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Sat, 06/16/2018 - 8:21am | by Helen Hoart

Imposter syndrome: the fear of being “found out” that you’re not as competent as people think you are. 

Typical imposter syndrome scenario:  Marta has worked at Company x for 3 years.  She also has excellent performance reviews.  Her supervisor taps her to run a new, very important project for the company.  She feels like she doesn’t deserve it.  And even though she takes the assignment, she’s afraid she’ll blow it and be found out to be a fake. 


Thu, 02/01/2018 - 1:07pm | by Helen Hoart

If you keep doing the same thing over and over again in your company, you may be in a downward spiral.  Why do the all the large companies introduce new products, new models?  Tastes change.  People's needs change.  Don't stagnate.  Think about innovating.


Tue, 03/28/2017 - 1:25pm | by Helen Hoart

Feel like you've hit a wall with your job? With you relationships?  The success you've dreams about continues to elusive? 

Frequently when we find ourselves in that situation, the answer is to try harder, do better.  Hard work always pays off.  Well, not really, not all the time.  I'm not advocating we become slouches, but sometimes when you find success eluding you, it's time to take a mental inventory, do a self-assessment.  

Rather than just keep going and not getting the result you want, stop, and question everything you are doing.


Tue, 03/28/2017 - 11:59am | by Helen Hoart

Recently there was a twitter flap over United Airline banning two young women from banning a flight because they were wearing leggings.  I heard a trailer on the radio on my way to the gym.  I was outraged at what I heard AND so was a large section of the Twitter-verse.

It turns out the story was much more nuanced.  United had banned two young women who were traveling on free or nearly free friends and family passes.  Those passes carry restrictions including a dress code.  United figures people traveling on these passes in some way represent the airlines.


Sat, 01/02/2016 - 10:25am | by Helen Hoart

It’s the New Year and it’s time to once again to dust off those resolutions and try one more time to:

·         Exercise more

·         Stop smoking

·         Eat better

·         Give up caffeine, alcohol or chocolate

·         Or whatever other bad habit you’ve been trying to scrap from time immemorial

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