Thank you Adam Grant, You Explained Why I Wander the Aisles of Target So Often

Last year, I took on a new freelance project and was out to lunch with my new colleagues.  Because this group travels quite a bit for work, we were discussing how/where we do our best work.  Both of my colleagues described a quiet room with few distractions where they could put their head down andContinue reading “Thank you Adam Grant, You Explained Why I Wander the Aisles of Target So Often”

How to Evaluate Your Work in the Gig Economy

The Gig Economy: it’s sexy, liberating, and scary. So how do you know if you’re doing it right? I recently went through this three-step exercise with a client to create a clear understanding of how she is currently spending her time and effort and shift to spending if more effectively. 1 – Establish Clear CareerContinue reading “How to Evaluate Your Work in the Gig Economy”

4 Lessons from a High Performing Team

“Teamwork doesn’t seem like work.” Early on in my career, a friend used to say this all the time usually while playing teams in Halo. But it has become one of my top 5 sayings while working on teams. Probably because people find is so cheesy they can’t help but smile when they hear it.Continue reading “4 Lessons from a High Performing Team”

It’s Not You; It’s Me Resignation Letter

A resignation letter is meant to achieve two objectives: 1 – Provide HR with the details they need to complete their paperwork.  Namely, identify your last day. 2 – A thank you letter to the company that you are resigning from. As you prepare to leave your current company, take some time to reflect onContinue reading “It’s Not You; It’s Me Resignation Letter”

The S.T.A.R. Method is Everywhere – Especially in Interviews

The hot new approach in business is to share stories via the S.T.A.R. method.  Whether you are applying for a job or up for your annual review, the S.T.A.R. method can help you shine like a star (I really couldn’t help myself there). The S.T.A.R. method focuses on: Situation Task Action Result Situation.  Think bigContinue reading “The S.T.A.R. Method is Everywhere – Especially in Interviews”

How will you pay it forward for someone else’s career?

Who do you wish you had in your career – a mentor, an influencer, a teacher, a networker, a challenger? Be that person for someone else! Consider a few points in your career where some gave you advice or took a risk on you. Who were they? What did the do for you? Are thereContinue reading “How will you pay it forward for someone else’s career?”

For Those Who Are Approaching A Different Commencement: Retirement

In May, I talked about recent college graduates commencing and taking on their first job post-college. There is also another group commencing; those commencing to retirement. Congratulations to those approaching retirement! How do you want to spend the last year or months of your career? How can you contribute the most value? Here are someContinue reading “For Those Who Are Approaching A Different Commencement: Retirement”