Bev's Blog

Tue, Oct 8, 2013 8:29 am

Do you have moments when the logistics of getting all your work done seem just too complicated? Are there days when you’re juggling too many dates, tasks, relationships, goals … stuff?

Even if you’re a naturally organized person, the systems you use for staying on top of things may occasionally need some maintenance.

When your organizational systems are breaking down, or you’re feeling overwhelmed by your workload, it’s time to tweak the way you do things.

Wed, Sep 18, 2013 4:00 pm

Innovation often flows from collaboration among people with different views and skill sets. In today’s workplace, one way in which managers are learning to foster creative thinking is by partnering expert professionals aged 45+ with tech- and social media-savvy 20-somethings.

Wed, Sep 4, 2013 5:31 pm

The classic concept of a "mentor" is someone who's older and more experienced. That idea of a wise, generous senior advisor leading us along a career path is wonderful and soothing, and makes us all want mentoring. But the image is so limited, and so dated. Here's what can make mentoring really hum: fostering relationships that are reciprocal.

I was thinking about the nature of mentoring during a recent long weekend, as I dropped in and out of a three-day conversation between my husband and one of his much younger professional pals.

Tue, Aug 13, 2013 8:57 am

When I’m contemplating yet another phase of my career, I tend to look around everywhere for examples of success. I’ve found it pays to identify people who are doing things well. I ask myself, “What’s helping them succeed? What are they doing that’s better than what I do?”

These days I’m learning a lot from people far younger than I am. I’m working to pick up their ease with technology, social media and entrepreneurship.

Wed, Jul 17, 2013 8:36 am

I grew up believing the proper way to respond to a compliment was with modesty. If somebody said, "What a pretty dress," my response was something like, "Oh, this cheap old thing?"

When I was a young lawyer, if I worked long hours on a tough memo and a partner said, "You did a nice job," I was inclined to answer in the same way. I'd belittle my efforts by saying something like, "No big deal" or, "It was really a team effort."