Career/Life Tips, Reflections & Questions, tips

Give yourself the gift of FOCUS.

I recently found a notebook from one of the busiest periods of my professional career. It contained my daily to-do lists along with notes from the meetings I attended, right around the time I was trying to build and launch an online learning platform for more than 30,000 students - on top of maintaining my… Continue reading Give yourself the gift of FOCUS.

Book Group, What I'm Reading

A Book for These Divisive Times

I'm going to admit: whenever someone is mainstream enough that Oprah endorses them, it usually prompts me to turn and run in the other direction. It's not that I don't like Oprah - it's that I prefer to carve my own path and avoid things that seem trendy. As a result, although I loved Brené… Continue reading A Book for These Divisive Times

leadership, Reflections & Questions, tips

Been there, done that: Telling an employee he isn’t getting a raise.

It's fun to play Santa and dole out generous year-end bonuses and raises. But what if your sack is a bit light this year and instead you feel like the Grinch? Been there, done that. It's never fun to tell someone - ESPECIALLY great performers - that there's just not money to reward them. And… Continue reading Been there, done that: Telling an employee he isn’t getting a raise.