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Walking the Tightrope of Change: When Virtue Becomes Vice

By | January 17th, 2018|Categories: Recent Articles|

I was ‘Structured Laura’ before Glen and I moved to Costa Rica in 2006. I thrived in the corporate environment. So, when we embarked to Central America, I thought to myself, “If I can make it in fast-paced downtown Chicago, paradise will be a piece of cake!”

Tis (and Always Is) the Season to Expand Your Network

By | January 17th, 2018|Categories: Recent Articles|

Networking is likely the most important thing you can consistently do to advance your career. Feeling panicked because you have done none of it in the last 11 months? Fear not, because while constant networking is vital to your success, the opportunities this month can pack a serious punch to get you on your way.

4 Reasons Mr. Nice Guy Is Sabotaging You at Work

By | October 6th, 2017|Categories: Recent Articles|

Maybe you were passed over for partnership. Maybe you lost that promotion you thought you had in the bag. Or maybe you simply feel so stretched that you have no time for yourself. The truth is being too nice can wreak havoc on your career aspirations. Even many top executives struggle with confrontation and simply saying [...]

Leadership at Royal Caribbean Cruises: Charting Courageous Courses of Conservation and Challenge

By | September 11th, 2017|Categories: Recent Articles|

“I am comfortable that this company for which I’ve worked for such a long time believes in doing the right thing. I wouldn’t want to be here if I felt there was a conflict between my values and the company’s core values,” declares Adam Goldstein, President and COO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

For Millenials, One Key to Happiness

By | September 11th, 2017|Categories: Recent Articles|

Today, one in five Millennials reports depression, compared to 16 percent of Generation X and Baby Boomers. If you are a Millennial, life is certainly too precious for such a somber statistic—one that demands a solution. But what can you do if you are having this experience? Go to therapy? Create more earning potential and take [...]

Five Conflict Management Strategies

By | June 30th, 2017|Categories: Recent Articles|

Kenneth Kaye once said, “Conflict is neither good nor bad. Properly managed, it is absolutely vital.” Highly effective leaders identify, understand and develop swift and smart resolutions to workplace conflicts, most of which demand some level of confrontation. Yet I’ve found many coaching clients dread confrontation, shifting the focus toward diversionary topics or simply turning a [...]