Trade-offs: The Key to a Successful Life

We all have the same 24 hours in a day, but how we spend our time is what sets us apart. Life is all about trade-offs and making choices that will determine the quality of our lives. As Soren Kierkegaard famously said, “life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forward.” It’s easy to fall into the …

Can redesigning work to accommodate the paradigm shift prove successful?

“The role of leadership today is to bring clarity in uncertain times. The more uncertain things are, the more leadership is required. There is no job description for what you are facing, no rule book… Today’s leaders need to thrive in the face of this uncertainty.” The pandemic has created great uncertainty for organizations. However, this came on the back …

HOW DO YOU RESPOND TO STRESS?

How do you take care and ground yourself? More than ever, it’s critical that we take care of our bodies and mind. After all, our success depends on being able to function in a healthy, productive manner. So let me ask: when your flight, fight, freeze, or fawn response is triggered, how do you respond? How do you signal to …

The Importance of Listening to Others’ Viewpoints

When you disagree with someone, likely, you don’t want to waste your time listening to their viewpoints. Although listening to something you disagree with isn’t always fun, it is important to your future for several reasons. You Will Learn Something New When you take the time to listen to someone else and their viewpoints, you are exposed to thoughts that …

5 Tips on How to Manage Your Energy Levels

The varying degrees of your energy level can be your best friend or your worst enemy. Sometimes you have to have the energy to complete a task or activity and other times you seem to have the most energy when you’re trying to relax. If you can learn how to manage your energy levels effectively, you can move ahead rather …

The Four Types of Resilience

About Resilience Resilience is defined as “the ability to bounce back from setbacks and challenges,” but this ability varies significantly from person to person. Nevertheless, the ability to overcome adversity is key to resilience. For example, it has been shown that resilient people can recognize and address the potential for failure but face their fears anyway and succeed. In addition, …

Who is in Charge of Their Careers?

A Look at How We Got Here and What to Do About It It seems like no one knows who is in charge of their career anymore. We go to work each day, but we’re not really sure why we’re there or what we’re supposed to be doing. Our job titles might say one thing, but our responsibilities have changed …

5 Steps to More Confident Decision-Making

How do you make a decision? Do you know the steps? Decisions made impulsively or without careful thought might not always turn out the way you hope they will. Of course, there’s something to be said for instinct and even dumb luck. But what if good decisions were inevitable rather than occasional? Imagine for a moment how it would feel …

Career Decisions Are Never Easy

The Daily Grind People head to work each day and complete the tasks required of them. They do this day in and day out, even though it isn’t rewarding for most. So why do they do it? They like the security of having a steady paycheck. There is more to life than a paycheck and many are starting to realize …

Find Your “Why” at Work

How do you feel about your job? If things have been dragging lately, and you’re coming to experience more dread than delight over Monday mornings, it might be time to take a long, hard look at what you believe. The problem with finding a “Why” at work is not every job speaks to every person. Sometimes we wind up taking …