"Time expands to meet my needs." I often say this mantra when feeling overwhelmed or pressed for time. It usually calms me down and allows me to focus on the tasks at hand.
Until it doesn’t.
Have you ever felt like everything on your plate is a high priority? It’s a common
If you’re preparing for a promotion or salary discussion this year, there’s no question in my mind, you’ll want to review my Negotiation Checklist first.
Did you know?
Men initiate salary negotiations four times as often as women do. When women negotiate, they ask for 30 percent less
It’s that time of year when high performers like you are making decisions on how best to move forward in the new year.
Maybe you’re exploring a new role, a different company or going back to school. Perhaps you’re wanting to play bigger than ever and are deciding between
The recent Google protest and walkout is a great example of employees demanding better leadership from their executives. On Thursday, November 1, 2018, Google employees around the world walked out of their offices to demand change.
Google organizers and protestors are requesting the
Leadership and executive coach, Jennifer Spaulding, was profiled on the front page of newspaper, The Dispatch, highlighting kindness as an essential leadership skill. Jennifer presented her keynote, "Kindness is Your Competitive Advantage," the week of October 15th, 2018 to over 300 business and
Can you recall a time when a teacher, boss or parent motivated you to complete a task by relying on his or her authority? He or she likely used phrases similar to, “Because I said so,” “I’m the boss,” “You must do what I say.”
If you were the recipient of this type of
I don’t know about you, but I dread courageous conversations that start with, “We need to talk.” Or at least I used to until I figured out an effective plan to lead challenging conversations with teammates, executives and even peers.
I’ve shared this plan with my
If you’ve ever experienced a miscommunication (and who hasn’t), then you know how frustrating it can be. A missed deadline or delivering a product that isn’t quite right can lead to arguments, a loss in income or even a firing.
How can you prevent miscommunications with
When you’re playing big and asking for what you want and need, you’re bound to come across a few naysayers. You know the ones. The ones who tell you:
“Are you really sure you want to do that? What if you/we fail?!”
“But you don’t have the right expertise for that
In this fast-paced world, it can be challenging to slow down and celebrate the little wins. Yet the research says that when you celebrate incremental wins, you and your teams are more motivated and encouraged to push toward the big wins.
So why in the world would we celebrate
Have you been planning your next bold move? Maybe you have a promotion or project in mind. Perhaps you're thinking about that courageous conversation you're going to have this week. Or maybe you want to take the next incremental step towards your dream.
Whatever is on your horizon, I
Thank you Forbes for first publishing my article on kindness in the workplace.
Had I heard in my 20s that kindness is a competitive advantage, I would have rolled my eyes. Didn't expressing kindness in the workplace make one appear weak or give others permission to take advantage
Did you know you already possess a superpower? One that can get the results you want! Whether you want to create more money, a greater impact, deeper relationships, sustained happiness or almost anything you want, first you need to manage your thoughts.
More and more of my high-performing clients and friends are focused on brain performance. And for good reason.
Optimizing brain performance is essential for living an extraordinary life with less stress, increased creativity, more focus and improved performance at work
Women in Leadership,
When I read the anti-diversity memo released by a Google employee this past weekend, I was angered. He shared his views on why women are not equally represented in technology and leadership. Many of his reasons were sexist, and he even suggested that
Networking gets a bad wrap. I’ve heard people call it a “necessary evil,” “scary” or even “gross.”
Some think you have to become a different person to do it well. And the truth is, some people seem to morph into another version of
I don’t know about you, but not everyone wants to do what I ask them to do all of the time. It’s as if they have their own agendas or even their own wants and needs.😊
Can you relate? Have you ever asked a team member, coworker or volunteer to do
I’d like to think all work environments are loving, caring and supportive. But the reality is that people are flawed and so are organizations.
Not all conflict is bad, though. Conflict can spark innovation, a greater understanding between two parties and even
"Busy" seems to be the normal state most of us are in these days. Am I right? We're running from meeting to meeting and our To Do lists keep getting longer and longer. Who has time to take a break anymore?!
What if you could increase your productivity with
A journalist for Livestrong.com recently asked me to contribute to an article about bouncing back after a breakup. I was honored to participate on the topic of resilience.You can read the article here.
That article got me thinking about setbacks in general. Each one