5 Tips to Become a More Confident Writer

They say the best book to write is the one you wish you had and couldn’t find — and that’s exactly why I wrote Getting From College to Career, which was first published back in 2007.    I really struggled to start my career in my 20s, and I wrote the book to help make […]

Tra La, It’s May! 5 Tips for Becoming a Better Public Speaker

When I was a sophomore in high school, I had my first and only lead role in my high school’s musical. That year, it was “Camelot.” I was Guenevere.  There’s a song in the play that begins, “Tra la, it’s May! The lusty month of May!” Every year, on the first of May, I text […]

The Little Things Are the Big Things

I recently received a gift from a colleague, Bill Carrier, in Marshall Goldsmith’s 100 Coaches, a network of coaches and thought leaders I’m proud to be part of. It was a customized Yeti cup with my name on it. And here’s the best part: my name was spelled correctly.  That doesn’t seem very newsworthy, but […]

How to Toot Your Own Horn at Work — And Why That Matters

“Not to toot my own horn, but…”  That phrase has always grated on me. Why? Because you should toot your own horn — especially at work.  Whether you’re considering a new job, selling your services as an entrepreneur or asking for a raise or promotion, you have to be comfortable with promoting yourself. It can […]

When the Familiar Becomes Unfamiliar

We’re currently in what I’ve been referring to as the “messy middle” of the pandemic return-to-office experience. Many people planned to return in September, but COVID cases trended back up and our plans were upended again. We expected things to have changed for the better by now; instead, we’re left with no clear end in […]

What Does it Mean to Recalculate?

When Covid-19 first emerged, I started to think about all the people thrown unexpectedly into career transition because of the pandemic, lockdowns and economic fallout. For some reason, I kept imagining the situation as that moment when you’re driving a car and the road forks, or you make a wrong turn, or you miss an […]

Introducing My New Book, Recalculating

Workplace trends that were already taking place have only accelerated due to the coronavirus. My new book, Recalculating, is a guide to help you navigate the changing world of work.

How to Become an Indispensable Employee with Bruce Tulgan

At the beginning of July 2020, there were approximately 17.8 million people unemployed in the United States. In the face of sweeping layoffs and shutdowns, the economy feels wild and unpredictable. When managers are forced to make tough decisions, you don’t want to be the one finding a pink slip on your (virtual) desk. The […]