Growing Professionally

About Feedback

Feedback – Breakfast of Champions? Really? About 20 years ago, I was asked to facilitate a 360 feedback program for what was then Centura Bank here in N.C. Over the next year, I coached individuals as they received feedback from people all around them: direct reports, peers, bosses, themselves! In many instances, it was an more…

Do You Whine?

When my friend Elly taught in a middle school, he never hung out in the teacher’s room. He told me he couldn’t bear the badmouthing of students, the whining and the blaming. Of course, not all teachers are like this. In fact, most of them aren’t. And of course, trolling isn’t reserved to the teacher’s more…

Are You Marketable?

Nowadays, more then ever, it’s imperative to keep your knowledge and skills current. Yet it is the one thing we often say we don’t have time for, right? What resources do you use to keep up? For me, I am a book-a-holic! When I do assessments, they always show my love of learning. When you more…

Top Ten Things Successful People Do Differently

Top Ten Things Successful People Do Differently Be specific! Knowing exactly what you want to achieve gives you a better idea of what success looks like. For instance, “lose weight” or “sleep more” are vague. What specifically do you want? Seize the moment to act on your goals! We’re busy folks and it’s easy to more…

Resilience Needed

These are crazy times. I had an opportunity to speak about resilience last month to a group of unemployed HR professionals.  Being in this job market is no fun. Being able to adapt to stress and adversity is critical to maintaining your balance, even your sanity! Resilience won’t make your problems go away but it more…