Goal Setting 101

Why is it that many people make New Year’s resolutions but can’t achieve them?  Oftentimes the resolution is too vague (I want to lose weight) or so unattainable (I will run a marathon) that they are abandoned very quickly.  I consider September a new year; maybe it is that new yellow pencil mentality so I … Read more

Follow the Leader

Tomorrow night I will be on a panel for the Hartford, CT alumni group of Bryant University discussing advice for aspiring leaders.  In these tumultuous times, leaders are more under the microscope then ever and outstanding leaders of even a few years ago are finding that they are no longer the best to lead and … Read more

Mementos and Milestones

Last week I did not write my blog but had a good reason.  My other company, Carter Consultants Ltd., an executive search and research, firm celebrated 20 years in business on September 3rd.  I had some preparations for this milestone including writing the email blast and an article for my website.  Many things have changed … Read more

Small Miracles

I am a day late (again!) writing my blog but I had a good reason this time.  On Sunday morning at 6:15 am, I got a text from a friend saying she lost power.  As I read it, I lost mine.  I looked outside and saw that my tree in the front yard had totally … Read more

A is for Accountability

Recently I was accused by a friend that I had “ruined their day”.  I admit that I said some things that although factual were also unpleasant because I was hurt by some of his actions (I admit that I did not apply the “You Versus I” concepts that I wrote about in one of my … Read more

Color Your World to Open Your Mind

Last week I had the pleasure of speaking to members of New Canaan Cats, a career transition group.  The topic of my workshop was “Color Your Mind to a New Way of Thinking About Your Job Search”.  (Long title but fun and informative night, not just for them, but for me as well.)   Everyone … Read more

Are You A Negative Nancy or Ned?

I recently asked my readers for ideas for my blog and a college friend gave me a good suggestion.  He usually listens to the radio on the way into work which he has always enjoyed.  Lately, however, he finds that the news is all so negative that it puts him in a bad mood which … Read more