Category Archives: Strengths

What happens when you share your dreams with others?


Yesterday, I shared an elevator with a mentee I haven’t seen in a few weeks. As we exchanged the normal ‘hey, how are you’ banter, I could tell she had news to share. She had a sparkle in her eye … Continue reading

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FocuSuccess and Failing to Focus


During a recent Leadership Conference, a new employee asked a panel of veterans for the secret to their success. He asked “What was the pivotal or key decision you made that put you on the path that allowed your growth … Continue reading

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Gratitude – working to instill it in the pre-teen


In one of my earlier posts, I discussed how my pre-teen is having trouble focusing on the positive and that I resulted to negative consequences for each time she said something negative.  That worked for a day or two at … Continue reading

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Strengths Focus and Career Development Planning


Yesterday I led a StrengthsFinder session with a room filled with accountants.  They were very interested as they read the different descriptions of each of their strengths and then learned about the strengths of others in the room and on … Continue reading

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How do I get back in the job market after having a baby?


Recently an old college friend sent me a note asking me for some first steps to get back into the job market.  Here are some of the steps I recommended.  What would you add? 1) Update LinkedIn with as much … Continue reading

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The importance of Positivity – and a challenge for the “Negative Nellies” out there


As both a parent and a mentor, I am constantly reminded of the power of positive thinking.  One of my StrengthsFinder 2.0 traits is Positivity.  I once had a boss tell me that I was too positive, that I needed … Continue reading

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