Improved Communications Skills should be a Goal that lasts your entire Career

One of my current clients has a goal to improve her communication skills. I hear this goal from almost every one of my clients in every stage of their career. It demonstrates self-awareness that even professionals at the top of their game want to be better communicators. Being a better communicator can be broken downContinue reading “Improved Communications Skills should be a Goal that lasts your entire Career”

The Reciprocity of Empathy will improve your Professional Development

“Perception is Reality;” I was frustrated the first time I heard this quote. My manager was sitting down to talk to me about some negative feedback about my teamwork and attitude. It didn’t feel good because that negative feedback came from people that didn’t understand my intention. I have a strong work ethic, and IContinue reading “The Reciprocity of Empathy will improve your Professional Development”

Prioritize Your Purpose; Not Your Tasks

Since 2009, 24% of professionals spent some time working from home according to the US Department of Labor; thanks to our connectivity through smartphones and an increase in flexible work schedules.  This connectivity also has burnout on the rise. Sometimes your job can seem like a loop of mundane tasks.  To reduce the chance ofContinue reading “Prioritize Your Purpose; Not Your Tasks”

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”

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?”