy to get focused on day to day activities and forget to celebrate, or even recognize our achievements. Clients tell me […]

Sabbatical

Do you remember the joy and freedom of summer breaks from school? Throughout decades of work that started as a young teenager, until twelve years ago I had only taken two short breaks (five and six weeks) when my two daughters were born. I was longing for a summer break, or what working adults […]

Making a Difference

Making a difference in the world. It’s how our life matters and is exactly why I left the corporate world more than eleven years ago. I longed for a new career that would have more direct impact on the lives of others. Although I was clueless about what that work would be when I […]

Unplug

What Would It Be Like To Unplug?

Technology. Do you love it? Hate it? Or have a love/hate relationship with it? Has its promise of time-saving and efficiency become just another vehicle for distraction, stress, and poor health?

“Unplugging” from technology is a movement, actually a backlash, that’s been gaining momentum over […]

Benefits of Gratitude

What are the Benefits of Gratitude?

Research shows numerous benefits, including its strong and consistent association with greater happiness. Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships. Quite a payback, don’t you think?

More specifically, researchers at UC Davis discovered those who […]

Planning

How do you react to the word “planning”? Some people love it… some try to avoid it… and others accept it because they know its value. No matter what your opinion on planning, it’s a structure that helps people achieve results in businesses and in life. Even the simplest business or life planning can help […]

The Truth About Engagement

The truth about engagement was troubling to learn.

Success magazine (one of my favorites) highlighted a Gallup workplace study about US employee engagement. Engaged, defined by the study as employees involved in, enthusiastic about and committed to their work, and who contribute positively to their organization, were at a low 30% at the end […]

Forgotten Goals

Have you ever forgotten goals you wrote down? I recently completed an annual chore of cleaning out my paper files. This year I went deeper into a personal career folder instead of taking a cursory look as I had done in the past. I was somewhat surprised when I found a small white envelope with […]