John Gray and Barbara Annis' newest book, "Work with Me: The 8 Blind Spots Between Men and Women in Business," addresses the false assumptions and miscommunication between men and women, both in the workplace and at home.
No matter how long you plan to stay with your parents post-graduation, your relationships can get tricky, especially when it comes to money.
Last year, a corporate professional, let me call him Tom, came to me. He looked very tired and unhappy. “Sharmin, I am working long days, late nights, still my manager wants me to do more, have more impact, show more leadership…where is the time…why can’t he see my contribution already! With changes going around all the time it is so hard to get anything done on time. I even wanted to change this job, but in this economy it is so hard to get an interview even!” – Tom gave me a quite a vivid picture of his life. I felt compassionate for him.
Common wisdom goes as, we do paid work for money and volunteer work to fulfill other needs. Whatever we do, paid or volunteer work requires some commitment from our part. Sometimes we get so much fun that it doesn't feel that way, but there are times we need to renew our vows – why am I doing it again? It is more productive and rewarding when we have some clarity for it. Here are three ways to get there. 1. What does it give me - Alignment with my Longer term Purpose
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) Professionals have a lot of considerations in today's ever changing workforce. Decisions vary depending on whether you are out in your personal life and/or professional life. They can also vary depending on the industry within which you work. The following 3 Reflection Questions can serve as a stepping off point for GLBT professionals facing these sometimes daunting challenges.
Do you ever worry that your resume isn't making an impact? Are you unsure if your personal/professional brand is clear? The following 4 step self-guided mini-workshop should get your started on that much needed revamp. Step 1 - Take Your Perspective Back Up to 30,000 Feet
In my recent survey, an amazing 79% people said that Managing-up/Self-promotion is the most challenging aspect of their work. I didn’t expect it at all! I then started thinking about it more and realized it is the tip of the iceberg. Based on my experience the real issue underneath is our reactive mode. A more effective approach is to be purposeful of our engagement and align it with our bigger vision and core values. Deviations are fine as long as they are exceptions rather than the rule- as it doesn’t sustain for very long.
The Surprising Reason Why Your Front Door is The Most Important Part of Your Home Want to know why the front door is the most important part of your home? It’s because the front door is the ‘mouth’ of your home. Did I really say that? Yup, I did! And, funnily enough, in my head I can just hear my 4 your old boy, Judah laughing and saying to me "The house doesn’t have a mouth, silly".
'Daily Show' comedian Samantha Bee says working on the show with her husband has not only improved their relationship, but made the pair better parents.
Adult ADHD also known as Adult ADD has been hard to identify and diagnose. Luckily the new Psychiatrist's Diagnosic Manual (DSM) has better criteria for identifying Adult ADD. To make it more complicated it's still true today that some mental health professionals still believe it is only a disease that children suffer from.
Successful, independent, beautiful, sassy, chic, powerful and tenacious are all badges of honour that women wear to describe the modern women’s freedom to be all she can be. Unfortunately, those same esteemed titles lead to another title for women: SINGLE! Yes, we all like to prove our successes but the reality is that most men prefer the nurturer and none of these above characteristics attract the opposite sex, or at least not the ones we would be interested in.
Have you ever heard the phrase “Keep doing what you’re doing, get more of what you got,” made popular by Werner Erhard? Either way, you will soon see why this truth begs an introduction to what I call your “tomorrow me.” That’s the YOU that’s here today representing the you of tomorrow (and the next day, and so on).
Have you ever been detached in your job, head down, doing well but not really paying attention? Wondering what you should do next, wanting more responsibility but not really wanting more responsibility? And then it just gets handed to you... I remember a time in my career when I was doing well, things were running *fairly* smoothly, and I felt like I was on track for success, but hadn’t really made the next big leap and was just focused on keeping my head down and trying to figure out what I was going to do with myself
Now that the holidays are over we are all getting back to work again. I’m wondering, how you feel about going back to the daily grind? Of course, for some of us going to work is a welcome reprise from the holidays. But for other’s I suspect that you are not looking forward to going back to work.