Author Archives: CMinski

Thinking about Thinking

“The greatest unexplored territory in the word is the space between our ears.” Peter Senge True learning takes place though paying attention to feedback and reflection on one’s thinking. Donald Schon of MIT studied the importance of reflection in professions including medicine, architecture, and management. While many professionals seem to stop learning, as soon as […]


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What’s Holding You Back?

Sometimes we would rather complain about how busy we are, or how bad things are, rather than make the effort to change. When it comes to change, the most important thing to know is whether or not we are ready to change. I once had a client that hated her job, and she complained about […]

10 Tips for Achieving Your Goals

We sometimes refer to our lives as a juggling act, as we keep several roles in balance: business roles, family roles, social or volunteer roles. We are pulled in so many directions, and most of our days are focused on doing and achieving. We may have little energy and time remaining to appreciate our accomplishments.  Many […]



Try Something Different

Sometimes the holidays will get us thinking about what is most important. We think about our health, we think about our family. We may even think about setting goals for the New Year. It certainly is the time that we gain a few pounds, and resolve again to lose those pounds after the New Year […]

What is confidence?

You know it when you see it. People with confidence tend to just look the part. Did you ever watch a movie and admire the confidence of the hero? Then you witness a live interview where the actor is nervous, missing that same confidence level. You probably know why there was a difference. The actor […]


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Where is my motivation?

There are many reasons for lack of motivation. You may be overwhelmed by too much on your plate, lack confidence in yourself, or just have fuzzy goals in the first place. Lack of clear goals and lack of confidence are two major barriers to goal achievement. The more capable people judge themselves to be, the […]


I am a fan of the television show The Big Bang Theory. In a recent episode, we saw the guys (Leonard, Sheldon, Raj, and Wolowitz ) trying to come up with a new invention. However,  each one found a reason to procrastinate. They watched movies, searched the internet, and went off on tangent conversations. Sound familiar? […]


 Surround yourself with positive thinkers who support your career goals and have the characteristics you want to develop. Take positive actions. Try a new task at work, learn a new skill, help a co-worker. Work smart, set priorities, establish goals, and delegate. Talk positive. Sharing with co-workers will help you find the humor in difficult […]


Change can be frightening, especially for people who do not feel confident that they have the power, authority, or resources to ensure a favorable outcome for themselves. Many people do not have knowledge they need to approach change in a constructive fashion. For employees to cope with downsizing, layoffs, restructuring, or re-engineering, they must learn […]