After a few weeks working at Virgin Atlantic Airways Sarah Robb O’Hagan could see the marketing department needed a new direction. After creating her own plan, and slipping it under the company president’s desk she got a surprise: He loved it and she got a promotion. That called for a celebration, which lead to her being hungover and missing the first morning in her new job…read more
Why are we limiting males by giving them access to only half the population of role models? The bold action we can all take is to give men that chance to have women as role models by putting women’s experiences in front of them.read more
So when they asked me to join their team as CEO because they wanted someone to grow this great business into new areas and offerings, it was an easy call: HELL YEEEAH! I wasn’t planning it; I didn’t expect it; But our specialist games aligned as if it was always meant to happen.read more
So, back to those New Year’s resolutions. How many did you make? How many different changes and projects and plans have you got in mind for 2017? Before the year gets any older, it may be time to ask yourself: Am I focusing on the quality of my work, my relationships, my learning, or am I just throwing a lot of stuff at the wall and hoping something sticks?read more
Well, sure, “work-life balance” sounds great. But let’s be real. If you’re at all ambitious – and you are, aren’t you? – there will be times you wake up and realize that your life has gone freaking insane.read more
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I have learned that the voice in my head is one that I need to step outside from to recognize how irrational she is being.
If taking on a half Iron man this summer proved anything, it was that the more you publicly commit yourself to a goal, the more you will go to extremes to succeed.
Finding your passion is not something that you can just casually look up online and have the answer pop up in your search results. It takes a surprising amount of work—and the result is not always what you’d expect. Very often, your passion arrives by way of an unpredictable career path.
This graduation season, find the time to think about the downside of chasing perfection. If you get to the top of your chosen profession someday — and it’s been a perfect journey the whole way up — chances are you won’t have the necessary resilience that it takes to guide teams through challenging times.
Checking yourself out requires the self-belief to face down the worries about your destination and trust that taking the time to develop skills, experiences and even new passions will guide you forward in your life.
Just as I was looking down over the edge, feeling full body anxiety, I was jolted with a huge dose of perspective this weekend by the inspirational journey of a dear friend of mine, Frank Rappa.