5 Things Smart, High Potential People Never Do!

Jul18
It’s one thing to have high potential, and quite another to use it! There are zillions of people with the smarts, the skills and the talent to “turn their potential into performance”™; to create a positive impact that is personally meaningful, doing what matters most to them in their work and in their lives. BUT…. (and it’s a huge one) they don’t advance. HUH? They may lack a Growth Mindset, the temperament, the conf...
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JUST BECAUSE YOU FEEL STUCK, DOESN’T MEAN YOU ARE

Jul13
(You're welcome to drag this image to your desktop) People get stuck for a reason—we just don’t always know what that reason is.  Then we get so hung up on being stuck that we become even more stuck.  And so, the cycle perpetuates itself. What I’ve discovered from coaching hundreds of people is that there is a wealth of wisdom imbued in every moment we are stuck:  That perhaps we’re stuck simply because we’re moving too fast, w...
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WOULD YOU BE HAPPIER IF YOU BROKE A FEW RULES?

May25
My brother died when we were little kids. At the time, my mom was too steeped in sorrow and pain to say much of anything to me: It seemed that breathing, itself, was excruciating for her. But there was this one thing … It was something that I was far too young to understand, but not too young that I didn’t know it was important to remember. “I did everything right. I read every book on how to raise a child. I kept you on a sche...
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THE CASUALTIES OF COMPLACENCY

May04
complacency It’s not a four-letter word, but maybe it should be. Here’s why…. If you’re a complacent person then you’re overly content and pleased with yourself. As a result, you’ve stopped paying attention to the things that matter. Blissfully unaware, you have come to ignore the real dangers in life, like your shortcomings, imperfections and flaws. Yeah, that. You are in a rut. You are the only who doesn’t notice this. E...
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Today is Equal Pay Day– Congratulations! But not really.

Apr04
The name Equal Pay Day is deceiving because, as you already know, it is most certainly not the day we celebrate equal pay for equal work. We are still 170 years away from that achievement, give or take a month. Here’s the history behind it: This day was first ‘celebrated’ in 1996, and was initiated by the National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE). It was born out of the need to highlight the gap between men and women’s wages. Held in...
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You Don’t Have the Time ….You Make the Time!

Mar23
Parkinson’s Law is not really a Law at all. What it is, is the adage that "work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion”. You can thank Cyril Northcote Parkinson for that little ditty. In your life, Parkinson's Law plays out like this: Your manager forgot to give you an urgent request for a report. You now have two hours in which to complete it. You get it done in two hours. Phew! The following week that same m...
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AN OPEN LETTER TO HIGH POTENTIAL, UNDERACHIEVING WOMEN

Jan05
Dear High Potential, Underachieving Friend, I’ve been wanting to have this conversation with you for quite some time but, I confess, I’ve been a wimp. I know, I know…. You see me as a powerful woman who never holds back, so I betrayed both of us, didn’t I? Please know that this letter is tinged with the embarrassment that comes with not having had the courage to confront you sooner. But wimp no more! What I’ve been wanti...
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The Ultimate Guide on How to Advance Women Now!

Aug05
She told me she felt dismissed, irrelevant, invisible. She told me she didn’t feel as though she mattered; she couldn’t recall the last time she’d been validated. She wondered what was wrong with her; what she could have done differently and what she should now do over. “She” is a leader-- a high potential senior manager who has worked for the same tech firm for the past decade. She loves her company, but she doesn’t thi...
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Savvy, Sexy, Smart? Not on LinkedIn!

May26
Recently my 18-year-old daughter poked her head in the door of my office to let me know that she was headed out to spend time with her girlfriends. Distractedly, I looked up to say goodbye. I almost gave myself whiplash from the double take when I saw her. In place of my little girl stood a sexy, provocative, gorgeous, tiny ‘object’ dressed in skin-tight Lycra, over-the-knee heeled boots and make-up of the Kardashian kind. Talk t...
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