10 Simple Things Productive People Do Better (And So Can You)

June 30 , 2014

Productive people appear to have the ability to do it all, but that’s only an appearance. The truth is they’ve figured out some important lifestyle habits, that while simple, most of us have not yet mastered.

Filed Under: Career Advice, Efficiency, efficiency, Good Habits, good habits, Productivity, productivity

Why Can’t We All Just Get Along – In the Office

June 26 , 2014

For most working people, we spend more time at work than we do at home, so it’s important to have healthy relationships with the people we work and interact with, including employees, managers and customers. Dealing with personalities, moods and egos can be tricky. Since we can’t change them, then...

Filed Under: Behavior in the Workplace, behavior in the workplace, Insights, insights, Office Politics, office politics, Rational Thought, rational thought

4 Pieces of Career Advice You Should Never Take

June 23 , 2014

Think of the most successful people you know and the people you aspire to be like. Did they follow conventional wisdom? Did they walk well-worn paths? Most likely, the most successful people are also the ones who blazed their own trail and threw conventions to the wind.

Filed Under: Career Advice, Professional Development, professional development, Success, success, Your Career, your career

How to Own Your Talent, Ambition, and Success

June 19 , 2014

You need to own your – fill in the blanks: success, authority, confidence, power, compassion, status, role, product, influence, etcetera. Yet every time you hear someone use the idea of owning something – your talent, skill, ambition, commitment – they always say it as though what you need to “own”...

Filed Under: Attitude, Branding, branding, Career Advice, Quick Tips, quick tips

10 Habits That Can Lead to Success

June 16 , 2014

Success doesn’t come by accident. It comes from consistent hard work in pursuit of a dream. It comes from a passion that drives you, day and night. And it also comes from constantly and diligently employing some key habits that position you for greatness.

Filed Under: Good Habits, good habits, Persistence, persistence, Professional Development, professional development, Success, success

Traits of a Motivated Leader

June 12 , 2014

If there is one trait that virtually all effective leaders have, it is motivation – a variety of self-management whereby we mobilize our positive emotions to drive us toward our goals. Motivated leaders are driven to achieve beyond expectations – their own and everyone else’s. The key word here is ...

Filed Under: Attitude, Insights, insights, Leadership, Success, success

Five Things Every Leader Should Do

June 09 , 2014

I was recently asked what I saw as major focus areas for leaders. There are many things a leader needs to balance, but here are a few key things that they should always keep front of mind.

Filed Under: Good Habits, good habits, inspiration, Inspiration, Leadership, Your Career, your career

7 Ways to Achieve Work/Life Harmony

June 05 , 2014

Establishing and maintaining a healthy work/life balance is something many of us aspire to but struggle to achieve. As my professional and personal lives progressed over the last 10 years, and my responsibilities grew, striving for balance felt increasingly like the wrong goal for me.

Filed Under: Best Advice, best advice, Career Advice, Work-Life Balance

4 Steps to Achieving the Impossible

June 02 , 2014

Those who know me well know that I love to plan, to aspire, and to hopefully accomplish. I remember planning at age 10 for my profession, at age 20 for my parenthood, and at age 30 for my "retirement" years. I've always had the philosophy to "plan your age": that is, if you're 25 years old, plan...

Filed Under: Attitude, Big Ideas & Innovation, Big Ideas & Innovation, Dreams, dreams, Goals, goals