Fantastic Beasts… and How They Impact Your Business

Fantastic Beasts… and How They Impact Your Business

While watching the awesome movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, my 7-year-old daughter was captivated by a scene featuring an animal that shrinks or grows to match the size of its environment. In the movie, this size-shifting beast has taken over the giant...
Your Team Isn’t Disengaged… They Are Burned Out!

Your Team Isn’t Disengaged… They Are Burned Out!

Most supervisors assume that when a team member stops producing, they have become disengaged from their work. However, this assumption is rarely true. In my planning sessions, retreats, and workshops, I have discovered that the majority of these “disengaged” employees...
Follow Up, or Break Up?

Follow Up, or Break Up?

It was 4:00pm on a Friday, and I was done. A month had passed since this prospect had expressed interest, and since then, I had emailed this prospect, sent LinkedIn Messages, called them, and texted them. Feeling like I had done more than my fair share of due...
Networking is for Losers; Establish your Knowwork

Networking is for Losers; Establish your Knowwork

When I hear someone talk about a networking group, I kind of cringe. Networking has earned a dirty title in my book since I have attended so many meetings where individuals are there for the sole purpose of shoving business cards into as many sets of hands as...
Entitled

Entitled

I am an entitled business woman. That’s right, I said it. I deserve stuff. I work hard. And without a doubt, there are things in this world that I am entitled to. When did “entitled” become such a negative word? “Oh, she acts so entitled,” we say. Well, if she has...
Vuja De

Vuja De

You’ve heard of deja vu… but what about vuja de? This is a concept I’d heard of previously that resurfaced while reading Adam Grant’s Originals, where he writes: “The starting point [of originality] is curiosity: pondering why the default exists in the first place....
Make Your Calendar Work for You

Make Your Calendar Work for You

Look at your calendar. Go ahead, open it. This blog will wait. Now scroll 4 to 6 weeks out. Do you see some open time? Those empty spots are what I like to call “Change Space.” You may have told yourself for years you are “too busy,” but the reality is you are not too...
No Better Time Than NOW

No Better Time Than NOW

There is a Chinese Proverb that states, “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” I often think about this proverb and what it means in business. It takes time for anything to establish roots, grow, and succeed. So the sooner you...
FOCUS O.N.E.

FOCUS O.N.E.

Priority was never a plural word. We live in a world where even after we complete something or win an award, the first question we are asked is, “What are you going to do next?” Aside from the rehearsed and inauthentic answer of “Going to Disneyland!”, we are left...