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Stop Saying “I Can’t” and Start Acting Like a Consultant

Hearing someone say “I can’t” is one of my top pet peeves of all time. If you’re being asked for something that’s a true impossibility—I can understand that—but too often I hear “I can’t” when the real answer is “I can solve you problem, but I’ll need to approach that problem from a different angle.” “I can’t” is probably one of …

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The Secret Sauce of The Best Managers At Your Company

You’re familiar with The Best Places to Work lists that come out every year. Imagine a spin on that idea—designed to be administered inside your company—The Best People to Work For.  It would go a little something like this:  survey goes out to all employees asking them, anonymously, to identify who the best managers in your company are. Then they’d be asked to explain why they chose …

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Be Bolder in 2015

This time last year, you had some hopes, dreams, and aspirations for how you’d use your time in 2014.  Now it’s 2015, and if you’re like me, you have tons to be thankful for because so many things went better than you could have planned. But there were are also things that you wish you’d handled differently. New habits you …

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JEDI MIND TRICK: Fake It Til You Feel It

What are you doing with your body at this very moment? Are you sitting or standing? If your standing, is your weight equally distributed between your feet or are you placing the majority of your weight on a single foot? What about your arms – crossed, by your side, on your neck, or in your lap? You’ve already heard/seen the …

Shower Guilt + Red Bull Binges = Work-Life Balance Problem

It’s birthday eve for me. My tradition for the past few years has been to use today as a personal new years eve of sorts. It’s a good opportunity to reflect on what’s occurred in the last year. I’ll list out milestones, lessons learned, people I’m grateful for. I also pick some areas I need to improve on in the …

Right Now on Tremendous Upside: 3 Tips For Handling Conflict at Work

I’m over at a Tremendous Upside today giving 3 tips you can use to make your work conflicts less awful and more productive. The full, original post can be found in the link below. Here’s how it starts: Think of the last time you had an argument with someone at work. Sucked, right? No one likes conflict, which is why so …