Forget Your New Year’s Resolution – Instead, Make a Commitment to Yourself

Jené Kapela Focus on you, General things you should read 0 Comments

We’re already three weeks into 2016. If you made a New Year’s Resolution, how is it going? Nearly 25% of people who make a New Year’s resolution give up on it after the first week, and significantly less than half of the people who made a resolution still follow-through with their resolution after six months. Those aren’t great odds. In …

Beyond You Leadership

Jené Kapela Develop your leadership ability, Focus on you, General things you should read

This post was originally published on September 3, 2014 in Leadership Broward Foundation’s LeaderBoard E-Newsletter “Human beings are made for goodness. They have a commitment to try and make the world a better place.” –Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership isn’t about what we do for ourselves – it is about what we do for others. I was reminded of this recently …

Let Your Ambition Be Your Motivation

Jené Kapela General things you should read, Women in leadership

I’m sure many of you have seen this amazing video of Kacy Catanzaro on America Ninja Warrior (if you haven’t, it is definitely worth your time – I couldn’t stop watching!). Kacy recently became the first woman to qualify for the final round on the show, demonstrating amazing athleticism, strength, and endurance as she completed the demanding obstacle course. Much has …

Are you a busy person? You should read this.

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Everyone I know is busy. Busy with work, busy with volunteering, busy with family… busy trying to balance so many different responsibilities with not enough time. Being busy isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Busy people are generally much more productive than people who aren’t. But there is danger in falling into a pattern of busyness – people who are busy …

Over-Confident Oscar and Inadequate Isaac: Young Professionals as Leaders in the Workplace

Jené Kapela Develop your leadership ability, General things you should read

A Guest Blog Post By Sheena Zawacki After years of dedication, focused preparation, and challenging course work, you have successfully matriculated from being a student, intern, or trainee into the role of a full-fledged young professional. Will you enter and transition through this role with overconfidence (you did just land the job you’ve been working towards, after all), or will …

Help your Millennial Employees Succeed in the Workplace

Jené Kapela Develop your leadership ability, General things you should read, Help your organization succeed

According to a recent article in Time magazine, “Your ability to attract, develop, and retain young leaders will make or break your company in the coming years.” These young people currently entering the job force are known as Millennials, and they are very different from previous generations of workers.                                                           The Millennial generation, also referred to as Generation Y (or, more …

Make – and Keep – a Great New Year’s Resolution

Jené Kapela Focus on you, General things you should read

I find it hard to believe we’ve almost reached the end of the year! My thoughts are consumed by trying to remember everything I need to do before the New Year. However, I also know how important it is to plan for what I want to accomplish next year – before next year arrives. If you’re like most people, your …

When Help Isn’t Helpful

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We’ve all done it at one time or another – volunteered to help with a task and ended up completely taking it over ourselves, or provided advice that turned into a directive of what someone should or should not do. We were trying to be helpful. We thought if we did something ourselves it would get done more quickly, or …