Category: Management

How I Beat Burnout Like a Drum

Once upon a time, burnout got the best of me. Why? I got comfortable. Too comfortable. I enjoyed what I was doing so much, coaching new employees, building relationships, managing my team, that I forgot […]

My Top 3 Mistakes as a People Manager

My 11 year journey as a people manager was an amazing experience. Hired at 22 fresh out of college, I all but grew up in a successful organization where I could grow, learn and lead. […]

What If Managers Worked For Tips?

Life is short. Most of us will work for only about 40 years in our lifetime. Are we doing all we can to grow, discover & live our purpose? At work, are we doing all […]

“I Was Just Joking” – Sarcasm in the Workplace

We’ve all been there.  Someone makes a comment and you can’t tell if they’re joking or not. We may study their face for a tell, take their comment at face value, or we may actually […]

Joyfear (3 Ways to Focus When You Face Job Elimination)

Each year, I used a week of vacation time in late July to celebrate my sister’s birthday, work on creative projects and enjoy the summer, and 2015 was no exception. The weather in Portland, Oregon was […]