I recently asked a group of corporate professionals what their biggest challenge is at their workplace.  There were many answers.  One of the answers jumped out at me.  This individual wanted to be taken seriously as a leader in their organization.

To be taken seriously as a leader in your organization, you must consistently show your leadership skills on a regular basis.  There are plenty of opportunities to show off these skills.  Following are some must have skills to be taken seriously as a leader.

Skill 1:  Integrity.  This is more than being honest.  This is living up to… Continue reading

Time Management 101

Time Management 101Who couldn’t use a few more minutes?  The next couple of blogs will talk about giving you a little extra time in your day.

1. Be completely present at every meeting – one on one and in a group.  Any time I attend a meeting or speak to someone individually I make it a point to be completely present at the meeting or with the person.  This means that I turn off my cell phone, don’t check email, don’t look at my watch and put away all distractions.  I give the person and meeting my full and… Continue reading

Interested or Committed?

Interested or Committed?In the past I’ve wondered why I move forward with some things and why other tasks and projects linger.  Then the light-bulb went on when I read the following definition:

“If you’re interested in something, you’ll do it if it is convenient.  If you’re committed to something, you’ll do it no matter… Continue reading

Drowning in paper!

I received the following email message from a dear friend and client as she was about to go on vacation.  I had just visited her office and saw paper everywhere.  I felt chaotic just walking in, I couldn’t imagine being there every day.

Here’s what she wroteYou are so right!  I am drowning in little bits of paper.  Thank you for your offer to help out!  I'm ready anytime. 

I am leaving for the beach Saturday morning, but even if you had some time today or tomorrow to give me a few tips that would be great. … Continue reading

Expand your reach!!

ExpandIt’s perfectly natural to stick with people you know.  This is true whether you’re at a company meeting or at an outside meeting.

Gravitating toward the familiar can keep you exactly where you are in your career for years.  Check out the tips from the last post about clumping.

Moving up in your career can be a lonely situation.  It can also be enriching and rewarding (emotionally and financially) if you’re willing to break from your pack.

Try out these tips and let me know how they feel.

Tip 1:  You have to be active.  Reaching out to others… Continue reading