asasdCategory Archives: personal leadership

I talked with a former colleague and friend last week about someone at her new workplace who sends passive-aggressive e-mails (slightly snarky, but written so the person could deny that snark was intended).  The conversation began around whether to have a conversation … Continue reading

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As I remember from my early career, computer code is very explicit step-by-step instructions for how you want a computer to respond to a set of commands.  A lot of “if, then” statements and if you place the commas and … Continue reading

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I’m going to let you in on a secret:  Often, the happier I am, the more discontent and outright bored I become.  And I’m not alone.  According to a Stanford research project, it is because happiness and finding meaning in life don’t … Continue reading

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While I’m an engaged reader of leadership books, expert blogs, and HBR, sometimes great leadership lessons come from unlikely sources–in this case, The LEGO movie.  According to the movie website summary, www.thelegomovie.com, this 3D animated story follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly … Continue reading

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Work can be a great source of fulfillment and contribution.  Or it can be a source of continual irritation, frustration, and the bane of your existence.  And if we could attribute causation for which it will be, only a tiny sliver … Continue reading

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“There is no use trying,” said Alice; “one can’t believe impossible things.”  “I dare say you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen.  “When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day.  Why, sometimes … Continue reading

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I’ve tried to be a good mother for the last 19 years. Of course, I, like all reflective adults responsible for parenting people aged 13-20, question myself.  In my opinion, teenagers are harder work than “work.” But I’m truly doing … Continue reading

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My #1 piece of career advice:  Be a realistic optimist.  Be able to say to yourself, “OK self, this is what just happened.  What can I do based on the givens of the situation?”  Another way to state it: always … Continue reading

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I am changing employers for the first time in 15 years.  FranklinCovey has been amazing to me–lots of career opportunity, fun travel, colleagues who treat me with respect.  We’ll continue to work together around my book and I may have … Continue reading

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Engagement is impact achieved because you are a trusted member of a team working toward a meaningful organizational goal. So what part do leaders/managers play in engaging those who work with them? Leaders are responsible for creating the conditions for … Continue reading

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