Leo Tolstoy On Tiny Changes

True life is lived when tiny changes occur – Leo Tolstoy What is one positive change you can implement right now – eat one piece of fruit each day, get fresh flowers for your desk, take your lunch break outdoors? You don’t have to quit your job. You don’t have to spend lots of money. You don’t … [Read more...]

Four Fun Ways To Make Your New Year Resolutions Stick

The beginning of the year is ripe for resolutions. On the career front, you might resolve to network more, be more active with your online profile, or get more involved in a professional association. You probably also have goals in other areas in your life – saving more, exercising more, spending … [Read more...]

Inspiration Friday: Viktor Frankl

When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves – Viktor Frankl Sometimes bad luck happens to good people -- a company buyout leads to unexpected job loss, an illness leads to unwelcome time off.  We all know inspirational people who have been able to … [Read more...]

Book Review: Switch by Chip Heath and Dan Heath

I am a fan of the Heath brothers already from their Fast Company column and their first book, Made To Stick.  I really loved Switch.  The topic on change is important (it is subtitled How To Change Things When Change Is Hard).  The format is very accessible with lots of varied examples, chapter … [Read more...]

Book Review: Shift by Jeff Hull

You have to love a book that manages to use the word asymptote in a non-mathematical context.  "Shfit" by Jeff Hull, an executive coach and Jungian psychotherapist, pulls that off deftly in his description of the Asymptote of Joy (essentially, there is always more joy to be experienced).  There are … [Read more...]

The policy of being too cautious is the greatest risk of all. — Jawaharlal Nehru

Where in your career and life are you being too cautious? What is holding you back? What is one thing you can do this week to mitigate perceived risks? What is one thing you can do today to expand your comfort zone? … [Read more...]