Don’t Discount Your “Duh” Moments

I listened to the TED talk. I sat through a Webinar on the topic. And, last week, I finally read Drive, a book that’s been sitting on my shelf for a while. In Drive, author Daniel Pink examines the research and concludes that business has it all wrong when it...

Your Employees Are Not Your Friends

Years ago, my friend Ellen* confided in me that she wasn’t sure whether to accept a promotion because it would put her in the role of supervising her friends. My question to her: If you don’t take it, will one of your colleagues snag the job? She accepted...

3 Tips for Managing Introverts

No one would call me an introvert. I’m the person who will almost always choose the room where I know no one over the room where everybody knows your name. All that moving around the world growing up made me comfortable talking with strangers. But I also have...