Overcoming the Hurdle of Impossibility

The greatest hurdle is convincing yourself that what you want is possible. Author Unknown I loved the Chip and Dan Heath book, Decisive, and I can’t recommend it highly enough. It is about making better decisions, and one of the book’s first recommendations is Widen Your Options. Think “And” … [Read more...]

Ten Career And Self-Help Books For Your Holiday Gift List – Forbes

This post originally appears in my Work In Progress column for Forbes.com: In my line of work as an executive coach and corporate trainer, I read a LOT of career and self-help books. Here are 10 of my favorites from this year: Forget A Mentor, Get A Sponsor: The New Way To Fast-Track Your … [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...]

Motivational Tricks

In the current issue of Fast Company, Dan and Chip Heath sell the benefits of smaller goals: http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/133/made-to-stick-time-to-aim-lower.html They talk about starting a one-minute exercise program or a five-minute decluttering project. There is definitely a place for … [Read more...]

Dan and Chip Heath's Kill The Slogans Idea Good For Jobseekers Too

http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/131/made-to-stick-kill-the-slogans-dead.html In Dan and Chip Heath's latest column for Fast Company they espouse the benefit of speaking in plain English and not trying to do something too clever a la the slogan variety.  I wholeheartedly agree; this advice … [Read more...]