The Best Career Advice Quotations

One of my favorite questions to ask successful professionals is, “What is one thing you know now that you wish you had known earlier in your career?” (For me, it’s learning to reach out for help when difficult situations arise, rather than thinking I have to solve everything myself.) Surround Yourself With an Awesome Team […]

Ditch the Ropes Course: 5 Team-Building Activities Your Team Won’t Hate

“Oh, awesome! We’re heading to a ropes course!” said no one ever. Unfortunately, team-building activities have gotten a really bad rap over the years, largely because they are often perceived as “forced fun” that is anything but. If you are planning to host an activity for your team this summer, why not shake it up […]

Forget New Year’s Resolutions, Let’s Talk #SummerGoals

Question: Does every day of summer have to be “lazy”? I love a good beach read — and, of course, just relaxing by the pool — but over the years I’ve found that summer can also be an ideal time to knock off some big projects that get lost in the busyness of more “productive” […]

The One Conversation That Can Instantly Improve Your Career

Do you generally prefer emailing, texting or talking on the phone? Do you love it when people write their whole message in the email subject line or does it make you cringe? How do you feel about voicemail? Emoticons? Infographics? What these types of questions reveal is commonly known as your “communication style,” that is, […]

The 5 Best Graduation Speeches of 2017

Giving a college graduation speech is a singular experience: you have an audience full of proud families — from great-grandparents to younger siblings — and excited grads ready to throw their mortarboards and start their post-school lives. Everyone wants to hear a memorable message, and these days, of course, people’s camera phones are poised to record […]

Weird in a World That’s Not: A Q&A With Author Jennifer Romolini

She had me at “weird.” I couldn’t wait to dig into Jennifer Romolini’s brand new book, Weird In a World That’s Not: A Career Guide for Misfits, F*ckups, and Failures. After all, who among us hasn’t at some point felt totally out of place, especially in a work setting? I recently had the opportunity to […]

Millennial Boss Talk: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

When it comes to Becoming the Boss, I know far from everything, but I did write the book. While I love to share my own #Boss Story, as you know I am not a millennial myself. So, this week I wanted to share a few great stories I’ve recently read from millennial bosses. There’s something […]

Funny Business: How Workplace Humor Can Contribute to Success

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Do you enjoy a good joke during the work day? The problem is that sticky issue of what makes a joke “good” and work-appropriate. Some people love stand-up comedy-type routines – tough to pull off in a work setting (and often cringe-inducing). Others are more into practical jokes and April Fool’s stunts. Again, not funny […]

Now Trending in the Millennial Workplace

In my “Now Trending” series, I curate five recently published articles that capture the future of work or embrace the Millennial mindset. Share your favorite articles of the week in a comment! Faced With Graying Workforce, Nestlé to Start Major Recruitment Drive According to this Wall Street Journal article, Nestle will begin a major initiative […]

Quick Tips for Improving Your Elevator Pitch

No matter where you are in your career, your elevator pitch is an essential tool in your “how to get ahead” arsenal. How well you describe yourself in those first few moments of meeting someone is immeasurably important. It takes only 7 seconds to make a first impression, so your opening lines need to be […]