Nailing Performance Reviews

Fall is not my favorite season but I’m coming around to a few things it has to offer (though not a one of them is pumpkin spice). I am loving the smell of fall, both inside and outside. OK so I’ve always loved the ‘inside’ smells of fall. Cooking is a passion of mine soContinue reading “Nailing Performance Reviews”

What Does Success Look Like?

What is the definition of success? What would it look like for you to be successful right now? How about in 10 years? Are both(or either) of those different from how you would have defined success 10 years ago? Hopefully you’re able to answer each of those questions. Meaning, you know what you want, youContinue reading “What Does Success Look Like?”

Transitioning to a New Stage in Life

How often have you heard people tell you, you’re going to miss this, when referring to how you’re currently experience a stage in life? How do you typically react? Does it help you reset your perspective and focus on the positives walking away from that conversation more thankful for the current moment than before? OrContinue reading “Transitioning to a New Stage in Life”

Impacting My Reputation

There is a lot of talk around biases in recent years, which is a good thing. Biases impact our view of a person before we know them based on a stereotype or a story we’ve told ourselves about ‘people like them.’ Biases hurt not only the person who is being stereotyped but also the greaterContinue reading “Impacting My Reputation”

How to Utilize an Assessment?

There are personality assessments, leadership assessments, organizational assessments, engagement assessments, the list goes on and on. How many have you taken over the years? Did you utilize the results? Did your company teach you how to utilize those results? Did you do it right? That last one sounds odd right. I mean, these are assessments,Continue reading “How to Utilize an Assessment?”

Should I Change Jobs?

Almost all of us have wondered from time to time if we’re in the right position for us. We’ve considered looking for more of a challenge, more earning potential, or looked at switching industries all together. There can be some anxiety around those thoughts or decisions but for the most part it is an excitingContinue reading “Should I Change Jobs?”

Not Taking Feedback Personally

Do you ever make a suggestion or create a whole plan, thinking this is the best thing since sliced bread, only to find out no one else likes it or wants to do it? You get all excited, you have the idea all thought out and you essentially get a thanks but no thanks? ThisContinue reading “Not Taking Feedback Personally”

Continuously Improving on Sound Logic

The other day I saw my kids stacking a small stool onto another larger stool that was already on top of a kitchen chair. As the 6 year old was getting ready to climb up the DIY latter I walked into the room and said, Whoa what exactly is the plan here? They had letContinue reading “Continuously Improving on Sound Logic”

Why Grease a Squeaky Wheel

Have you ever noticed that the one who whines loud enough and often enough typically gets what they want? Well, if you’re a parent you might be looking at this with a judgmental cocked eyebrow, I would never, you can’t give in to whining. Yeah, I get it (I’m certain I’ve pulled out a *groan*Continue reading “Why Grease a Squeaky Wheel”

Gratitude vs Hustle

I’ve read and watched and heard a lot lately about pushing, hustling, chasing all of the things that get you closer to living your ideal life. I know that to some extent I asked for that. I mean, that’s what the social algorithms do. They fill your feed with what you, in some sense, askedContinue reading “Gratitude vs Hustle”