How do You Create an Environment of Productivity?

by / ⠀Startup Advice / March 17, 2012

Energetic. Electric. Focused. Committed. Professional. Value-based. Determined. Passionate. Inspired. Motivated. These are some of the single-word adjectives people in my company have used to describe the environment I’ve created for us to work in. On any given day in my career helping Realtors sell real estate around the nation, people in leadership often ask the question, “How do you create an environment of productivity?”  Today, this question came…

Screw What “They” Tell You: Great Leadership Has Nothing to Do with Your Sex

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / February 23, 2012

In 1990, I went to work for a very progressive company. Ironically, despite their progressive attitude, I was one of only three women hired for the 300-person sales staff. I spent the next five years of my life pursuing one, and only one, goal: to beat the top salesman. While I admit that I achieved a certain level of success using the top-selling man as my motivation, it…

Peace Of Work: Managing Conflict In The Workplace

by / ⠀Startup Advice / November 1, 2011

With the average worker spending upwards of 40 hours at the office, work takes up more of our lives than anything else. As a result, feeling at odds with colleagues, or as though you’re thrust into the quicksand of office politics can wreak havoc on your health and your sanity. The problem is not just unhealthy but costly as well. Research by CPP Inc. has determined that U.S.…

Less Meetings, More Networking, More Teams: The Gen Y Workplace

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 27, 2010

A recent article in Reuters explains what some young professionals think the future workplace will look like. These ideas and changes can already be seen in many places today as younger workers look for flexibility rather than long-term career goals. According to one young professional “Kathrine Harper thinks she and her millennial colleagues will run things better when they are in charge”. Kathrine goes onto to state “If…

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