Getting It All Done: A Real Working Women’s Guide

September 14, 2013Rules To Live By, The Juggle

Working women are Leaning In, Opting Back In, knocking on glass ceilings (even if they’re crooks), and, with men, working more than ever in our connected world. And as Judith Warner says in her recent New York Times Magazine article, “..achieving work-life balance may well be a less a gender issue than an economic one.” We all have a lot to do, so … Read More

6 Steps To an Effective Short Presentation

September 12, 2013Career, Managing, Rules To Live By

When presenting any concept a visual aid helps convey the thought. But don’t get bogged down in PowerPoint Hell and lose your audience in the short time you have them. In a recent practice presentation in the office (every week one or two people give 5-10 minute presentations on the topic of their choice to give … Read More

9 Questions To Ask Your First Week: Intentional On-Boarding

September 9, 2013Career, Managing

The first step in setting up yourself for success when starting a new job, going onto a new team or getting promoted or moved into a new role, is to take charge of your own on-boarding.  Conversely managers, when bringing a person onto your team in any capacity, the first step to successful integration is … Read More

Throw Me The Chainsaw!

Throw Me The Chainsaw!

September 9, 2013Managing, Rules To Live By, The Juggle

The role juggle never ends – the key is to know which role you’re in at any one time – mom, boss, wife, friend, counselor, advisor, bystander, cheerleader, advocate – the list goes on. I think we get in trouble when we don’t actively choose what role to be in in the moment. When we … Read More

Busyness is Nothing to Brag About

Busyness is Nothing to Brag About

September 4, 2013Managing, The Juggle

“Busyness” ≠ Effectiveness I challenge you to go through your day – at work, at school, at church, at a bar, in a book group – and not either say or hear “I’m so busy.” Yeah, everyone’s busy, but most aren’t effective in direct proportion to their busyness. Much like the duck paddling furiously and … Read More