Love your job?

Tips for becoming indispensable Well, you’ve done it!  You have FINALLY landed in your dream job.  You know the one – you can’t wait to get to work in the morning and Sunday evening means you begin to look FORWARD to Monday morning.  Congratulations!  Now, the search is over, but the work is just beginning.

Career in Review

Reflection and planning for the new year Thankfully, the election is behind us so now we can all get back to our lives.  The end of the year – in between your holiday preparations, festivities, travel and celebrations – is a great time to do some reflecting and planning for you and your career. Something

Redefining how we develop talent

Focus on strengths, not on weaknesses I had the opportunity to attend Gallup Accelerated Strengths training this summer – something I’ve had on my wish list for a few years now and it finally bubbled to the top.  The experience far exceeded my expectations, and I’ve found myself very tuned into daily conversations in a

6 ways Millennials are changing your workplace

For the better! This month I’m going to take sides in the generational debate.  I am really tired of hearing how lazy and entitled the millennial generation is.  I get the opportunity to work with brilliant young professionals every day and I believe that the struggle lies in the fact that we are trying hard

Never look for a job again!

How-to Guide for sliding seamlessly into each career move I was talking with someone the other day who was unbelievably unhappy and unfulfilled in her current job. She has been with the same company for 13 years and although she’s moved around and been promoted, she feels very stuck.  I asked her why she didn’t

Earn Their Loyalty Now…

Because someone else will be able to buy it If you are reading this article then you are probably leading a team or running a business and are curious what I mean by this title.  If you haven’t had to do any hiring lately – CONGRATULATIONS!  If you have, then you know how very difficult

So you think you want a raise?

Tips and tricks for approaching this very uncomfortable subject As many people are uncomfortably aware, the recession played havoc with a lot of careers and career plans.  It significantly impacted (mostly in a negative way) many people’s career direction, household income, position title and tenure.  If this happened to you, you might be one of

In honor of the graduating class of 2015

3 Principles for Career Success I had a very stimulating conversation with Brian Simons a few weeks ago. Brian is the President and CEO of Altavera Mortgage Services – one of the busiest growing companies in Denver that you’ve probably never heard of. Anyway, I had just returned from a mentoring event at CU in

Distracted Job Searching

Are you headed for a Career Crash? I often use driving a car to illustrate the job search process with candidates. Let’s imagine your career is a coast to coast road trip. There are many stops along the way; some occasional side roads, hills to climb, valleys to navigate and even some bad weather here

Are you Really Disengaged, or Just Dissatisfied?

The trendy new HR term right now is “employee engagement.” I must read 4 articles a week that talk about how some major percentage of the employee population is “disengaged.” Where in the world did this come from? Are you really “this word,” or are you actually dissatisfied with your job to the point where