A few months ago, I wrote about the big mistake that many of us make at work--managing our current job at the expense of managing our overall career. We spend so much time trying to please our current employer, we forget that there's a future that will most likely not be in our current role and organization. In part, this is a question of how we spend our time and... Read more →

It's the end of the year and I've been spending a lot of time with clients who are already thinking about 2016. This is a good thing, but part of new beginnings is properly honoring and learning from the previous year. I find that we are eager to start over, but without a good look at what has been, our fresh starts are not as effective. In this post, I... Read more →

I'm very excited to announce the launch of The Leadership Lab--a project I'm co-hosting with my colleague and fellow leadership learner, Rebecca Fabiano. This will be a Professional Learning Community, a mastermind group, an in-person and online course, but most importantly, an opportunity for us to work with others who want to explore and develop new leadership skills and competencies that focus on leader-as-host, rather than leader-as-hero. In the process,... Read more →

Yesterday I had the opportunity to meet with a couple of colleagues to do some goal-setting and planning for 2016. The framework was simple, but the learning was deep, so I wanted to share the process with you as a possibility for your own planning We took the morning to do this work, but you could probably do it in a few hours. I would also recommend doing it with... Read more →

I'm currently working with a colleague to create a Professional Learning Community and experience we're calling "Leadership Lab" that we plan to launch in January. As part of the planning, we're thinking very deeply about the skills and attitudes of Leadership that we feel are important. This work is opening up a lot of questions for me about the nature of leadership, my own beliefs about what it means to... Read more →

One of the worst pieces of advice we give to people about pursuing a meaningful career is to "follow your passion." In my experience, most people have a very narrow sense of what they are passionate about and, in many cases, they've lost touch altogether with any sense of passion in their lives. That is often what brings them to seek career advice in the first place. They essentially feel... Read more →

Tonight is our second Blab Career Clinic in honor of Global Entrepreneurship week and our plan is to talk about how to manage your career like an entrepreneur. One of the things I've noticed as I work with people in my 12-week entrepreneurial coaching/mastermind groups is that one of the biggest shifts we have to work on is moving from thinking like an employee into thinking like an entrepreneur. I... Read more →

I have found something I wish I wrote called Screw Finding Your Passion by Mark Manson (h/t to Lodi Planting for the link) and it is fantastic. It is the advice we need to hear (note there is cursing so if you are offended by that, I apologize. Don't let that get in the way of absorbing the message, though). Here's what I loved: Today I received approximately the 11,504th... Read more →