Three Ways to Get Your Career Jumpstarted in 2023. Tip #3: Invest in Yourself

The new year is the time we make resolutions about almost every aspect of our lives, including our careers. If you’re ready for a fresh start in 2023, here are some ideas to get your career off to a good start. Click here and here to read the previous tips. I’ve always been interested in … Continue reading Three Ways to Get Your Career Jumpstarted in 2023. Tip #3: Invest in Yourself

2023 is the Year of the Rabbit

The Lunar New Year starts January 22nd, 2023 (Chinese New Year) and ends on February 9th, 2024. 2023 is the year of the Rabbit. The sign of Rabbit is a symbol of longevity, peace, and prosperity in Chinese culture.  Years of the Rabbit include 2023, 2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963, 1951, 1939, and 1927. People born in a year of the Rabbit are believed to be vigilant, witty, quick-minded, and ingenious. Here’s … Continue reading 2023 is the Year of the Rabbit

Three Ways to Get Your Career Jumpstarted in 2023. Tip #2: Strengthen and Broaden Your Network

The new year is the time we make resolutions about almost every aspect of our lives, including our careers. If you’re ready for a fresh start in 2023, here are some ideas to get your career off to a good start. Click here to read the previous tip. Your network is one of the foundations … Continue reading Three Ways to Get Your Career Jumpstarted in 2023. Tip #2: Strengthen and Broaden Your Network

Focusing on Right Now

I’m re-reading some Stoic writings, and I highly recommend it for anyone who’s ready to make a change in the way they’re handling their emotions. If you’re just getting started with Stoicism, Matthew Van Natta’s The Beginner’s Guide to Stoicism: Tools for Emotional Resilience and Positivity is a great place to start. He starts out … Continue reading Focusing on Right Now

End of the Year Career Checkup for 2022

For many of us, the end of the year is an opportunity for reflection about the past 12 months. It’s a great time to look at what went well in your career and what you might like to change. Here are four questions to ask to determine the health of your career. When you look … Continue reading End of the Year Career Checkup for 2022

Keeping Your Cool at Work

“Losing your head in a crisis is a good way to become the crisis.”― C.J. Redwine, Defiance It can happen to anyone. A stressful week, problems at home, the guy who cut you off in traffic, the holiday rush – it can easily add up and make your nerves a little frayed. All it takes is a … Continue reading Keeping Your Cool at Work

Are You Really Sorry?

I’ve counted. About 10 times a day, if I’m out running errands. Some days, it’s the phrase I use often to start sentences when dealing with colleagues, especially those I don’t have a close relationship with. “I’m sorry.” Cross in front of someone browsing in the cereal aisle? I’m sorry. Answering an email an hour … Continue reading Are You Really Sorry?

When Humor Becomes Weaponized

“It was just a joke.” How many times have you witnessed mean and aggressive behavior explained away by that line? Actor Will Smith’s meltdown at the Academy Awards was inexcusable, but it ripped the cover off something we all know: humor, even when used by professionals, can become a weapon. The very things that make … Continue reading When Humor Becomes Weaponized

Your Problem Solving Style May Have Some Blind Spots

In a previous post, I cited Cheryl Strauss Einhorn, the founder and CEO of Decisive, a decision sciences company. She’s studied how people make decisions for years, and has written a book called Problem Solver: Maximizing Your Strengths to Make Better Decisions. She’s developed five decision archetypes (find the descriptions here.) She says that each … Continue reading Your Problem Solving Style May Have Some Blind Spots

Small Things that Feel Big

In a previous post, I wrote about micro expressions – tiny flickers of emotion that tell the truth even when someone would prefer not to. This post is about another small thing that can make a big difference in your relationships. If you haven’t heard the term microaggression before, it’s probably because most people don’t … Continue reading Small Things that Feel Big