Do You Have Direct Reports? You Lead Teams

Woman at Whiteboard in a team meeting

All leaders, managers, anyone that has someone that reports to them, leads teams which in turn creates team leaders. I say that as a way to reframe how leaders think of themselves. When you think of yourself as a team leader this allows for a completely different lens to view your direct reports. Yes, they…

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What to Do When Your Boss Rejects Your Ideas

Boss Reject Ideas

Ever have a boss who says they want new ideas and then isn’t open to them? This can be frustrating, and in some cases, defeating. What to do when your boss rejects your ideas can actually be a chance to improve your communications style and preparation. Try these suggestions for preparing and presenting business ideas…

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3 Crucial Steps to Resolving Conflict at Work

conflict at work

  Work can be the worst place to deal with conflict of any kind. Especially conflict with a colleague. It is important to maintain a professional working relationship with others, especially if you work as part of a team. Conflicts at work can be disruptive, impact your credibility, and self-esteem. Whether you’re new to the…

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How to Reduce Favoritism in the Workplace

Playing Favorites at Work

Whether you’re the boss playing favorites at work or it’s your boss, it can take a heavy toll on emotional wellbeing and productivity. As the boss, you might not even be aware you are doing it or if it’s happening to you, your morale might dwindle when you see an apparently less-deserving coworker receiving plum…

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Fire Your Boss and Start Your Own Business

Starting your own business

Are you that person that always dreamed of starting your own business and being your own boss? Have an idea for a product or service that will change the world? Want to get out of the daily grind of working for someone else? There is no better time to do it, than now! Here are…

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7 Ways to Embrace Change

Embrace Change

What is it about change that freaks us out and keeps us stuck? We’ve done our due diligence, we want this change and yet, something is preventing us from making it.   Change can be scary. Change is about the unknown, or figuring out a new way of doing things. Learning to accept change at…

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The Secret to Expanding Your Role for Career Success

Maybe you like your job, but you still feel like something is missing. You want a new challenge, or you wonder what you need to do to advance your career. Those concerns are natural, and they’re pointing you in a positive direction. However much you excel at your job, the truth is you’ll probably need…

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Managing Up? How to Advance Your Career

Your relationship with your boss can have a huge positive or negative impact on your job satisfaction and career advancement. Even if your boss has a few flaws in their management style or you just don’t seem to get along, you can still work together successfully if you learn the art of managing up. And,…

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