Empowerment

Feb 27

Real Talk/Real Food: Childfree By Choice

In an era when more young women than ever, particularly professionals, are postponing parenthood for various reasons, others are opting out of having children altogether. Decades worth of studies show this trend to be on the rise, but too few…
Jan 18

OfficeHours: Being a Boss Without Being a B*tch

Do you worry about being perceived as a bitch at work? Do you want to become more assertive but worry about how others will perceive you? Are you interested in discovering ways to communicate firmly with candor and care? During…
Dec 11

Conversation, Ongoing: The Back-and-Forth Circuit of Workplace Feedback

Making the shift from anxious to excited has revealed itself to be the formula for a curious mindset. Once you’ve made the transformation (which fits into the rare category of simple and easy), your emotions will stabilize, grooming you to…
Dec 04

Self-Check Strategies: How To Make Feedback Sessions Work for YOU

Formal workplace feedback can be a tough nut to crack. Considering the contrasting perspectives of the givers and receivers of feedback, the amount of openness to ideas can vary, as can the trust factor between the parties. In my recent…
Nov 28

Real Talk/Real Food: Creating Boundaries At Work

Are you typically overwhelmed with your workload? Silly question, I know. Who isn’t overwhelmed by their workload these days? Okay, here are some better questions: How much of the work you do fails to further your goals or the expectations…
Nov 13

Listening To Understand: A Socials Skills Staple Examined

The essential social skill of Listening is rarely mastered, even by those among us who pride ourselves on being great listeners. In my recent article, Chit-Chat Credentials: Sharpening Your Social Skills with Two Distinct Listening Styles, I offered what may…
Sep 26

Real Talk/Real Food: Creating Boundaries at Work

Are you typically overwhelmed with your workload? Who isn’t overwhelmed by their workload these days? Okay, here are some more specific questions: How much of the work you do fails to further your goals or the expectations of your role?…
Sep 26

A Well-Oiled Mind: How To Achieve Emotional Wellbeing Through Self-Compassion

Our recent look at self-compassion focused on tending to one’s mind— you know, that crucial piece of equipment we rely upon as knowledge workers yet inflict abuse upon without remorse. I must confess that I don’t think Kristin Neff was…
Jul 10

I Feel Your Pain: An Empathetic How-To For Today’s Professionals

Workplace harmony depends upon some specific EQ tenets, not the least of which is the ability of colleagues to Empathize with one another. Such Empathy is the root of inclusion and is essential for creating trust— without which there is…
Jun 19

Real Talk/Real Food: Engaging in Difficult Conversations

Do you avoid having difficult conversations, or freeze up when you do? Have you looked back in regret about what you said or did not say during tough talks with your colleagues? Perhaps you’d like to have more effective tough…