How I Stopped Sucking At Networking

Last night, I was able to jump on a twitter chat about the upcoming conference SHRM is having in DC. It sounds awesome and I wish I could go and meet all of the people from the chat in person! It made me think of my most popular blog post ever, which I posted on LinkedIn about a year and a half ago, about networking. It’s had over 180,000 views …

When Being Right is Wrong for Leaders

A few conversations I’ve had lately have gotten me thinking about how being right often becomes a derailer for leaders. In one conversation, two people were arguing about something completely inconsequential. They were both so adamant about being right about the subject that voices were raised, tension was high, and others in the room felt …

Why Sweden’s 6 Hour Work Day is a Bad Idea

Here’s what I think about Sweden switching to a 6-hour work day. Great move, but not the best way to reinvent work. Let’s start thinking about 100% Autonomy, 100% Accountability and let people get their work done how they need to for their best work, best life, and your best customer experience! I share my thoughts in this short video.

Part-Time Business Sidekick Wanted!

As I enter my fifth year of business, I am excited to say I am very busy! I have great clients and partners, and we’re developing stronger leaders and culture together. I have a lot up my sleeve for the next few months and into the future, including a business rebrand, product launches, and of course the next Reinvent Work Summit! I can’t …

The Torture of 9-5 Work and How To End It

In case you missed it, Oxford academic and sleep researcher Dr. Paul Kelley says that 9-5 work shifts  pose a “serious threat” to employee health. He likened this sort of schedule to “torture”, saying that it is out of sync with our natural circadian rhythms and has an adverse effect on our health, mood and of course, productivity. …

Why It Matters That I’m Working On Vacation

I’m writing this while I sit on the beach at a lakeside cottage. The sun is dancing on the water, the sand is warm on my feet, and whenever I feel a little too hot, I take a quick walk through the waves while my dog barks from the paw-deep shoreline. I’m not saying this to make you envious, although it is beautiful here. I’m not saying …

The Most Unproductive Conversation Leaders Are Having

There is one conversation that comes up time and time again when my corporate HR and Leader friends are sharing their work stories with me. It’s a conversation that drives me nuts. It’s a conversation that I used to have, too, when I was working in the corporate world, so I can see how it is perpetuated in that grey, cubicle-filled, bureaucratic …

The Hierarchy of Workplace Reinvention – Where are you operating?

We are living and working in a fast-paced, ever changing world today. The workplace of the past, where workers punched in at 9, worked until 5 and then went home to enjoy their family life, volunteer duties and leisure time, is barely in existence. Organizations are asking more out of employees and employees are expecting more from them. While we are …