What Skill will you Develop this Year?

Your career development is solely your responsibility.  You get to develop the skills you want.  You get to apply for the roles that you can use those skills and develop more.  You get to seek out mentors and accountability partners who can help you achieve your goals. Now, sometimes it may feel like our developmentContinue reading “What Skill will you Develop this Year?”

Difficult isn’t a barometer you’re on the right path

I used to be motivated by the whole “no pain, no gain” and other strong quotes about how brilliance is on the other side of hard work. I don’t always buy it anymore. It doesn’t have to be difficult. And we shouldn’t use pain or difficulties as a barometer we’re on the right path. I’veContinue reading “Difficult isn’t a barometer you’re on the right path”

Communicating Decisions: We Fixed the Glitch

Making decisions can be complex, especially when it involves people. As managers, we put so much thought into the decisions we make that by the time the decision is made, our energy for that situation is spent. The decision-making group walks away and tackles the next situation. Leaders, however, know that if you stop there,Continue reading “Communicating Decisions: We Fixed the Glitch”

I want you to success!

Early on in my career, I hit that first rut; I wasn’t excited to go to work and I didn’t know what was next.  I had a conversation with my then manager, Steve Smith, and he asked me what I needed.  I responded, I need you to appreciate me and want me to succeed. AfterContinue reading “I want you to success!”