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Trust and Confidence – The Super Duo for Leaders!

In life you are fortunate to have true friendships that bridge distance and career. I was honored when my friend and colleague Vicki Ryan recently asked me to write something for her blog, and it got me thinking about how important the ability to build trust and inspire confidence are in life and work. All that thinking resulted in this …

Stress? Join the Club

Life is full of unavoidable stressors that range from petty to serious. We can’t eliminate all the events, situations or behaviors that create stress, but we absolutely own how we respond to and deal with them. For example, I’m one of those people that never left time for the unexpected on my commute. In fact, I pressed the envelope, doing …

Things Are Changing, So What?

Today, companies are in a constant state of flux – merging, divesting, reorganizing and transforming – leaving you to figure out what the impact may be on you. I have experienced similar situations, and not surprisingly, my immediate reaction was anxiety and questions about what I would do next if my job disappeared. Sound familiar? When this happened to me, …

Working With Others Takes Work!

In your workplace every day you’re managing dozens of relationships, upwards, sideways and down. There’s your boss, and his or her boss…your peers, your direct reports, their teams and so on. It should come as no surprise that all their differing styles may not meld perfectly with yours. In fact, at times it can be downright annoying. You may have …