New Behaviors: The Difficulty of Making Changes
Jan07

New Behaviors: The Difficulty of Making Changes

As I was cleaning out the year-end files, I ran across something my father sent me over 15 years ago. The message still rings true – new behaviors are hard to adopt. So, if you have set your sights on making some changes in the coming year, recognize what patterns may fall into that make it easy for you to continue with the old behavior. Think about how you can break those patterns so that your new behaviors have a chance to take...

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Top Posts on Elephants at Work for 2013

Each year, I recap the top search terms, top posts for the year and all time on Elephants at Work. Why? It tells me a lot about the trends of what’s important to you. If career search, losing your job, loving your job or boss is important, it tells me what to focus on for the coming year. The terms you use to are direct clues about what’s important and what you are struggling with. Often those terms help me figure out what to write...

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A  Time to Reflect and Celebrate
Dec27

A Time to Reflect and Celebrate

It’s almost the end of 2013 and it’s time to reflect and celebrate what you have accomplished this year. If you were industrious enough to write your year goals, pull them out and see how you did. Don’t beat yourself up if you did not make every goal on the list. Concentrate on if you made any progress against those goals.  Progress is an opportunity for celebration – no matter how small the step. When I look at some of my goals for...

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50 Reasons to be Thankful
Nov27

50 Reasons to be Thankful

For some of you, being thankful is easy because life is going well. For others, being thankful may be a challenge. Perhaps you are facing career or life hic cups. Even if you are in the midst of being unsettled, take a moment and reflect on what you can be thankful for. Here’s a list that may inspire you: Being loved by your parents Having your parents around Celebrating with your family Finding your soul mate or partner Being a part...

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Are you Coachable?
Nov19

Are you Coachable?

Having a coach helps you reach your goal or outcome faster – with a qualifier. Not everyone is coachable or is ready to work with a coach.  The timing may not right or you may be someone who is not coachable. There is a reason experienced coaches gage your readiness to work with them. Coaches are not miracle workers, nor advice givers. They are present on your journey in life and help you to focus on what is blocking your progress...

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Coaching Tip for Success: Consistent Meetings
Oct29

Coaching Tip for Success: Consistent Meetings

There are several reasons why some coaching clients make more progress than others and having consistent meetings is at the top of the list. Why? Because coaching is a resource that helps you reach your goals or outcomes faster. Through coaching you identify and develop strategies for removing whatever blocks your progress against those goals. When you do not have consistent meetings – you lose momentum. It is that simple. The other...

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