Give Yourself Permission

There is one thing that is really really difficult to do in our jobs. It’s giving ourselves permission to quit. I was chatting with an old friend and former co-worker regarding her one regret about Company x. She wished she had left much sooner than she had. I think she had realized that after 15+ […]

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When Magic Happens

I have been living a dream these past two days. All because it was decided that I would not be working for anyone within a corporate structure for a while – maybe never again. And suddenly the world of possibility just opened it’s giant arms and welcomed me in. It’s at those moments when you […]

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The Price of Freedom

It’s no surprise that freedom comes with a price. Doesn’t everything? The price is working on OVER DRIVE with need for SELF – REGULATION. I have to turn off my iPhone when I’m with my kids, unless I’m on an urgent deadline. I have to NOT answer my phone unless ABSOLUTELY necessary. Well, guess what? […]

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Battle Scars

Although some might say they have career woes or regrets, I can honestly say that, when I can look back at all my jobs, my only regret is that I didn’t believe in myself sooner! Knowing that, I probably would’ve made slightly different decisions, but accumulatively, I’m better for it. I’m fortunate enough to be […]

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When Solutions are Bandaids

The other night I went to hear Jeffrey Hayzlett speak. When I read his bio (he calls himself a business celebrity), I was a little put off. But when I heard him speak, I was completely enamored by his style of storytelling and the stories he told. Sure he had a schtick. He’s a maverick. […]

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Leading Change

As I was reading an article on Culture and Chief Executives, I was thinking about where I’ve been, what I’ve experienced, and what has both worked and not worked. A company’s culture is the collection of self-sustaining patterns of behaving, feeling, thinking, and believing, the patterns that determine “the way we do things around here.” […]

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