5 Tips for Getting Out of a Rut

If you feel like life has become predictable, unfulfilling, and boring, maybe it’s time for a fresh start. Deciding to make a change doesn’t mean you have to turn your life upside down, but it is an opportunity to stand back and revise your current way of life.   Whether it’s a lifestyle, location, or …

Leadership Skills That Are Desired and Get You Noticed

If you aspire to be in a leadership role, do you know what skills you need and that are desired and valued to be truly effective in the role? If you are currently in a leader role, I'd ask the same question. I look at this as a three- level answer: new or emerging leaders, …

Clarifying Work Goals for High Productivity

Goals are a daily fact of life, both personally and professionally. Ensuring that goals are given well and then understood will lead to higher productivity and engagement of them. How can you, as a manager, know that you were clear when conveying them? employees get down to business and work easily employees are happily doing …

The Highest Rated Skill Organizations Want You to Have Today

If you've been following the news (or my blog), you've no undoubtedly been seeing that leaders want workers who possess specific job skills, and that is what hiring is  all about these days. But, I think the important skills get overlooked, particularly the soft - or people- skills; you can possess great technical skills but …

How the Mood of a Leader Attributes to Workplace Behaviors and Culture

If you're like most people, you have probably worked in an environment that was less than positive, perhaps even toxic. Workplace environment and culture are critical elements for workplace happiness. One can love the work they do but, if there is misalignment with the environment, then dissatisfaction will result. The mood of a leader attributes …

You’re Promoted to Manager – Now Act Like It

You have been working at your present job and find that your hard work and dedication has been rewarded to a management position.  Do you know what to do? Do you feel like a leader?  In addition to using the knowledge, skills and abilities that led to the promotion but you need to act like …