• Are You Lonely?

    We rarely think of the workplace as a lonely place. Yet feelings of loneliness can occur at any time, wherever we are in our careers. Workplace surveys often confirm the executive adage “It’s lonely at the top,” and the […]

    3 weeks ago, by
  • Beauty Is in the Eye of the Beholder

    Have you ever met a couple that is together and wondered why? The term “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” literally means that the perception of beauty is subjective. You or I can have differing opinions on what […]

    1 month ago, by
  • What Might Look Different

    Taking our Christmas tree down this year—because if we didn’t, it might fall itself from being surely past its time—we both commented on how much we enjoyed it this year. That was immediately followed in unison by how we […]

    2 months ago, by
  • Taking a Step Back

    Sitting outside, doing some work on my laptop, I looked up to see a cable hanging down on the outside of the house. When inquiring into what it was, I discovered the contractors working on the outside of our […]

    2 months ago, by
  • Fact and Opinion in the Workplace

    One of my former coaches reposted a banner that said, “A fact is information minus emotion. An opinion is information plus experience. Ignorance is an opinion lacking information. And stupidity is an opinion that ignores a fact.” The last […]

    6 months ago, by
  • What is “Imposter Syndrome”?

    Recently I saw a post from a long-time, former employee who pursued a new career with a comment referring to imposter syndrome. This was not a term I had heard of before so decided to research it. According to […]

    7 months ago, by
  • Born Free – Creating Workplace Independence

    In honor of Independence Day, we are skipping to number 15 on Indeed’s list of why employees leave their jobs which is “wanting more independence.” The article explains that “Some managers use micromanaging as a way to keep track […]

    9 months ago, by
  • A Change in Plans – When Job Expectations and Job Requirements Do Not Align

    Moving on, we find number eleven on Indeed’s top sixteen reasons employees seek to leave their current employer is because they think the very job they were hired for itself changed. Indeed states: “When you first start a job, […]

    9 months ago, by
  • Time Off and Time Out

    More than halfway through Indeed’s list of why people resign, and at number ten, is because you, the employee, feel conflicted about workplace policies. Indeed goes on to say that if your company’s policies for telecommuting, (which is the […]

    10 months ago, by
  • Happy and Effective Working 

    Number eight on Indeed’s list of why people change jobs is culture and workspace.  Finding out where and how you will work is particularly important before you accept the offer of a new job.  Why?  Because your productivity will […]

    10 months ago, by
  • The Reaction to Feedback and Structure

    In Indeed’s list of the top reasons why people resign, number seven is needing more feedback or structure in the workplace.  Indeed’s author explains that some individuals thrive in a more fluid work environment, while others need more structure.  […]

    10 months ago, by
  • “More, Better” Management Attention, Please

    Indeed’s number five reason people leave their jobs is to seek a better management relationship. Indeed states, “If you feel like you need a more supportive manager or supervisor, it may be time to look for a company that […]

    11 months ago, by