Are You a New Boss? How Good Leaders Manage Tough Conversations

As a new supervisor, you understand that supervising employees brings the responsibility of leading strategy and directing priorities.  What you may underestimate, however, is the challenge that comes with addressing an employee’s poor performance. The anxiety of...

Working With Difficult Colleagues – Strategies to Stay Sane

The mental load of working with difficult personalities can be exhausting. A great project can be subverted by a naysayer or your intentions undermined by a cynic. Maybe you find yourself stuck in a conversation with the office complainer, your blood pressure rising...

4 Tips to Stay Relevant in Your Job

In today’s ever-changing market, companies have no choice but to evolve. In times of change, employers rely on forward-thinking, solution-focused employees. Those who contribute to their organization beyond the job description are considered value added employees....

Work/Life Balance Out of Whack? – Try The Power of Intention

What does “Work/Life balance” mean to you? Tricky question, right? You know when you are not in balance.  You sense when your most important needs and values are starved, and you crave the opportunity to meet those needs, and express those values. The overworked...

Positive Leadership: Influencing Others

When you get promoted from a “doer” to a “leader”, one of the hallmarks of that transition is the need to influence others, starting with the team you supervise. As you go higher in the organization, you must also learn to influence people beyond your team: your colleagues, your boss, other senior executives, even external stakeholders like suppliers, customers and law-makers. Your effectiveness is no longer simply the output of your own work… you need others to buy-in if you’re going to succeed. Whether supervising others, working to get buy-in on a project or championing a change, you now need to influence others towards a desired outcome. And the higher you want to go, the more critical influencing skill becomes.

Tame Your Job Stress Tiger

If you are good at your job, you may find yourself being tasked with additional work such as implementing new initiatives or working with high profile clients. It is a common trend – those who do good work get more work. This can leave high-performing and trusted...