The Mistake that Seems Inevitable (at least once) for Every Manager

You know the thing that has been done to you, that you vowed you’d never do to anyone else, and then you find yourself in the situation where you did the thing that you thought you’d never do? Well, for many managers, this is it: not giving clear, direct feedback when someone reporting to you is not …

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You Don’t Need Permission to Follow Your Heart

You just need to go all in. If I were going to give myself advice before I went to college, after I graduated college, and at every crossroads in my life, I would say: Get quiet and still enough to hear your heart. Listen to it. And go all in. You don’t have to have it all …

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If you get a Paycheck for your Labor, Don’t Donate your Soul in Exchange

I have a confession: I’m not obsessed with my job. I’m not passionate about operations and I do not live for tech. I recognize the importance of the work that I do at Microsoft. I recognize the importance of [ethical, sustainable, inclusive] technology for the planet. I value the mission that Microsoft leads with. And, I feel honored …

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The Careers You Won’t See on my Resume and Why They are Important

“The fastest way to succeed is to double your failure rate.” — Thomas Watson, Sr. (IBM) He was talking about products and innovation. But, I think it applies across the board of life, and most especially in your career journey. Something that isn’t on my resume, that I don’t often share but realize I should, is that I …

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You Don’t Have to Quit Your 9–5 to be Spiritual, Creative, or Free

When you begin to dip your toes in the spiritual world, entrepreneurship, travel, art, [insert most anything creative], you are introduced to a rebellion of the 9–5, of working for the man, of the corporate world. When people start to tell you to live your truth, what they often mean is “get out of the rat race …

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Think Corporations Are Soul-Sucking Machines? Think Again.

We often say that the corporate world sucks the soul out of individual beings. But did you know that corporations, businesses, buildings, and even ideas have souls themselves? I believe that they do. As souls, they have ways that they wish to be birthed into the world. And similar to each of us, there are paths and …

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In order to be whole, you must surrender to the destruction of every single split away from your soul.

What’s that thing in your life that you avoid addressing and almost take for granted? That one thing that you are willing to let slide because everything else is coming together and working for you? Is it your job?Is it your partner?Is it how you spend your money or what bills you subscribe to?Is it your relationship …

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When to Quit Your Job is Not the Right Question

Years ago, I read this book called, When to Jump by Michael Lewis. In transparency, I read it because I was trying to figure out how to leave my job. I just knew that the work that I was doing wasn’t it. And, I was desperate to figure out what it was. I was desperate to figure …

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