The Simple Trick to Showing Grace to a Difficult Coworker

Share2 Pin5 Tweet Share +1 StumbleShares 7Pssst. Yes, dear friend, this post on showing grace is meant for you! Is your 9-5 existence punctuated by frequent sanity checks, uh, checking your 401(k) balance to temporarily sooth your anxieties in a high stress workplace? Feeling frustrated, annoyed, and irritated? Tired of dealing with difficult people in a dysfunctional work environment? I can relate. Been there, survived that. The corporate, nonprofit, government (domestic and foreign), and academic worlds have their fair share… Read more »

Apologies and Power Dynamics: What you need to know

Share1 Pin5 Tweet Share +11 StumbleShares 7I’m sorry. So sorry. My apologies. Mea culpa. Such short phrases that should just roll off of your tongue, right? But what if you are expected to apologize when you strongly believe you did nothing wrong? Expected to apologize when the person you are told to apologize to is at ‘fault,’ from your perspective? Last week, a colleague endured a tirade from an ‘internal customer.’ It lasted close to an hour. I kept my… Read more »

Share Pin Tweet Share +1 StumbleShares 0**Update: March 3rd was the last day to enroll in Elite Blog Academy–you may still sign up for the waiting list for next year!!** A year ago today, I had no idea how much my life was about to change. I felt completely stuck and uninspired. I knew there had to be a better way, but I had no idea how to find it.  And then I discovered Elite Blog Academy. It seemed like… Read more »

Share Pin Tweet Share +1 StumbleShares 0{Note: This post contains affiliate links which do not change your price, but supports this blog. The opinions shared are 100% my own.} Do you sometimes feel like things just ‘happen’ for a reason? That somehow you are meant to ‘stumble’ upon something or someone who, unbeknownst to you, will make an impact in your life? Well, thanks to a conversation with my mom, I learned about Ruth Soukup, an amazing and inspiring woman,… Read more »

How to Keep Your Zen When Navigating a Career Change

Share2 Pin Tweet Share +1 StumbleShares 2Last year, I decided to finally follow my heart and change careers. Navigating a career change was not new to me. In 2002, faced with the choice of accepting a generous severance package from The Bureau of National Affairs (BNA), Inc. or working in a different department at the same pay grade, I opted to temporarily bow out of the Washington, DC rat race to focus on family and finish up my graduate degree…. Read more »