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Give Others Positive Energy

Give Others Positive Energy

“Shine bright like a diamond…” – by Rihanna.  One of my favorite forms of exercise is Jazzercise. One morning in class, from the front of the room, I happened to look all the way to the back to find a…

What if I Don’t Want a Management Role?

What if I Don’t Want a Management Role?

Up is not the only way. Career success can often happen right where a person is. Too often, organizations seek to promote top performers from individual contributors into managers. And the role just isn’t the right fit for them. The…

Live Out Your Passion – What Are You Waiting For?

Live Out Your Passion – What Are You Waiting For?

I’ve recently been in conversation with a few people, one of whom is retirement-eligible and afraid to retire. When I asked her about her fear, she said that she would not know what to do. This is not the first…

The Mindfulness of My Singing

The Mindfulness of My Singing

As I watched the conductor, I sang to the best of my abilities and nothing else mattered except delivering beautiful music to the audience. As I reflect on this, I realize how mindful performing music is. I would bet that…

Achieving Success – Initiating Our Own Change

Achieving Success – Initiating Our Own Change

Leaders who continually develop themselves can become overwhelmed with lists of what they would like to do differently.  All successful leaders have had to change and develop to get where they are, and it really is a life journey.  Some…

College To Work – Building The Leader In You

College To Work – Building The Leader In You

I was recently asked to help a college student prepare for interviewing, and it reminded me of how important it is to be well-prepared when looking for a job, especially transitioning out of college. In this blog post I provide…

Bouncing Back From Failure

Bouncing Back From Failure

Yesterday’s Plain Dealer contains a column on bouncing back from failure, in which I provided several ideas. I thought I would blog a little more about the topic and in particular, how we can help others around us bounce back…

Hiring Talent – Increase Your Effectiveness

Hiring Talent – Increase Your Effectiveness

This morning I attended a panel discussion about hiring top talent. I was curious to hear the panelists speak about what they do to prepare hiring managers to do a better job selecting and hiring talent. In my career, I…

Achieving Success – Succeed Through Failure

Achieving Success – Succeed Through Failure

It is scary to fail, isn’t it? Yet in order to get ahead and to succeed in what we do, we are going to experience failure. So we have a choice: we can take a risk and try something new…