Sheila’s Blog

The purpose of my blog is to post information that I think is relevant to issues related to your career, workplace and quality of life. I plan to provide my thoughts, links, and articles. I hope you find it useful.


Leadership Perspectives

Leadership Perspectives -- Fast Company Magazine, Feb. 2017 offers articles and advice. They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. The same can be said about the way you view leadership. Your past experiences, values and personality all contribute to your...

read more

It is the new year–what changes do you intend to make?

Happy New Year! Time for some changes. It is the 2nd week of 2017--that means the holidays are now behind us, that spacy-ness is dissipating and we are skipping into the next year. The new year always feels fresh -- a time for a change, to be inspired, to improve...

read more

Looking for LinkedIn advice?

I think that LinkedIn is an excellent vehicle for you to present yourself as both professional and personable.  It is an opportunity to be visible beyond the formality of a cover letter and resume-speak. Muse.com offers job search advice and I caught this article:...

read more

The Courage to be Authentic

I have found my clients to be very courageous in the face of rejection, waiting to hear from a potential employer or reaching out to a boss or co-worker when a difficult conversation is needed. Brené Brown, PhD. (benebrown.com) calls herself a researcher + story...

read more

Visibility 2.2

Continuing Visibility 2.0: 'The Jargonist" Do you recognize this person? Margaret loves to talk about her work.  She loves the lingo and can't help talking that talk.  When she is out with friends she loves to throw around the acronyms and program names. When speaking...

read more

A Fresh New Year…

It is a fresh new year!  It feels so good!  A whole year to plan, accomplish, have new experiences, make changes--so much time.  And as we know--wow--time really goes by fast!  Before we know it, time has passed us by... My approach is to try to keep it simple.  I...

read more

Visibility 2.0

If Visibility 1.0 focused on what and how to be visible, Visibility 2.0 is about your story. So what is your story?  And how do you tell it?  Do you feel clear about what you want to say and how?  Or do you tell your story like the folks described below? Are you a...

read more

“I’m too busy for….”

"I'm too busy for myself;  too busy for spouse or significant other;  too busy for my kids;  too busy for my friends;  too busy for my mom....too busy!"(with thanks to the song with the similar refrain) This was the focus of an article in the NY Times Sunday Review...

read more

Visibility 1.0

Being visible means being thoughtful about how you want others to see you and know you.

read more

Do You Read FastCompany?

…either in print or on-line? It is the random article, the short snap-shot about a person (business professional, advocate, politician, public servant and others), a brief tidbit about a new business, gadget, creative idea, or professional organization – that often...

read more

Considering “Time Lost and Found”

“Time Lost and Found,” the title of Anne Lamott’s article in the April issue of Sunset Magazine, succinctly describes ( with great humor ) the value of making time…for the things we say we want to experience, share, try, create, do.  So often, probably daily, I hear...

read more

The new year is here!

There is always something fresh and new about  the new year!  Feelings of hope; having expectations that things are possible... like this is time for renewal. It is a time we all like to assess our lives, personal and professional. What do we want to add, enhance,...

read more

Green Careers

Though 'Green Careers' sounds like a promise for the future (and sometimes just a sound bite) there are some opportunities at present.  And certainly there is the potential for growth in the 'green economy.' As the industry sorts itself out, some of the language being...

read more

Happy Thanksgiving

Pausing for  a few moments:  to be present with family and friends;  to replenish ourselves -- contribute greatly to our health and well being -- as well as success at work. Happy Thanksgiving! sw  11/25/09

read more