I started my Rise & Whine episodes over 2 years ago, and the idea was pretty simple. It was just a way to connect with people offering a brief word of encouragement or a concept from psychology that I thought would help people in their daily lives. What was surprising and quite rewarding, is how […]
Is Sleep the New Coffee?
Of course not! But if you find yourself dosing with coffee just to stay awake, or otherwise feel sleep-deprived during the day, it’s likely impacting your work life and your personal life. Why is it so challenging to get that full eight hours of rack time? Between work, family, and social obligations, late-night social media […]Leaders, Performance, Productivity, Sleep
Your “Secret Weapon” in Leadership May Be Someone You Know
Recently, the Harvard Business Review suggested going beyond typical, traditional learning opportunities and do something different: learn from people, not classes. The article is based on the idea that to be truly successful, business leaders must be “infinite learners” — people who aren’t soured by the idea of learning something new, rather thrive on it. […]leadership, learning, Network, network intelligence
Passion? Purpose? Neither? Both?
I’m always a little suspicious of articles that set up what I consider to be a false dichotomy. And a recent article on Forbes pitting passion and purpose against each other, seemed to do just that. There’s been a lot of writing about “passion” and “purpose” in leadership recently. Neither, of course, is “new,” but […]Passion, Passionate, Purpose, Success
Create a Personal Board of Directors
The old saying “it’s lonely at the top” is true. The higher up you go in an organization, the fewer peers you have. You also learn more confidential information, but there are fewer people with whom you can share it. Despite there being fewer people in your in-company network, higher level positions are also the […]Mastermind Groups, Mentor, Network, Personal Board of Directors, Thought Partners
What Price are You NOT Willing Pay to Succeed?
My friend Wendy is considering a new job. The good news? It’s a great promotion with a significantly higher salary, she can work more from home, and it’s on a different team than she’s on currently … the new team is much more action-oriented and the people get along extremely well. The bad news? It […]