The Most Lethal Factor Affecting People in the Workplace (and Everywhere Else)

Only 30 percent of American employees feel engaged or inspired at their jobs and the vast majority of U.S. workers -- 70 percent -- are not reaching their full potential, a Gallup [...]

When Chasing Your Tail is Beneficial

Sent to me by Fran Kenny, one of my Facebook friends, I share this piece of wisdom today.  I have a slightly different take on some of these (imagine that!), and  I also [...]

Are You Just Being Too Sensitive?

“You’re just being too sensitive.”  Perhaps. Often, however, these words are spoken by someone who’s actually . . . frustrated or afraid of your pain (or your anger). I’ve observed we have a tendency to [...]

Keep Your Eye on the Rainbow Post-a-Note

Do you remember as a child how you anticipated your next birthday?  “I’m 7 ½.” you’d proudly say, eager for the next six months to roll by so that you could declare, [...]

What is Ubuntu?

In the Ubuntu tribe of South Africa, when someone does something wrong, they take the person to the center of the village.  There the tribe surrounds the individual for two days, while members of [...]

Get Your “But…” Out of the Rut

If you are tired of what you’re doing in the workplace, it’s time to get your "But..." out of the rut.  You deserve to contribute in a meaningful and satisfying way.  If you’re [...]

You Can’t Deny That You Have Wings

“When she transformed into a butterfly, the caterpillars spoke not of her beauty, but of her weirdness. They wanted her to change back into what she always had been.  But she had [...]

What Would Happen If I Changed How I See Myself?

I confess I like to watch QVC and HSN. Several days ago, while schlepping a heavy box up my driveway, the Federal Express lady said, “Oh, so you’re the one that orders [...]