Managing Up – How To Communicate With Your Boss

Managing up can seem intimidating. Exercising influence over people with more organizational clout can challenge anyone. But if you want to advance in any organization, you better build muscle with this skill. So what do we mean by ‘managing up’, anyway? You are...

Assertiveness – It Starts with Learning to Say No

Have you ever reluctantly agreed to do something that you did not want to do? Maybe you felt guilty saying no or you were simply trying to avoid a confrontation or an uncomfortable exchange. Whatever the reason, a lack of assertiveness is usually behind every “I wish...

Why Quarterly Goal Setting is the New (Year) Resolution

Sometimes it can feel like life is passing us by. With a neverending to-do list on our plates, it is easy to let goal setting go by the wayside. While the New Year brings visions of a more organized, healthy and blissful life, rarely do those visions come to fruition....

5 Tips to a Better Morning Routine

Want to have more productive and healthier days?  Pay attention to how you start, right from the moment you open your eyes. A successful morning routine puts you in a positive mindset while taking care of your basic needs. Whether drinking eight ounces of water before...

Get Flexible! Winning the Changing Game of Work/Life Equity

Your access to communications, both work and personal, is increasingly easy, carried with you, and psychologically demanding.  If you are connected to wifi or broadband (and when aren’t you?), you have the ability to work. And if you have the ability, it can be...

True Grit: Resilience in Times of Change

In business, it sometimes seems that change is the only constant.   Companies evolve in ever-changing competitive markets. Organizational structures shift based on competitive positioning or to improve financial results.   The resulting reorganizations, restructures,...