You 3.0 – When and Where Did You Begin?

November 10, 2019

Last month I wrote a blog entitled Which Career Version Are You In? I shared some of my thoughts about career patterns and a bit of my own story. Since then, I have heard from several of my readers and clients sharing their stories. Each story is a bit different, and yet, there are common themes. … Read More

App Hacks: DoodlePoll

November 3, 2019

This month’s App Hack is a service I’ve been using for some time called DoodlePoll. Before I tell you about DoodlePoll, I want to be clear, I do not receive compensation for writing these App Hacks, and I do not have any relationship whatsoever with the companies that make them. I started writing these because … Read More

Q3 Vistage Confidence Index – Chicago

October 20, 2019

A couple of weeks ago Vistage published its National Confidence Index Results.  Below is a report comparing the Chicago area to the nation.  Not surprisingly, Chicago business leaders are a bit more pessimistic. And yet, a recent report from ITR Economics Housing: 6 Signs of a Better Year Ahead offers a contrarian point of view.  … Read More

You 3.0 – Which Career Version Are you In?

October 13, 2019

Careers, like software, require updates to keep them fresh.  Just as with software, Version 1.0, while it works, is just the beginning. For some, Version 1.0, is well thought out. These are the lucky ones. My husband, for example, knew when he was a child that he wanted to be an engineer. And, he did … Read More

Q3 2019 Vistage Confidence Index – CEO optimism falls to 8-year low

October 6, 2019

Overall confidence among CEOs of small and midsize businesses declined for the 7th consecutive quarter. The Vistage CEO Confidence Index was 85.0 in the 3rd quarter of 2019, down 3.8% from the prior quarter and 17.5% from last year’s 3rd quarter survey. While the overall decline points toward a slower pace of growth in the … Read More

The Challenge of Success

September 22, 2019

When does confidence become hubris? So much is written about the importance of confidence, and yet, there is a dark, ugly side too. We see it every day in the press – rock stars, sports stars, politicians and others, who have so much confidence that they begin to make choices out of hubris. Well, we … Read More

Everybody Needs A Coach

September 15, 2019

“Everybody needs a coach. It doesn’t matter whether you are CEO, a basketball player, a tennis player, a gymnast or a bridge player, we all need feedback”  so says Bill Gates & Eric Schmidt in this 1.25min TED Talk. Perhaps a bold statement.  And yet, doesn’t every professional athlete and every famous performer have one?  … Read More