Archive for JoelGarfinkle SmartBlogs
There seems to be an innate drive to success that burns within us. If not, there are hundreds of images and announcements that extol the value of advancement. Videos and the Internet lure with the delights of riches.
People around us seem to slide into success. It looks so easy for them.
But what do you do when you find yourself treading water?[…] Continue Reading »
Do your employees stop talking and look uncomfortable when you walk into the coffee room? Does everyone but you go out for drinks after work? Is your boss checking up on you more frequently than usual? Do your projects seem to be stuck in quicksand?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you may have (horrors!) Bad Boss Syndrome.[…] Continue Reading »
Do you freeze up every time you have to communicate your ideas to people in positions of power? Do you clam up at meetings because you’re afraid of saying the wrong thing?
You’ve been promoted! It’s a day you’ve looked forward to for a long time and you expected satisfaction and confidence. But now the joy is mixed with fear, apprehension — and guilt.
You spent years working together with your peers. They are bright, talented, effective and successful professionals. They were friends and colleagues. Now things have changed.[…] Continue Reading »
January is National Mentoring Month. Because you’re probably already familiar with the mentoring concept, let’s look at a relatively recent variation: reverse mentoring.
When your 5-year-old grandchild shows you how to tag a photo on Facebook, that’s reverse mentoring.