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Confidence is a journey that allows us to acknowledge what we don’t know or can’t do, without feeling less worthy. A confident person does not let pride lead them to foolish choices.
Confidence is the secret sauce that is needed to take ideas to successes.
Friendships, often neglected, not only help our sense of balance and wellbeing, but can power up our careers in ways we cannot even guess at
Volunteering does not just benefit an organization. The volunteer has an opportunity to gain social connection, skills, explore new ideas and opportunities. The ROI of volunteering will surprise you.
When outside groups, whether based on gender, race, religion, political views, we risk losing the ability to create better solutions, avoid Groupthink and grow our organizations. When we exclude outside groups, we are the losers.
When we feel like outsiders, we sometimes stop ourselves from participating. The group loses as much as we do. We may be telling ourselves stories that are meaningless and irrelevant. What to do in those situations? Clearly, changing the story we tell ourselves and our mindset is critical.
At a recent workshop on Mentoring, I stressed to the audience composed of mentors and mentees that one of the key roles for mentors was to be role models. I can imagine that this landed on some of the mentors like a lead balloon. No, they could never be “off”; they...
It is the season for disengagement, for being mentally AWOL even if physically present. You may call it “summeritis” or the summer doldrums. Whatever we call it, our disengagement at this time of year can cost dearly after Labor Day.
In a world of connected disconnection, it is so hard to leave our devices to the side. We have become addicted to the immediate awareness of information…
Recently I reread parts of Carol Dweck’s inspiring book Mindset. It was in part to gather information for a workshop I am researching (more about this in a future note). It is not often that you find a book that links together ideas found in other books dealing with...