When a former colleague asked for my opinion of a performance review he had received from his company, it led me to think about behaviors that get rewarded in the workplace and those that have the potential to sideline even the most effective managers. The review was informative and insightful. He received high marks for […]


Over the past 4 years, I’ve coached many millennials to prepare for interviews and internships. Their dexterity and prowess in the digital realm is truly impressive. Over time, however, I’ve observed the art of conversation, including the ability to read and respond to nonverbal cues, is a lost skill with this generation and those who […]

It’s a pretty good bet the workforce in most established businesses today includes Millennials, Generation Xers, Baby Boomers, and maybe even a few Veterans. The work styles of these groups are as diverse as their reasons for being there. For managers, the task of building collaboration and cooperation among these employees can be difficult but […]

For those of us who’ve been in the workforce for a number of years, the world of work as we know it has changed dramatically. I often have conversations with my father who has no concept of what I do for a living. He comes from a generation that graduated from college and started work […]

For the second straight year, I was invited to be a featured workshop presenter at the leadership and Mentoring Conference for the Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholars Program, held in New York in March. I had the pleasure of coaching some amazing students who represented the best and brightest from campuses throughout the U.S. This annual […]

In my book, Coach on Call: A Practical Guide for Getting and Keeping the Job you Want, I give job seekers a road map of how to avoid some pitfalls, whether you are trying to get the most out of an internship, looking for that first job out of college, or making a career change. […]

In my book Coach on Call: A Practical Guide for Getting and Keeping the Job You Want, I talk a lot about the interview process. I’ve interviewed hundreds of people for positions at every level and have seen some incredible mistakes that can derail a candidate from getting to the next level. Some of my […]

As a career coach, I’ve had the chance to ask managers why they manage the way they do. Many didn’t have good role models and are repeating bad behavior they experienced in their own careers. Others need to brush up on basic people skills and find ways to encourage and galvanize the team to work […]

The saying goes “do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” How wonderful for people who actually achieve that in their lives. However, for most of us, you are extremely lucky if you work at something that you’re good at, make a decent living, can see yourself doing this for […]

Beth really appreciate your comments. My hope is to get the word out about how the book can be a resource and to get some questions to add to volume 2!