Just the other day, I had another person tell me all they want to do is work at Google. I get this one a lot, so I’ve started asking why. The response usually focuses on one of the following:
• “Because it’s fun.”
• “They really support you.”
• “They give you room to be yourself.”
I also usually hear:
• “… and they have great perks.”
It makes sense – Google offers great health care, child care, flex time, generous compen...
Over the years, I’ve talked to a number of clients who wish they had a few more hours in their day. Finding “extra” time in your day is a lot like doing a household budget – once you know what’s taking up your time, you can decide what to trim to get some of it back.
Here are five key areas where we often lose time unnecessarily, as well as guidance about how to get some of it back:
1. Correspondence – email, IM and sn...
Very few people rise to the top of the corporate world. Of those who do, proportionally even fewer of them are women. So what’s special about the women who do make it to the top? As they say in ballroom dance, “Both partners make the routine look effortless, but the women do it backwards and in heels.”
It’s no secret – many female executives will tell you they’ve had an uphill climb in their career. Most of them will tell...
Do you ever walk through the supermarket and get overwhelmed by the number of options? Sometimes the more choices you have, the more trouble you have making a decision. The same goes for choosing a coach. Many clients are overwhelmed when they try to select a coach. There seem to be so many coaches with so many letters after their names with so many specialties and with so many different offers…How's one to choose?
“Sometimes I feel like I’m barely keeping up with all the demands
on my time! Is it me, or is everything moving at warp speed these days?"
~ C.R., Boston, MA
Funny, that. You’re not crazy, and you’re definitely not alone. I mean, here we are in the “lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer,” and it seems most of us don’t know what season it is, much less what day of the week! Recent research indicates that vacations are consider...
“One cool judgment is worth a thousand hasty counsels.
The thing to do is to supply light and not heat.”
- Woodrow T. Wilson (1856-1924)
True Story: During my first year as a coach, I had a client who would periodically fall silent during the session. This was a Very Bad Thing, I told myself. Clearly, I must have just committed a big NO-NO. My words obviously had no value, and by continuing to work with her, I was simply...