Ten Signs Your Workplace is “Toxic”

Ten Signs Your Workplace is “Toxic”

“Sari” used to love going to work. But not lately. Her division has been in upheaval for months with constant “streamlining.” Leaders come and go and colleagues who were once cordial are now pitted against each other, fearful of losing their...
If You Build It, You Have to Maintain It

If You Build It, You Have to Maintain It

Just the other day I was in the yard picking up dog poop. Also known as: any other day. Quick fact: 4 years ago we rescued a black Lab mix. I must love her a lot to let her use my backyard as a toilet. So, I’m in the yard, picking up the dog poop, having that...
What’s Your Ride?

What’s Your Ride?

Hey there, Ambitious Annie! Stuck in the slog of 9 to 5 that has you spinning in circles? Doing the same thing, week after week, month after month, year after year? No matter how hard you work, it doesn’t seem like you’re getting anywhere… Welcome to...
Thankful to Be So Unlucky

Thankful to Be So Unlucky

The email came from a former colleague, one who has struggled to find her footing since being downsized several years ago. “You’re one of the lucky ones,” she wrote. “I’m glad to see things worked out so well for you.” I read the...
I Speak for Women (and You Should Too)

I Speak for Women (and You Should Too)

If ever there were a time to speak up for other women, this is it. A year and a half ago, I launched my business, a career and communications strategy firm that helps clients achieve through the power of storytelling. My goal, after 20+ years in the corporate world,...