Still figuring it out? You are NOT alone.

I must've asked the same question several different times during the course of this week, "What are your plans after you get your degree?" Many people didn't have an answer. Some fumbled with their response. Others provided canned statements around wanting to pursue a terminal degree. A couple of them gave me an answer that … Continue reading Still figuring it out? You are NOT alone.

Finding your North Star: What are your guiding principles?

The North Star is the brightest star in the Ursa Minor constellation and is commonly referred to as the "Pole Star". Without GPS, travelers would locate the North Star and use it to guide them to their destination.  This is why we call guiding principles, the North Star. When you have nothing else, it is … Continue reading Finding your North Star: What are your guiding principles?

Before you say “Yes” – Compatibility with the Hiring Manager

In this day in age, there's so much competition in the workforce that sometimes you're just happy to get a callback. You chat it up with the recruiter and the phone screen goes off without a hitch, the next thing you know they're scheduling your next round of interviews. You're excited and nervous but prepared … Continue reading Before you say “Yes” – Compatibility with the Hiring Manager

WoMan vs. the Universe

Sometimes things don't go quite as you plan. As you all know - my husband's birthday was Friday (in case you missed it, see Birthday tribute) and typically we do pretty nice sized birthdays. One year was a trip to Dallas to see the Cowboys play in their season opener - my hubs is a … Continue reading WoMan vs. the Universe

Establishing a Baseline for Yourself

I guess it's the project manager in me but I love establishing a baseline of anything. Whether it be how much money I spend each month to how messy my house is on any given day - establishing a baseline gives you a starting point for whatever you are trying to accomplish. In this blog, … Continue reading Establishing a Baseline for Yourself

Managing through layoffs

As a people manager, I understood the fundamental principle that I was no longer an independent contributor.  I had a team that I was responsible for, who looked to me for guidance. So when my company went through a steady stream of layoff's, I remember thinking about my team and how best I would handle … Continue reading Managing through layoffs

Before you quit…

You know when it's time to leave a company. You get that sinking feeling like you've overstayed your welcome or that you're in a bad relationship where neither one of you want to make it work. Every meeting is a waste of time, every email is "WHAT do you want?", every call is a "Can … Continue reading Before you quit…