Years ago, I was on the digital advisory board of a large newspaper company. We had four meetings per year, after which, we’d go for a board dinner. …


Sharon likes to vent. She works in a high-pressure job where deadlines are critical, and quality is imperative. And yet, it seems that her managers are determined to confound her progress at every turn.

This drives Sharon nuts.

And she likes to vent about it. She vents to her employees…


Pam knows exactly how things should be done. She also knows how her employees should act and how they should think. Truth be told, she even knows how they should feel, but she doesn’t usually talk about that.

When her team doesn’t do, act, think and feel as she believes…


On Sunday evenings, Clara likes to get herself organized for the week ahead. She reviews her to-do list, consults her calendar and preps for upcoming meetings and strategic decisions. Often, this work will result in questions or tasks for her team. In the interest of clearing her mind so she…


When I was little, my kindergarten class took a field trip to a dairy farm where each of us took turns milking a real live cow. Rather than clamoring for my turn as my classmates did, I stood back, politely waiting to be called on. …


I don’t know about you, but I freaking looooooove being right.

It’s so satisfying.

So confirming.

So very, very ego boosting.

Wait. Is that a good thing?

Perhaps not.

The most damaging thing about the ego is how it limits us. It focusses on the appearance of things rather than…


Victor lost his job nine months ago. After a couple of weeks of denial, anger, etc., he reached out to his network. There weren’t any offers of employment, but there were a few offers of contract work. Victor quickly realized that he has a skillset that many companies need but…


When I was in the first grade, my music teacher picked me to play the little princess in our annual class play. The next year, she chose me to play a different princess in a different play. In both cases, the princess didn’t have any lines. …


It all starts with what we believe is a temporary downturn. Say, there’s a global pandemic that has shut down large sectors of the economy. Or maybe our nation is (Br)exiting a trade agreement that has defined its economics for the past thirty or so years. …


After five years of working together, Sheldon’s boss has moved on to greener pastures. His new boss hasn’t even been selected yet, but he’s seriously freaked. “What if I don’t like them?” he complains to anyone who will listen. “What if they don’t like me? What if they’re some kind…

Judy Sims

Coach. Trainer. Talent Accelerator. Author of The Unstuck Leader https://judysims.com

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