How often do you get asked, “How do you like to work?”
As students in school, we may have never been asked how we like to learn, but over time we most likely figured out our preferred “learning style.” My older brother skipped many of his graduate school classes, preferring to watch lectures in the quiet of his apartment, using a technology platform to fast forward the slow speaking professors so that he could digest the information twice as fast as if he were sitting in […]
I am constantly teetering on the fine line between what feels good in the moment and what I know in my heart is right in the long run. The two feelings, and subsequent actions do not always have to be mutually exclusive, but lately I have fallen into the middle. What is the right balance between acting in the here and now and planning for the future?
A friend of mine came to me last week with great news that he has been offered an […]
“Surrender” often implies giving in, or letting go of something that we’re holding onto. When it comes to setting goals and having measurable results, giving up control feels like a loss, rather than a gain. But what if you look at “surrender” as a positive, as a way to accept what’s come your way and as a mechanism to move forward rather than take a step back?
A friend recently sent me an article, “The Most Misunderstood Aspect of Great Leadership” which describes the importance of […]
The fall equinox is upon us and it’s that time of year when change is in the air. For me, it’s the combination of the actual environment – the chill of the wind and the smell of the leaves and the actual events surrounding them – the Jewish holidays, the start of the school year and a new promotion cycle at work. It’s a time of year for me when I can start to reflect on my personal development and invite in small moments of reflection. […]
I was recently accepted to a Leadership Coaching program and paused to reflect on this personal achievement. It feels like the culmination of a lot of dedication and hard work. But it is also very much an outcome that is tied to the team of people who’ve supported me. Just as every professional athlete has its entourage of trainers, coaches, massage therapists and agents, I too have surrounded myself with an incredible group of individuals who have been committed to my self improvement and success. […]
Earlier this evening, I started to pack my day bag for a quick trip to Pittsburgh and sent out a last minute PowerPoint presentation that will be used for my client meeting tomorrow. I hopped on my bike to do a quick stop at Target to pick up cleaning supplies and grab money at the ATM and then headed to my regularly scheduled volunteer gig at the Latino center nearby. An hour later, I frantically biked home, stuffed some final items into my day bag, […]
What happens when people tell you over and over again that you have a killer job and you would be crazy for thinking of leaving? But you know in your heart that it’s not what you’re meant to be doing. Or when everything seems to be going swimmingly well with the person you’re dating but there’s something wrong that you can’t put your finger on?
A gut feeling? Tight stomach? I’m not talking about Delhi Belly. This feeling is so raw, so carnal it’s hard […]
A special blog post in honor of my 5th trip to (spectate at) the Olympic Trials
My former 12 year-old girl self was obsessed with swimming. Not only did she swim every day, she also attended clinics and studied leading technique tips. She kept the list of National qualifying times in her school notebook and maintained a diligent journal documenting every swimming workout, daydreaming about standing on the Olympic podium with a medal around her neck as the US National anthem played in the […]
I admire people I encounter who are passionate about their work. There’s nothing like meeting someone who has a sense of purpose and drive - it’s contagious! As I’ve started to explore how people make choices to pursue different life paths, I’ve noticed an interesting dichotomy.
A friend recently started coordinating an alternative dining experience that allows people to become chefs in their own homes. He loves food and is a brilliant cook. Yet, he spends most of his time online coordinating the chefs, attendees […]