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Transferable Leader

Dear Sally, What are the most transferable parenting lessons you apply when leading at work? Dear Transferable Leader, The root of the word discipline comes discipulus which means learner or pupil. Did you know that horses know latin? We do! Okay…we do not. But one of my human friends shared this etymology with me and…

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Tired Mama

Dear Sally, How do you manage leading that family and that herd at work? It’s a crazy business, Sally, being a working mom! Love, Tired Mama Dear Tired Mama, This question made me pause. I don’t know how to manage a herd and a job because I’m a horse. So all I do is manage…

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Worst Critic

Dear Sally, Why are we harder on ourselves and those closest to us than we would ever be on any stranger? We are our own worst critics it sometimes feels. Dear Worst Critic, You’ve touched on a really good one here, sweet human. And, I sense that you have some heartache about this. After all,…

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I Made a Bad Hire

Dear Sally, I need some help! Last year I was promoted to a senior level in my organization. As part of my promotion, I was tasked with creating a new department and hiring someone to lead it. The stakes were high, and I vetted the candidates carefully. I hired someone who came highly recommended, who…

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Running-in-Circles-Getting-Nowhere

Dear Sally, I’ve been trying to lead my horses around the round pen and get them to run. I ask them, show them, describe to them why they need to follow me, offer help, and hold them accountable. But still, they won’t do what I ask. It may be that they are distracted by requests…

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Betrayed and Annoyed

Dear Sally, I found out today from one of the people on my team that another team member had basically been telling people that I was a bad manager, though I wasn’t given specific details. She hadn’t brought any feedback to me directly, and I actually thought we had a pretty good relationship. Ironically, she’s…

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Loves-a-Good-Crisis

Dear Sally, Lately I’ve been wondering why I like to do everything at the last minute. There’s a bit of a rush about it. And for a long time in my life it was actually something I was super proud of. When the chips were down, I could always pull out a win. I spent…

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Don’t Trust Easily

Dear Sally, I want to have deeper relationships with people at work but I don’t know where to start. I don’t really trust others easily. I know in my heart that I need more friendship and support with co-workers and I like “the idea” of colleagues who really know me. But it just doesn’t feel…

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Truth Tellers

Sally has been a busy mare today with THREE questions in her grain bucket….She decided to answer them together because the questions are so connected. We have a theme! Dear Sally, 1) Do you have suggestions for how to get the courage to say you are done with a relationship…even when it’s hard? 2) Do…

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Doubting Myself

Dear Sally! What advice do you have for someone who periodically gets a case of the imposter syndrome? Others around me tell me things about myself and sometimes I just can’t see them myself. I’ve been successful in most things I’ve persevered through and enjoy my work! But sometimes I get this feeling like I’ve…

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