If there was a continuum between focused and frazzled, where would you fall most days? If you’re landing more on the frazzled end of the continuum, you could be hurting your career. I provided leadership coaching to John, a talented scientist who was beyond brilliant, but his manager and co-workers described him as always frazzled [read more…]
How do you fill your bucket? You may be thinking right now, what bucket? Tom Rath’s book, How Full Is Your Bucket? reveals how even the briefest interactions with others affect your productivity, health, and longevity. Organized around a simple metaphor of a dipper and a bucket, and grounded in 50 years of research, his book shows [read more…]
What do you like in your present career? What are some things you’d like to tweak this year? Reflection is key and presents a fantastic growth opportunity in your leadership and career.
Because so many of my coaching clients have shared with me that the three questions below start them off in the right direction every year, I’m reprising this ezine article. (I am excited to share that a version of this resolutions article was selected and posted on Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global website!) Resolutions—bah hum bug! It drives [read more…]
Find out the inspiration behind my new book, “Career ReCharge: Five Strategies to Boost Resilience and Beat Burnout” that is now available on Amazon and Kindle!
Last week one of my leadership-coaching clients said to me, “There is something wrong with me. Many of my peers are focused on how to get promoted but I am happy at my present level. Shouldn’t I be more motivated and want more?” I asked her, “Are you still challenged and learning?” She replied not [read more…]
Have you ever said yes to taking on a new project, having no idea it was going to take way more time and energy than you ever imagined? Have you ever planned a vacation with limited time to research with the hope that it would be worth it? I can check the Yes box for [read more…]
One facet of the Self-Awareness strategy of my Benatti Resiliency Model® is purpose. I ask all my clients to articulate their purpose because it provides them a framework for making better career decisions and enhancing their leadership. What is purpose? Webster’s dictionary defines purpose as “the reason for which something exists.” I define it as the contribution [read more…]
Resolutions—bah humbug! It drives me crazy that people insist on making New Year’s resolutions on January 1 after one of the most exhausting and busy times of the year. Bad timing is just one of the reasons research shows that 80% of New Year’s resolutions will not come to fruition. January should be a time [read more…]
People come into our lives at different times. We appreciate them but seldom celebrate them during their lives. I recently lost my coach Pat Schuler who passed away from a sudden illness. She was a friend and mentor for almost ten years. When she presented at a Career Coaching Conference in 2008, I knew that [read more…]