Leadership

Did you know that you can create your own success?

Try making a little progress. According to neuroscience, progress begets motivation, which begets more progress. This is the core concept of The Progress Loop. If you find that the sheer thought of that big project or major goal causes you angst, try backing up a bit, chunking that plan into bits, and taking on a little at a time. You’ve heard that “baby steps moving forward” is not…

2021 Cyber Monday No Thanks Deal

Let’s celebrate the holidays with some upward mobility and an insane Cyber Monday deal. Download the ebook version of No Thanks: 7 Ways to Say I’ll Just Include Myself for free and unlock the code to get The No Thanks Online Course & Discussion Guide for only $99 for a limited time. It is more than 4 hours of content drawn specifically from the bestselling book, No Thanks:…

Where does the money reside for the business minded?

  It’s impact over everything, SIs. You’re a business boss. You are focused on upward movement to senior executive leadership. If you are trying to be a social media influencer too, allow me to “unmuddy” the waters for you. As a business boss, your focus should be about generating impact that generates influence, not the other way around. God bless social media influencers, but their roles are quite…

TCU Schieffer alumni discuss changing times after COVID-19

A few days ago, I joined fellow TCU Scheiffer board of visitor members for a panel and breakout sessions, sharing with students how to prepare for a new work world in the wake of the health, economic and cultural crises. Here is some of their feedback: “The most valuable thing I learned came from the breakout session on merging your personal and professional branding. What stood out to…

What’s distracting you from what you really want?

Have you considered that achieving laser focus can be an act of kindness to yourself? In fact, it’s another form of radical self care because it allows you to prioritize the goals that are important to you and get them done. In fact, persistent distractions can be costly, to yourself, your life and your leadership aspirations. Think of it like this: if your goal is to be a…

Are you doing the “office housework”?

Ladies… do you pride yourself in taking copious notes in each meeting? Please stop. It’s called the “office housework” for a reason. According to research, more women than men are expected to take notes during meetings. Look, at some point you should be able to enter a meeting with complete focus, and come out knowing what you need to know and taking appropriate next steps without burying your…

Boss Moves:  Clear Your Calendar for the Day…with no warning.

… not because your ill.… not because it’s a light day.… not because of anything……but, because you *can*. This is for the eagles out there… sheer excellence, nothing less. Select your busiest day, the morning of, and simply clear it. Then “DND”your phone and auto response or delegate your emails. Why? ✅…because you place a premium on the white space to simply think and strategize your next move✅…because…

How to de-fang your inner critic

Why do you even have limiting beliefs that hold you back? According to cognitive behavioral theory (CBT), we all have automatic negative thoughts (ANTs). In neuroscience, this is the inner critic, but guess what, she’s our “survivor brain.” I’ll have more about that on Thursday’s #NSCJournalPrompt. But here is what you need to do to silence your inner critic. Catch and control the ANTs: ✔️ Catch them early—as…

How to Control The Boogieman in Your Inbox

Admit it… you’ve felt it. Email dread is real. I never will forget being at the airport on my way to a speaking engagement. I was attempting to get centered on my message before boarding a flight, and there it was. It was an email from my boss, who I liked a lot; but, he was carrying news from his boss, and she had concerns—about a meeting that…

Are you living a double life?

Our parents taught us to do it. You know… Live two lives. It’s that form of code switching that just about every working person has tried at least once in their lives: other than a couple photos of family on the desktop wall paper or on your desk, you pretty much keep to yourself. All they know about you at the job is your work during business hours.…

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