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.

Career/Life Tips, Reflections & Questions, Resources

One habit to launch a great new year: pause and reflect.

I'll admit: I'm a bit of a reflection nut. For me, life seems most meaningful when - rather than just floating through tackling the day-to-day - I make time to step back and reflect on my path. While I'm not as extreme as Socrates ("the unexamined life is not worth living"), I do tend to… Continue reading One habit to launch a great new year: pause and reflect.

Career/Life Tips, Reflections & Questions

Thanksgiving: a practice, not just a holiday.

There's a lot to love about Thanksgiving: the opportunity to spend time with family and friends, the endless meal and its leftovers, football, pumpkin pie, and - in my book - the act of giving thanks. I love that there's an entire holiday dedicated to this idea! There are many forms a gratitude practice can… Continue reading Thanksgiving: a practice, not just a holiday.