The Importance of Failing Forward

Failing forward, or learning from what went wrong, is a critical component of having a successful career and being an effective leader.  Becoming better from your mistakes, rather than spending all your time focusing on covering them up or defending them, is the key here. As a leader, one must strive to develop a growth … Read more

How to Embrace the Gray Areas in Life

Do you consider yourself a black and white type person?  Do you see the world in absolutes with no gray areas?  Do you take the high road or the low road but don’t see yourself in the middle?  Do you get very uncomfortable when things are not crystal clear? It is difficult to chart a … Read more

Learning From Our Mistakes is Part of the Journey

We live in a world where people who make mistakes are usually frowned upon. However some of the greatest inventions were created because someone did something wrong. Considering computers can pretty much do anything for us, we tend to forget that we are not made of bits and bytes, but we have blood, bones, and … Read more

Dare Yourself to Overcome Complacency

When I think of the word “dare”… the first thought that comes to my mind is the childhood game, Truth or Dare. In that game, if you ended up taking the dare, it usually meant you had to do something unappealing like eat dirt or kiss a boy (which was a big EWW back then). … Read more

So It Just Didn’t Happen

You may not believe in making New Year’s Resolutions but with all that is going on in the world maybe you thought it would be a good idea to try something different this year, so you set a few goals for yourself. As the month of January is starting to end, you realize that…   … Read more

ABCs of Your Career Journey – Y is for Yesterday

When we look back on our lives, do you find yourself regretting that you did not come as far in your career journey as you had hoped by now?  You can convince yourself that there were external factors that hindered your journey but how many times can we play victim and not just accept that … Read more

ABCs of Your Career Journey – V is for Vulnerability

It takes courage to be vulnerable especially in the workplace!  It can be very difficult and stressful to be “seen” by others when faced with challenging issues.  By exposing ourselves to others to voice our opinion, we open ourselves up to possible ridicule.  HOWEVER more importantly it can open the door to innovation and willingness … Read more

ABCs of Your Career Journey – U is for Unleash

How often do you completely let go?  In other words, when was the last time you just stopped running on that hamster wheel of life and took a real break from the action?  It is important to take time-outs periodically in order to have the opportunity to unleash your inner self.  This is not just … Read more

The New School Year Has Started – What Grade Are You In?

I always like September because I feel like it really is the start to the new year.  Maybe it is remembering having all new school supplies, lunchbox, clothes, etc.  I call it my “new yellow pencil mentality”.  For that reason, I always decide on a few goals that I want to achieve; a couple of … Read more

ABCs of Your Career Journey – O is for Observant

Do you want to achieve greater success in your career?  Do you question some of the assignments you take on and do they really help you get ahead?  Do you view other people and wonder what they are doing to move up the corporate ladder that maybe you should be doing? Truly successful people are … Read more