When you first choose, (or land in), a profession the immediate need is to narrow your focus. It’s natural to want to master the skills necessary to succeed. The search begins for tools, resources and role models that will help you get and stay on track. If you’re in a leadership role you might dig … Continue reading The Process of Narrowing and Expanding – Are You Stuck in a Rut?
Another work day ends and I have a vague idea that it was perhaps a good day. Or maybe not so good. I got some things done, plowed through meetings, pushed the rock a little farther up the hill. Now, finally, a moment of silence. Time to collect my thoughts. Catch my breath. As I … Continue reading The Power of Intentional Reflection – Six Questions to Shape Your Story
It’s not really accurate to say you are stressed. What you really are, is afraid. Afraid of pain. Afraid of failure. Afraid of rejection. Afraid of uncertainty. Every stress experience has a fear story hiding in the background. And by the way, your fear story may or may not have anything to do with what is … Continue reading The Power of Creating and Holding Space
One of the first lessons you learn in leadership is how quickly your grand ambitions can be buried under an avalanche of reactive busy work, especially if your role falls somewhere in the zone of chaos known as middle management. From day to day the priorities can swing wildly. It takes all you have just … Continue reading So This Is What They Call Burnout
If you happen to be lost and alone in the jungle with only a box of crayons and 3 paperclips, your to-do list is pretty short. A. Survival To-Do List: Find food. Find water. Find shelter. Avoid danger. Get un-lost. All your energy and creativity should be spent on these five things. If you are … Continue reading 6 Keys to Escaping Survival Mode