5 Tips to Actually Implement Conference Insights

5 Tips to Actually Implement Conference Insights

Bring on the lanyards and name tags! This is my marathon week: I'm attending three conferences in seven days, with three different speaking opportunities. By Saturday, this introvert is going to be hiding under a blanket in the fetal position.

When I think about attending conferences, I think about this conundrum: You're feeling inspired! You have tons of pages of notes! You have so many ideas about what you'll do differently at work as a result! And....you arrive back to your desk, which is buried in paperwork, emails, and tasks that piled up while you were away. Implementing conference ideas is always the hardest.

Here are 5 tips to actually implement conference insights…

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What Career Fantasies Can Teach Us

What Career Fantasies Can Teach Us

"I'd really love to quit my job and assemble Ikea furniture," my client said to me last week.

Though she is a prominent leader in an international company, overseeing offices in multiple countries, she jokingly fantasizes about leaving it all behind for black and white instruction manuals and particle board.

This topic inevitably comes up with each of my clients—secret wishes for their careers. Here are the three types of fantasies I've heard…

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You're in Good Company

You're in Good Company

Navigating your career path and leadership development is hard. And it can be really lonely.

You may wonder if you're the only one facing the challenges before you...

...the only one losing sleep over the stresses of being a manager caught in the middle of the higher ups and your direct reports...

...the only one dealing with a toxic boss that makes you question whether you're putting up with abuse or you’re just not tough enough...

...the only one who is feeling lost and directionless because your career path is full of twists and turns and you're terrified of choosing the wrong next step...

...but I've got a bird's eye view, and I hear from a lot of clients who feel the same way.

I'm here to tell you this: You are not alone.

Here are just some of the issues that came up with my clients this week. Maybe you're facing one, too, and you think you're the only one…

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