What You Need to Know About Manager Credibility

What You Need to Know About Manager Credibility

In my role as a talent development professional, I have been helping managers become better leaders for longer than I like to admit (think decades, not years).  When I facilitate leadership sessions, participants are often surprised to learn that I believe credibility is the most essential trait of a leader. I am not surprised to learn…

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If You Want More Work-Life Balance in 2018 Schedule Your "life"

If You Want More Work-Life Balance in 2018 Schedule Your "life"

I took some time off over the holidays. I stepped back entirely from my day job and distanced myself from YOM. It was delightful. I used part of my time to regroup, get things organized, get ready for the new year, and try new cocktail recipes.  Decluttering, organizing my 2018 planner, and most importantly cleaning out my closet…

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Anxious About Family Time This Holiday? Your Job Skills Can Help

Anxious About Family Time This Holiday? Your Job Skills Can Help

Are you feeling a little anxious about holiday family gatherings? Had I been wiser, I know I would have approached those with my dysfunctional family much differently. How can you endure regardless of the dynamics?  If you're a young professional who feels like they're back in high school around family, or spending time with a significant other's loved ones, tap into the skills that make you shine every day at work. Here are five ways to survive (and possibly thrive) this holiday.

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Stay Focused and Get More Done with This Simple Formula

Stay Focused and Get More Done with This Simple Formula

For years, I have found that managing time and tasks is a key skill people quickly learn and just as quickly forget. Ironically, when they get busy. If you're like most young professionals, you're juggling tasks, interactions, deadlines and all the day-to-day minutiae that comes your way. Without a process in place, you can struggle to…

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Want Success in the New Year? Focus on Goals, Not Resolutions

Want Success in the New Year? Focus on Goals, Not Resolutions

Oh, we love our new years resolutions don't we? We talk and toast. We have such lofty plans for change every new year. But even with the best of intentions, many of us lose momentum by the end of February.  Our efforts start strong but fade fast.  Sadly, that's why many of us have "carryover" resolutions…

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4 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Meetings

4 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Meetings

If you’re kicking back or multi-tasking during business meetings you may be missing out big time. If you haven't put two and two together yet, let Your Office Mom do the math for you. Feel left out or overlooked? Feel stuck? Need to widen your circle of work contacts? Meetings are where it's happening…

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Welcome to My World. It's About Time

Welcome to My World. It's About Time

Welcome! I’m elated you’re here. To say I’m relieved to launch this website is an understatement. In retrospect, I wish I had kept a count of the hours allocated for this project. It’s always like that isn’t it? Anytime you finish a big project, you think back. “Damn! I should have kept track.” But you don’t, because you never think…

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