How Workplace Bullying Nearly Ruined Me

By |April 26th, 2017|

From early on in my career, I always got head-hunter calls. When you reach a certain level of expertise, they find you. This was before LinkedIn and Facebook, and they could still find you. At the time, I was not interested in going anywhere. Sure, my boss ignored me most of the time, but I […]

Are little errors starting to happen?

By |July 5th, 2016|

Why do I ask that? It is one of the signs that it is time to get some help. The main signs are:

You have turned down work.
Quality issues are surfacing like missed deadlines, administrative errors, product returns, and customer complaints.
Excessive overtime. When was the last time you took a day or even an afternoon off?
You […]

Why I Started Checking for Resilience

By |March 15th, 2016|

I was watching Barbara Corcoran’s TED Talk on Rethinking Failure. One of the key messages that popped out for me was the ability to handle failure. Her message was that her successes always came on the heels of failure.

One of the qualities that helps a person recover from failure is resilience. It is the ability […]

Leadership and Courage

By |February 23rd, 2016|

As leaders, we need to draw upon courage we don’t always feel or have. We are the guardians of our areas of influence, whether it is school, home, or volunteer work. It is our responsibility to respond to situations that may scare us a little bit; or a great deal.

It can be tough to make […]