A manager giving advice

When to Give Advice As a Manager

When an employee asks us to give advice, it feels good. We jump to answer them and share our knowledge almost without thinking about it. People will often at least pretend that what we said is useful, and that feeds our egos even more. And the cycle of advice-giving continues. Unfortunately, our advice is often not that good. Many times

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Chalk writing on the sidewalk that says, you got this. A message to fight imposter syndrome

3 Ways to Combat Imposter Syndrome

Sitting on the floor at Esalen in coaching training, I shared how confidence in my writing had dropped and imposter syndrome set in. I had been writing and publishing blog posts every month or so. It took some confidence to start, but I felt that if my writing helped someone, it was worth it, which gave me the confidence I

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Hands offering something of value.

Are you really Values-Driven?

I have never seen a company list incremental revenue or increased margins as their company values. Most modern companies no longer list creating shareholder value or dominating a market as their mission. And yet, companies often make critical decisions based on revenue, margins, and market share. Today it seems like every company says that they are mission or values-driven, but what

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Looking Within

I have been struggling to figure out what to do during this crisis. In many ways, I am fortunate. I have my health, my job, a safe and secure living situation, and companionship. The world is undoubtedly troubled

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Stop Blaming the Ghost

Making tough decisions with compassion requires taking full responsibility for the choices you make and their consequences. Recently, when facing a tough situation, I found myself not living up to my expectations, and I was doing something that I have come to think of as blaming the ghost. Blaming the ghost is conjuring up an invisible being that prevents, forces,

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