Employee Value and Brand

Have you ever reference checked your future boss? You might want to.

Have you ever reference checked your future boss? You might want to. Goodness, did we have an engaging conversation on the Live show last week. I shared the idea that your manager can play Coach, Patron, or Investor in your development with the audience. And knowing which you want, which you need, and which kind …

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In an interview you want people to remember how you think, not your features.

In an interview you want people to remember how you think, not your features. “Your goal in an interview is to help the people in the room recognize your potential and then remember it. Why? So when the decision-makers, both the ones you’ve met and the ones you haven’t, get together to choose who will …

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Why does the Future You need to be recognizable and original?

Why does the Future You need to be recognizable and original? “Well, that’s super boring.” Raise your hand if I’ve said that to you about you. If you could see my network of brilliant friends, my guess is you’d see several hands sheepishly raise. Why? Because when I ask them what they want to teach …

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Contradictions & the Future You: Holding humility and self-promotion in the same hand.

Contradictions & the Future You: Holding humility and self-promotion in the same hand. Humility: freedom from pride or arrogance, the quality or state of being humble. Self Promotion: the act of furthering one’s own growth, advancement, or prosperity, the promotion of oneself. When I’m working with someone on how to talk about the Future You, I get excited when I hear contradictions …

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You’re actually exceptionally good at self-promotion. But are you promoting past you or future you?

You’re actually exceptionally good at self-promotion. But are you promoting past you or future you? Yes, you, and, for that matter, so is everyone else. Every person you interact with today is promoting themselves to you and you to them. Do this little thought exercise for a second… Think about the last conversation you had …

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“How can I help you?” Why you need a better answer to this question.

“How can I help you?” Why you need a better answer to this question. “How can I help you?” It’s the first question I ask when I’m working with someone. I need to know what you want to manifest in your future. Why? Because I’m the Fairy Godmother, it’s my job to help you make …

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Do You Know How To Make An Organizational Blind Pass?

Do You Know How To Make An Organizational Blind Pass? I spend at least an hour every day in the hills behind my house, hiking and listening to podcasts. It’s exercise and R&D time all rolled into one.  During the interview with Reed Hastings of Netflix on the This Is Working podcast, Reed casually mentioned …

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