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From Circus Performer to HR Professional!…

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Here’s a curious professional observation: like many of the HR experts I meet, I am a middle child. There must be something about the peacekeeping, compromise and negotiation skills we middle children have to learn that prepare us for a career in HR! But I used to perform in a very different arena – the circus!  I grew up near London, and ...

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Managing Your Expectations – #MTtalk Roundup…

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“Expectations were like fine pottery. The harder you held them, the more likely they were to crack.” Brandon Sanderson, American author Have your relationships ever suffered because of the expectations that you had of other people? Or maybe you made a premature move because of your career expectations and sabotaged ...

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Managing Your Expectations – Join Our #MTtalk…

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“Expectations were like fine pottery. The harder you held them, the more likely they were to crack.” Brandon Sanderson, American author Have your relationships ever suffered because of the expectations that you had of other people? Or maybe you made a premature move because of your career expectations and sabotaged ...

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Power Up Your New Year Resolutions!…

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There are two definitions of “resolution” that seem appropriate when discussing our traditional New Year promises to ourselves. One is “the quality of being determined or resolute.” The other is “the conversion of something abstract into another form.” Chances are, both definitions fit the actual progress of our resolutions. At ...

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Why Can’t Men Talk? How Toxic Masculinity Hurts Men Too…

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“The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.” HENRY DAVID THOREAU, American Philosopher My core group of friends and I go back about 20 years and, reasonably enough, we liked to think that we knew one another. Inside out. Recently, though, we discovered the awful truth… We met at elementary school, grew up ...

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Take Up Your Space – Join Our #MTtalk!…

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What: #MTtalk Where: Twitter When: January 3, @ 1 p.m. EDT (6 p.m. GMT / 11:30 p.m. IST) Topic: Take Up Your Space Host: @Mind_Tools Please Join Us! About This Week’s Chat “When we throw out the physical clutter, we clear our minds. When we throw out the mental clutter, ...

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A Year of Letting Go – 2019 #MTtalk Roundup…

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“The beautiful journey of today can only begin when we learn to let go of yesterday.” ― Steve Maraboli, American Author  Somewhere in July, I found myself singing the Christmas song “Let It Snow” out loud in the car, on my own. But instead of singing the word “snow,” I ...

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Any Given Monday – Sports and the Modern Workplace…

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Not quite making it was never, ever an option for Al Pacino’s character in the classic sports movie, Any Given Sunday. With the team locker room looking like a field hospital, Pacino delivered the kind of speeches that made his bloodied, battered players ready to die for him: “You find ...

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