Why Soft Skills Are Important at Work

As a child, you were probably asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” With that question echoing in your head for years or even decades, you decided on an answer and then set a path to learn the technical skills needed to get…
All right, all right, all right!

My interpretation of Matthew McConaughey's Infamous Line: All right, all right, all right!

When three adults known for their chitty chattiness are in a car for almost 6-hours together and hardly speak to one another, they either don't want to be together or are captivated. Fortunately, for my husband, a good friend, and me, it…
Leadership self-awareness

Career Experience & Success Can Cloud Our Self-Awareness

There is no denying that experience can lead to greater knowledge. However, the cautionary tale is to resist becoming overconfident after several years with a company or in a job or after achieving some success. To maintain self-awareness, we…
Career Success

Technical Skill Expertise Secures a Job. Soft Skill Expertise Elevates a Career.

When an employer has a position to fill, the first line of thinking is naturally around the subject matter expertise or technical skills required to get the job done. And as a job seeker, when we interview for a new position, we talk about…

The Importance of Trust at Work

The foundation of every healthy relationship is trust.  Now that work has evolved from a command and control environment (For emerging professionals: this was a leadership style where employees just did what their manager said to do, when…