Pregnant to Promoted

  • No "Girls" Allowed

    I have had the pleasure of working in all-female teams a few times throughout my professional career. During one of those experiences, I worked wit...
  • The Broken Routine

    Do you know of a family with a stay-at-home mom (SAHM), one who has a routine and a household that runs like a well-oiled machine? I know many. And...
  • Get a grip

    If there is one thing I can't stand in the business world, it is someone who doesn't know how to properly shake a hand. Too tight of a grip, you ar...
  • Design Your Own Shoes

    I can't tell you how many times I heard someone say, "You have some big shoes to fill." I could sit there and watch person after person fail as the...
  • I'm not where I am supposed to be

    Have you ever thought to yourself, “I’m not where I’m supposed to be.”? I have. I can tell you it can sometimes feel as if the walls are closing in...
  • Know Your Motivation

    Are you a schoolteacher working in the inner-city, helping shape the minds of our youth and ensure no child falls through the cracks? Do you know s...
  • Do Your Own Dirty Work

    Business school doesn't teach you how to fire someone. In fact, no one does. There might be a book about it somewhere, but is that something you re...
  • Let's Get You Back on Track

    I once had a gentlemen work for me as an intern. Let's call him Mario. Mario was a very diligent worker, took initiative and was eager to learn to ...
  • Build Your Team

    Interview: What a lousy word. As Managers, we hate conducting them. As candidates, we dread participating in them. And still, at some point in our ...
  • It's too quiet in here

    I love watching the candid banter of two people arguing opposing viewpoints back and forth in a meeting. They challenge one another. They work to s...
  • The Backhanded Compliment

     Throughout my career I have noticed that very few people are capable of giving feedback - or maybe they have not yet learned the art of feedback g...
  • Just Reschedule

    I once had a gentleman that worked for me and we were working on improving his performance. This means that, amongst other measures, we had a weekl...