Career/Life Tips, Reflections & Questions, tips

New year, new word!

In my last post, I tried to make the case for reflection. I closed by summarizing 2019 in one word (balance) and choosing a word to embrace in 2020. The word I chose for this new year/decade was "optimize." And I have to confess, after sitting with it for a couple weeks, it's just not… Continue reading New year, new word!

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.

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.