year-end reviews

Newsletter: Unfortunately, your boss is not Santa Claus

I’m entering Q4 with a bit of guilt. Santa Claus did not come to our house last year. That fun tradition was a victim of the pandemic, as our access to the village of colleagues and neighbors required to hide, wrap, and then secretly drop off gifts was disrupted. Yet, while my children abruptly adjusted…

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Video: To Zoom Or Not To Zoom

The professional world is in a bit of a limbo, wondering whether we hold certain meetings or professional development activities until we’re back together in person or go ahead with them remotely. After 18 months of remote sessions, here’s our take.

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Newsletter: You already have it in you

Growing up, I was all about math and science. Science fair was my sport of choice, and I competed seriously from elementary through high school. While I could see how my passion for numbers fueled my Wall Street career, I had assumed my beloved days as a science nerd ended long ago. I was wrong. Recently,…

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Video: Explore Your Strengths

Do you know what your innate talents are? Which strengths you lean on to do your work, that energize you? If not, watch the video for the one assessment we recommend to every professional. (Hint: My top 5 are: Achiever, Relator, Learner, Consistency, and Input.)

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Newsletter: Our Summer Reading & Podcast Roundup

You’ve likely heard about the concept that if you look at the five closest people in your life, you’ll see a rough picture of who you are. I think it’s the same for books (or podcasts, articles, etc.). The books you treasure most, your go-tos, provide a clear reflection of your priorities and your interests.…

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