Passion vs. Purpose

I’ve been giving a lot of thought these days to these loaded words: passion and purpose. For some, the words invoke inspiring imagery and motivation — a sense of connecting their work to a higher good. For others, the words cause frustration, possibly anger as they see passion and purpose as nothing more than pipe dream ideals that aren’t practical, and worse, are a... Keep Reading »

The Art of the Thank You Note

People often ask for etiquette guidance on how to handle the thank you note process. What should notes convey? When should they be sent? What format should be used? I dispense this advice frequently. Read on with my hopes that it will help you stand out in the crowded interview landscape. First, a note about great leadership skills. In my talk, Be Bold, Not Bossy, I... Keep Reading »

Deadlines, Not Resolutions

It’s that time of year again. The magical turning of the calendar, which yields a new start. I know I’m in good company, cleaning up my diet, getting back to exercising more, and looking at the start of a year as a fresh slate, an opportunity to set new patterns, achieve new goals. But resolutions don’t cut it for me. Resolutions are dreams that fade away when the... Keep Reading »

We Can’t Be Everyone’s Cup of Tea

A frequent part of my role as a job search coach is to help job seekers rewrite their internal stories. When we don’t hear back from companies, we are often left wondering what we did wrong – even if we have yet to have any contact, let alone an interview. As many of you know, I write fiction. I’m at a place with my second novel where I’ve decided to shop it around... Keep Reading »

Finding a Place of My Own: When You Work with Your Spouse

This post is courtesy of greyzone Guest Blogger, Angelina D. If you were told that you had to work with your spouse for the rest of your working years, how would you respond? Would you find the nearest exit? Would you laugh so hard at the absurdity of the idea? Working with my husband is not foreign to me, we met while working together. It’s all I’ve ever known.... Keep Reading »

How To Build A Resilient Career In A World Of Relentless Change

This post is courtesy of greyzone Guest Blogger, Gerry Valentine. The post was originally published on Forbes.com. Several months ago, I met a new client who has an old story. His name is Jim. He’s a C-suite executive who has been with his company for many years, and he’s worried. Jim’s company just brought in a new CEO, and the new CEO is upending everything:... Keep Reading »