Many years ago, I had the pleasure to sit down with John W. Gardner who is oft credited with the expression of “repotting” oneself as an approach to life-long learning and personal growth. He was someone who often repotted himself, even taking a new job in his late 70s. He lived almost 90 years, from … More Making Changes — Is it Time for Repotting You?
Let me start by admitting that I am a master procrastinator. Combining that with the fact that I’m terrible at estimating the time required for a task, probably makes me a little difficult to work with. But I’ve been successful enough because I manage to pull off most things, most of the time…or at least … More Embrace Your Inner Procrastinator– Make it Work For You
Ever felt envious of someone? Of a promotion or award? Of some praise that someone else received? Or maybe just some else’s life in general? I’d be really surprised if you’ve never felt envious. So, thinking back, how did it make you feel? Envy usually drags us down — we are sad because, at that … More Envy: from Flaw to Field Guide
Imagine you are sitting in a meeting and your manager walks in. Does she or he walk in and take over? Or maybe listen for a little while, then offer input? If a manager wants to lead by coaching and empowering, then most of us can guess that taking over isn’t the right approach. Instead, … More How Can I Help?: One of Seven Ways to Manage Like a Coach