Who is Responsible for Career Development Anyway?

Remember when there used to be a career ladder to climb?  Flatter organizations, frequently changing organizational structures and newly emerging jobs have kicked the ladder out from many people. Career Development is an exploration and

Using the F Word at Work

Some people would rather drop the "f" bomb at work than talk about the other "f" word - feelings.  That's right - feelings have a place at work.  How can they not? We are after

The Least Amount

I have always been one to give my fullest effort, but at a certain point in my life between family, career and well-being that became almost impossible. As I started to reexamine my life, I

The Ideal Team Player

One of the benefits of being a Board Member for Make-A-Wish Orange County and Inland Empire are the professional development opportunities that are available.  This week I got a preview of Patrick Lencioni's newest book,

Magic Unleashed

Following a two-day staff retreat, a client recently said to me, "I just love seeing  you work your magic."   Now, I don't saw people in half or pull rabbits out of a hat, but

Super Recognition

Employees are often asked to perform super human acts, which they willingly do, but they are often discouraged when no one notices or says anything about it.  Leaders that encourage and create an environment where

Will You Mentor Me?

You've looked at her profile and checkout her photos.  You've read her social media feeds and decided it's time to pop the question.  Not the one to share eternal love and and a life together,

9 Steps to a Happier Workplace

As part of  a client workshop with 60 employees, I asked the participants to write a script and share with their coworkers and managers: How I work best ... What I need to do my

For Better Results, Manage Your Energy

Help me manage my time. Help me prioritize my work. Help me get more done. Okay!  I recorded a podcast that can help you get more done in less time by focusing not on checklists

The Threads of Life

In honor of this holiday of the heart, I wanted to share a favorite poem, Threads by James Autry, author of Love and Profit: The Art of Caring Leadership.  Over 20 years ago a professor shared this