Why I Started Checking for Resilience

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 […]

10 Steps to Climbing the Corporate Ladder

I put this together for a client group, which resulted in a fantastic booklet with action steps and exercises. Here are the highlights. Step 1: Know where you want to go. Each step in your career takes you in a direction. Are you going where you want to go? Take some time to evaluate where you […]

How to Make People Accountable

In an ideal world, you have hired motivated, self-directed people who will actually punish themselves more than you ever could for not meeting objectives. Those are the people who get a performance management review that has a dozen or more glowing comments and all they remember is the one ‘needs improvement’. However, in the real […]