Karen Darrin
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....
3 Ways to Stop Limiting your Happiness

3 Ways to Stop Limiting your Happiness

“The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level” by Gay Hendricks is one of those books I reread. because there are key concepts in it that deeply resonate with me and I continue to work on. Last week, I wrote about one of those key concepts....
What is Your Zone of Genius?

What is Your Zone of Genius?

My library has a number of books that are highlighted, dog-eared, and have margins full of my musings. These books inspire my growth and challenge my thinking. I’ll randomly yank one off the shelf when I need a jolt of inspiration. One of these books is...