Accept Your Dark Side

How to Accept Your Dark Side

Everyone has a dark side. You know what I’m talking about – that part of your personality you try to hide from others. Whether it’s when you get flustered, stressed, bored, disengaged or some other trigger, and another side of you takes over. The next acts can vary: you interrupt others, speak boldly, step on […]

How to Be Yourself at Work

Many articles, blogs, and books describe the “right” way to be a strong employee, effective manager, etc. Let’s be honest, there are a variety of skills, techniques, and experience influence one’s effectiveness in the workplace. Just applying new technique, management style, or latest business catchphrase often creates minimal impact. I approach personal effectiveness in the […]

Colleagues Laughing

How to Crush It as a Colleague

The professional environment continues to shift in the 21st century. From cubicles, to shared space, from working in an office, to working from a distance. One constant throughout it all is that most people work alongside colleagues. Coworkers can be a source of joy or pain depending on how you view these relationships. Here are […]

Team Player

How to Be Noticed for your Next Promotion

Everyone knows that person who constantly talks about the accounts they landed, projects they lead, accolades received, etc. These people are regularly on the minds of leadership, yet often not in the desired way. Many feel jealous of these individuals, for  humans have a bias towards receiving attention. Sadly, this bias rarely separates positive attention […]


3 Ways to Empower Your Team to Take Initiative

One of the opportunities of leadership rests in the ability to raise up the next generation of company leaders. Leaders are given the responsibility to educate and train the future influences in their organization. Many leaders I’ve worked work express challenges empowering teams to take initiative in the workplace. The basic concept involves having worker […]