One Simple Tool For Overcoming Overwhelm at Work as a Woman in Leadership

One Simple Tool For Overcoming Overwhelm at Work as a Woman in Leadership If you’re feeling overwhelmed and burned out in your leadership role, it might be that you have too many open loops. Open loops are things that aren’t finished, aren’t done. Are waiting on approval. Have been pushed off to be decided. You […]

How to multiply your impact as a leader by doing less work

multiply your impact as a leader

How to multiply your impact as a leader by doing less work In the world of leadership, influence is the currency of success. True leaders understand that their ability to inspire and motivate others is far more valuable than their capacity to simply get things done. Yet, many high-achieving women struggle to relinquish control, fearing […]

How to Use a 90-Day Plan to Achieve Career Goals More Easily

How to Use a 90-Day-Plan to Achieve Career Goals More Easily

How to use a 90-day plan to achieve career goals more easily Starting a new leadership role? Feeling lost in the weeds, and you’re getting stuff done… but you’re meandering and it’s not really the right stuff to focus on? You need a 90-Day Plan. A 90-Day Plan forces you to look at your job […]

How to Be a Calm and Strategic Woman in Leadership

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How to Be a Calm and Strategic Woman in Leadership A strange thing can happen to very high-potential women when they step up into leadership: They become flummoxed by their to-do lists instead of being calm and strategic in their role. One of the very qualities that helps women succeed in early and midcareer stops […]

The Lazy Way to be More Successful

The lazy way to be more successful

The Lazy Way to be More Successful Some of the biggest transformations in my career and in others’ came from actions that took only five minutes. See, I’ve never really connected with the conventional time management advice that says you should put together a project management plan and decide on every action in some perfect […]

How to Achieve Your Goals — Without Losing Your Creative Soul

How to achieve your goals without losing your creative soul

How to Achieve Your Goals—Without Losing Your Creative Soul Ever feel like you’re never getting enough done? Or can get things done — but at the expense of your creativity? I was that kid in the soccer league who failed at defending the goal because I was off in the field distracted by picking flowers. […]

Dealing With Uncertainty: Grown Ups Sometimes Need Schedules and Juiceboxes Too

Dealing With Uncertainty- Grown Ups Sometimes Need Schedules and Juiceboxes Too

If you’re like some of my students, you’re currently balancing being Teacher, Gym Teacher, and Lunch Lady in addition to being Architect, Project Manager, and Engineer. And depending on your family situation, it’s possible you may be in the default role of ‘project manager’ of the household—which makes this time only harder. Women are much […]

The Easy Way to Set Simple Habits That Will Change Your Life and Work​

Here’s How I Set Simple Habits That Change My Life and Work

The Easy Way to Set Simple Habits That will Change Your Life and Work Before I write this piece on how to set simple habits, I just really need to preface: I am hesitant to write this piece because I worry about it being just another piece of ‘productivity porn.’ You know what I mean—the […]

Say No To Say Yes and Accelerate Your Career

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Say No to Say Yes and Accelerate Your Career Last week, I got a surprise in my inbox. I had just finished my recent post on how to set playful but rigorous personal goals when I got an email from Brittney Prest, one of the participants in my most recent workshop in Boston. I have […]