Key Moments to Raise Your Hand (And Volunteer for New Projects During Your Career)

In the corporate world, and in other work environments, there are key moments at which you should raise your hand and volunteer for a new project or responsibility. Once you “own” a project that is going nowhere, it can be difficult or impossible to beg off at a later point. Knowing which moments are the right ones to volunteer is essentially a process of considering the end game. What are you hoping to get from the experience, and what value will it bring?

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The 3 Basic Challenges in Any Career

At the heart of the matter, there are only three basic career challenges. How to get somewhere, how to leave somewhere and how to be somewhere.

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Should You Really Start Something New in the New Year?

We are accustomed to think of the New Year as a time to start something new. New Year, new thing. It makes sense. Well, what if you took a step back and looked at the change of year not as a chance to do new things, but to bridge the old and the new? What if, instead […]

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Non-Profit Board Membership: The Advantages and Realities

Serving on a non-profit board can be an experience beyond compare and offer a chance to develop leadership skills, make a meaningful contribution to something larger than yourself and cultivate new personal and professional connections. That said, before you seek out or join a board, it is critical to understand the advantages and realities of board membership.

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50 Posts in 2016 on Leadership, Careers and Resume Writing

As we all make our plans, goals and New Year’s Resolutions for 2016, one of mine is to write weekly blog posts (at least 50 altogether) in the New Year on the topics of leadership, careers and resume writing. Here are 30 subjects I plan to cover, and I will add the other 20 topics over the […]

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My Biggest Career Mistake: Sailing, Secretaries and Lime Green Pants

I believe in the power of mistakes. No one likes to make mistakes, of course. But that is where the learning happens. Bigger mistake, greater opportunity to learn. What may have been my biggest career mistake happened very early on, while I was still finishing my undergraduate degree. I had my very first internship and […]

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Game-Changing Decision – I’m Launching a Business & Executive Coaching Practice

Friends and colleagues, I have made a game-changing decision. Some of you have already heard, as emails and successive social media posts create a series of “mini-launches” rather than one definitive LAUNCH. I am hanging up my shingle, stepping aside from the practice of law, and launching a business and executive coaching practice geared toward attorneys, […]

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