Category Archives: Crisis Management

4 Critical Questions To Ask To Overcome Your Reputation Blind Spot

At a recent seminar in Arizona with 25 top female executives, I asked the question: What is your reputation with others? More succinctly, how do they see YOU? Despite being a simple enough question, many did not have an answer. Not having an answer is in no way a reflection of any shortcoming on the […]

The Seven Signs That You Are On The Outs With Your Boss

There are many reasons why your relationship with your boss can become strained, and sometimes without even knowing that it has. For example, your boss may not be the best at communicating their expectations with you or, they may be too light-handed in providing you with needed direction or correction. As a result, you may, […]

3 Things That Only People Who Have Been Fired Will Understand

It happened to Malcolm Gladwell within two months of being hired for the first time. It happened to Billy Martin five times spanning many years. Oprah Winfrey was fired and told that she was “unfit for television news.” While you can check out the following Business Insider article to see just how “non–exclusive” the fraternity […]

Are You Prepared To Lose Your Job?

According to a news release from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, on average 1.6 million  people lose their jobs each month through layoffs or termination. In the majority of cases, finding yourself in the unemployment line will not be the result of poor performance. A merger or acquisition, as well as a change in […]

New LinkedIn Update Raises The Question: Is Change Always A Good Thing?

Do you like change? The new LinkedIn appearance and comments relating to it have me thinking about this question. Many of the comments are opposed to the update. But does this mean that the change was wrong or unnecessary, or is the resistance based more on the fact that it’s something new? Let’s face it, […]

And The Winner Is . . . What Went Right With The Oscar Best Picture Gaffe

By now, we’ve all heard about what happened at the Oscars. There is no doubt that announcing the wrong winner for best picture was a major fail. However, I believe that in the resulting frenzy surrounding the “error,” we likely missed an important lesson. What I am talking about, is the class of the La […]

Hidden Figures: What Three Women From NASA Taught Me About Overcoming Insurmountable Odds

Over the weekend I saw the movie HIDDEN FIGURES.  It is the incredible, untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Mary Jackson, and Dorothy Vaughan – three brilliant African-American women working at NASA in 1961, who worked behind the scenes in one of the greatest achievements in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn. What makes […]

The Show Must Go On: What You Can Learn From Adele About Facing Your Mistakes

  Have you ever made a mistake? Of course, you have, we all have. The real question is “how did you deal with it?” During Sunday night’s Grammy Awards, music superstar Adele provided a lesson we can all take to heart. For those who didn’t have the opportunity to tune into the show, let me […]