Karen Darrin
Working with Younger Employees

Working with Younger Employees

Last week, I onboarded a new employee into her “first real job” after graduation. What an eye-opening jolt that was! My mind swirled in recalling my own “first real job” after college graduation a thousand years ago. I was so green, so scared...
Self-Appraisals: Crucial for your Career Development

Self-Appraisals: Crucial for your Career Development

Many companies ask employees to complete self-appraisals. These self-appraisals are then reviewed by the employee’s manager and, often times, included in the employee’s performance review. While many people scoff at this process and don’t take it seriously, it can...
A 4-Step Coaching Model for Leaders

A 4-Step Coaching Model for Leaders

Coaching is an essential leadership skill that works best when the leader is in the right frame of mind.  Your best mindset is to approach coaching interactions by being open-minded, non-judgmental and always assuming positive intent. Here is a framework you can try....