We all want to be taken seriously, right? We enter each conference room and begin each phone call with the hope that we are credible and helpful. When we have confidence in ourselves and our contribution, it is much easier to be taken seriously. [Read more…]
Make 30 tacos or hire 30 people? My husband was faced with this strange decision a number of years ago. He had successfully completed the training program for managers of a fast food restaurant and was quickly assigned a troubled restaurant. But, before introducing himself as manager to the staff, [Read more…]
While out walking, I saw a dog being “inspired” to change course. By that, I mean, the owner, without any verbal commands, sulled on the leash forcing the dog to walk on the other side. Though I was listening to a podcast at 1.8x the normal speed and louder than I should, I could still [Read more…]
Have you ever given so much of yourself in a job that you actually wondered if you may be suffering from post-traumatic stress? I have yet to see a job description that includes the phrases “work so hard you burn out” or “if you’re not crying, you’re not working.” [Read more…]
Transparency is tricky in the work place, right? What is appropriate to share and what isn’t? Does your title dictate how much you share? How do you foster credibility if you are completely transparent? How do you foster trust when you aren’t being completely transparent? [Read more…]
Perhaps you already see the signs of growth in your organization. Maybe you are seeing results from the marketing you ramped up last quarter or you landed that big project. Unfortunately, a typical response to these “threats” of expansion is one of celebration followed by the realization that you aren’t ready! This realization is a lack of confidence or preparedness and can translate into self-sabotage.