want to change

Want to Change? Follow These 8 Steps

Despite the fact that sometimes we want to change, change isn’t always easy. In fact, it’s often ridiculously difficult. And I’m not just talking about organizational change here; I’m talking about those times when we decide we want to make changes in our own lives. Maybe it’s a habit we want to form; perhaps it’s[…]

the best employees understand

4 Contradictions the Best Employees Understand

The best employees understand that while some ideas might seem at first blush to be contradictory, they may actually be keys to better performance. So take a look at the ones outlined below. While some of them may seem like contradictions, if we take a closer look, they might not really be; but I’ll let you decide[…]

ways you can stand out at work

7 Ways You Can Stand Out at Work

  People want to stand out at work, and really, it’s not all that complicated. (You’ll notice I didn’t say it wouldn’t be difficult. I said it wasn’t complicated.) And no, I don’t mean surface ways you can stand out, like by having tattoos (I don’t care if you have them or not — just[…]

ways you can show leadership without a title

10 Ways You Can Show Leadership Without a Title

It’s a question and/or statement I hear some version of an awful lot. “I want to lead, but I’m not a manager.” Or… “How can I lead when I’m not a manager?” It’s not a bad question to ask and think through, and I admire folks’ sincere desire to develop their leadership skills. The thing[…]