Adding Value Every Day

If you would ever thank one of my favorite Creative Directors for his contributions, he would always reply, “Just adding value.” And it was true. Every big idea or quick insight was adding incredible value to the project and our clients. He certainly taught me the concept of adding value at every opportunity. That quipContinue reading “Adding Value Every Day”

Five People You Need in Your Network

There are five types of people you should have in your network.  These are people who will teach, connect, and support you.  Take a look at your current network and see if you have at least three people of each type in your network.  If not, be intentional to round out your network. Also, rememberContinue reading “Five People You Need in Your Network”

Three Career Lessons From My Mom

In celebration of Mother’s Day, I have to tell you my mom is awesome.  As much as she’s helped me personally; I owe my professional success to her.  Here are the top three lessons my mom taught me.  1 – Always be hustling.  My mom always had a full-time job and a few side hustles. Continue reading “Three Career Lessons From My Mom”

Align your Actions with your Leadership Aspirations

Who is that leader you emulate? What does your leadership style look like when you are at your best? Which adjectives would you use to express the leader you want to be? How would you want others to describe your leadership? Think big: Sheryl Sandberg, MLK Jr., Bill & Melinda Gates, your parents, a mentor,Continue reading “Align your Actions with your Leadership Aspirations”

Common Sense Always Wins

There are so many ways to say it… K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple Stupid) Control Your Controllable Focus It all goes back to… common sense always wins.  When we can keep it simple and focus, we have a direction to move in.  When we focus on what makes sense, the challenges seem easier to tackle, andContinue reading “Common Sense Always Wins”

How will you pay it forward for someone else’s career?

Who do you wish you had in your career – a mentor, an influencer, a teacher, a networker, a challenger? Be that person for someone else! Consider a few points in your career where some gave you advice or took a risk on you. Who were they? What did the do for you? Are thereContinue reading “How will you pay it forward for someone else’s career?”