What is a “General Manager” anyway?

When I was a student at The Florida State University, I applied for a scholarship and had to meet with the committee as part of the application process. The interviewer asked what my goal job was, and I answered that I wanted to be the White House Press Secretary. Fast forward to now, and there’s absolutely no way I’d wanted to be any politician’s press … Continue reading What is a “General Manager” anyway?

Why New Year’s Resolutions Always Fail

Ah, a new year.  A clean slate. The perfect time to make the changes you’ve been wanting to make — in your job or in your personal life. But … those New Year’s resolutions? They don’t work. They never do. And here’s why. Resolutions are too generic. “I want to lose weight. I want to get healthy. I want to be organized.” These are great aspirations. … Continue reading Why New Year’s Resolutions Always Fail

Identifying Burnout

David and I got married 5 years ago this October. With the help of TimeHop, I’ve been reminiscing about the festivities — wedding showers, bachelorette parties, and the big day itself of course. Then today I was reminded of the added work stress I endured during that transitional point in my life. Now, this tweet may lead you to believe that I was actually having … Continue reading Identifying Burnout

Birthdays at The Office

When I worked in an office (my first “real” job), birthdays were always recognized with an all-office gathering complete with cupcakes. Of course, the company was a small startup agency lead by younger executives. As the company grew, it seemed like there was less emphasis on recognizing birthdays, and more on just powering through work. We’d still gather for birthdays, but the conversation would turn … Continue reading Birthdays at The Office

Bereavement and the workplace

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/2533343515706161/ Most anyone who enters the workforce thinks about achieving a management position — whether it’s managing a group of people in a department, or managing an entire company. We usually think about being “in charge,” making the decisions, or just having your contributions to the company be acknowledged via a promotion. But there are many facets to managing people that have nothing to do … Continue reading Bereavement and the workplace