News flash: You don’t need to go it alone

News flash: You don’t need to go it alone

For some, going it alone is a badge of courage. For others, it is a way to demonstrate independence and show the world that they don’t need any help. And for many people, it’s a belief that we “can’t” or “shouldn’t” ask for help and “bother” other people. Women, in...
I’m aiming for an A-

I’m aiming for an A-

I was having a discussion with someone recently about how hard we all try (well, okay, about how hard I try). At everything. Really, at everything. Even though I think I’ve stopped trying that hard. They recommended I aim for an A-, instead of an A. “Instead of an A,”...
How to mend a broken work relationship

How to mend a broken work relationship

Recently a client (we’ll call her Sue) shared her frustration following a conversation she had with a colleague. The discussion seemed pretty benign to me, so I asked Sue why she had such strong feelings about it. She then gave me the back story of an earlier...
Five ways to set your employees up to fail

Five ways to set your employees up to fail

We unfortunately set people up to fail all the time. We may have the best intentions, and we may think we’re setting our reports up to succeed, but we may be making things more difficult for them. We may not be giving them the resources and support they need, or we...