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Why do I work?

It seems like a simple question, but a deep dive can be really insightful. The most common answer I get is…

Take your vacation! Just ask to move that deadline!

Most people I know in professional services work best with deadlines. It reminds me of something my…

Taking control of your career, what does it really mean?

We have all heard someone say, “You need to take control of your career.” This, like so many industry phrases…  

Make it real!

Many leaders complain that younger generations don’t want to work as hard as they do (or did.)

What does your team aspire to?

As leaders, we need to work on building future leaders, so we are replaceable, but does our team want to replace us?

Prove it - Be Replaceable!

If successful leaders need to be building towards being replaceable, how can they start? 

Be Replaceable!

Professional service firms thrive on growth and struggle when stagnating.

You’re not alone!

I had breakfast with a mentor last week. When we get together one story always flashes back to me.

That’s not what I meant!!!

There is a communication model that I love. It goes like this: First, there is what we want to communicate; Second,…

An easy guide to creating chaos!

When communicating a change helping people understand all three is a way to create understanding avoid creating…

What small change can you make today?

I was recently speaking to a startup business owner who I just met. He was working 80 hours a week and…

Feeling overwhelmed, leverage a mentor!

I frequently use the phrase never done careers when talking with those in professional services.

My boss isn't a leader!

This weekend I got a text in response to one of my posts where I encouraged leaders to not just tell but to…

Relax, Relax, RELAX, RELAX!!!!

My son’s former soccer coach used scream this at the boys when they were playing. The irony was not lost on the parents.

See the future!

I got a call from a colleague yesterday. I could hear the stress in his voice when we first connected….

FOMO it's not just for millennials.

I’ve been talking to several executives who are considering career transitions. There are a few common themes…

You can’t be an expert in everything!

Last week, I wrote about that just because you can do anything doesn’t mean you should. 

I can do this myself...but should I?

We often taught from an early age we can do anything we put our mind to. For many good reasons…

Take the break.

The last couple of days have made me think about time slightly differently. As a person in a never done career, I live by my calendar.

Find the gift!

Recently, I took a training course that focused on mental fitness. One of the sage techniques I learned was when something didn’t…

Still skiing at 75

[I am nowhere near 75.] As some of you know we go skiing over the holidays each year.

My 16-year-old made me a better driver.

We now have a new driver in the house. My 16-year-old son got his license last month.

Congratulations on a successful 2024!

I have never really made new year’s resolutions. It’s not that I hate them, I just don’t find them inspiring.

Don't tell my boss.

I did something yesterday; I haven’t done in a long time. It was supposed to be my last day of work for the year…

Give a gift to yourself.

Theme #2 from last weeks goal discussion: “I want to find better work balance and spend more time with my family.”

I need to stop saying yes to everything.

I just got of a great ProVisor networking group call hosted by Ginny Cascio Bonifacino and we were talking about…

Want to improve how you introduce yourself? Ask a friend.

Even though they constantly introduce themselves, many people I talk to are not comfortable with it.

Not sure how to show someone they are valued?

Over my career I have worked for countless bosses, I have learned something from each boss.

True leaders never go to a meeting alone!

When was the last time you went to a meeting alone? If you are in a professional services role every time…

When were you happiest in your career?

When I start working with a new client, I almost always start with this question. So far, every person has been…

Go sailing!

When I was younger, my father talked about loving to sail. He always placed sailing in a sailboat as superior to motoring ins speed boats.

It is never the wrong thing to do the right thing!!!

One of many Ted Lasso quotes I love. I recently have had the opportunity to catch up with a number of people who…

Don't confuse your targets with goals!!!

I was connecting with a long time friend the other day and he was complaining about how it had made clear to…

I should write my goals for next year.

We both know that’s not going to happen. Reframe it, I want to write my goals for next year.

Happy New Year.

Not really, but it happened this week, the first person mentioned waiting to do something until the new year. The logic, we are almost…

‘Should’ may be the enemy

I frequently think ‘should’ is the enemy of actions. Several times in the last couple days of coaching, I have heard the word…

What are you stuck on today?

There’s a model I use to get unstuck. What I love about it is that it doesn’t really matter if it’s a big or small problem, short-term or long-term…

The hidden benefit of good strategies; they create hope!

When you are in a never done career, it wears on you, and you can begin to feel like you are never going to catch up.

Hope is not a strategy!

I’ve heard this said countless times and probably said it myself a number of times as well. However, I do think hope has a role to play in strategy.

How can I help?

I have a challenge for you today. If your life is at all like mine, people frequently come to you with complaints…

How do you know when it is time to move on in the job?

I was doing some pro bono coaching yesterday and during the session the woman I was coaching asked,

The value of goals

The value of goals in a never done career. Figuring out your professional goals is a challenge and may…

Ending the Never Done Cycle.

Ending the Never Done Cycle. If we aren’t going to feel trapped in a never done career, we need to be selective in what we say yes to.

How do you wrestle control back from a never done job?

It all starts with values. I had what I thought was going to be today’s post entirely written when I realized…

Why are we never done?

One root cause is this little piece of advice. “Find a way to say yes.” A piece of advice that was shared with many of us early on in our professional…