August 18, 2019

The Greatest Gift – To see and be seen

With the holiday season upon us, I wanted to share what I believe to be the greatest gift we can give each other during the holidays. I believe that essentially, every one of us desires to be seen and loved for who we truly are. One of the best gifts we can give ourselves and those we love is to see, appreciate and love others for who they truly … [Read more...]

Our brains are still looking for that sabre-tooth tiger

Q: During my review, I received feedback that people think I can be negative. I have to admit that I have become quite negative lately. It’s not much fun and it's clearly impacting me at work. This isn’t how I used to be. How can I turn this around? Interesting fact, did you know our brain is hardwired to focus on the negative? Solid research … [Read more...]

The upside of Envy

Q: A friend and I are in the same profession. They have advanced more quickly then I have and I hate to admit it bothers me somehow. I don’t want these feelings to get in the way of our friendship. What can I do about it? A: Ah yes, the pang of envy. Did you know that research is now showing that envy can have a positive effect on our lives? … [Read more...]

Don’t ask and you shall not receive

Q: We have a consulting business that bids on contracts that come up for tender. There is a contract we would love to have but the same company has been getting it for the past five years. My partner thinks we shouldn’t bother bidding on it but I think we should. What would you advise? A: In short, go for it! Sure you might not get it and I … [Read more...]

Top 10 things NOT to do at an interview!

Q: I recently applied for a job that stated it was a “casual work environment” and when I didn’t get the job, the feedback I was given by the recruiter was that I came across as too casual. I thought that was what they wanted? A: This isn’t the first time I’ve heard this. Don’t confuse a casual work environment with not having to be … [Read more...]