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Walk the Talk

On a coaching call from my back deck “desk”, I encouraged my client to step away from the screen and take a walk during our session. Far from “phoning it in”, the movement got his wheels turning, the sun shone on some new insights, and overall the work-from-home flexibility helped us do some exceptional work […]

Home Sweet….Office

Working from home can look drastically different depending on one’s home situation. If employees are asked to work remotely more permanently, it will warrant careful consideration and pro-active support of employee needs on a case-by-case basis to ensure that engagement, performance and overall career progression are adequately supported. Picture it: one team member is working […]

That’s SO Not Okay

“Civility costs nothing and buys everything”, wrote Lady Mary Wortley Montagu hundreds of years ago in recording her world travel experiences. “Mind your manners”, our parents reminded us in an effort to teach us to be respectful of others and garner respect for ourselves. Despite this time-tested wisdom and first-hand guidance, however, we still see […]

Your Network is a Universe of Possibilities

It’s important for us to recognize, assess and nurture key business relationships. Why? Because getting what you want with others’ help is way easier than going at things alone! Allow me to help you map out a strategy. But first, let’s back up and make sure you believe that you are an important person who […]

Warning: Don’t Retire

According to research done by Britain’s Institute of Economic Affairs, retirement increases the probability of suffering from clinical depression by about 40% and it increases the probability of having at least one diagnosed physical condition by about 60%. Sounds horrible, no? So why do people retire? We’ve convinced ourselves it’s because the pool-side relaxation at […]

Are you a Mensch or a Mouse?

Last week a girlfriend was recapping a TV interview with a Hollywood big-wig. “He actually seems like a real mensch”, she remarked.  (‘Mensch’ is a Yiddish word that literally means ‘human being’, but connotes a particularly fine, upstanding individual.) The surprise in her tone struck me – as if it was a novel concept that […]