My Publications

Dina is a frequent contributor to leading business publications including Forbes and Fast Company.

For more resources, visit my Library for suggested reading or Case Studies to learn how I’ve helped others.

Your company is scaling fast. This is how you can grow at the same rapid pace

Your company is scaling fast. This is how you can grow at the same rapid pace

May 20, 2021

When your entrepreneurial venture is experiencing a burst of growth, here is how to prevent yourself from becoming overwhelmed.

Originally published in Fast Company.

How (and When) to Say No to the Boss

How (and When) to Say No to the Boss

May 12, 2021

To sustain your effectiveness and well-being over time, it’s essential to learn the art of turning people down.

Originally published in Harvard Business Review.

How to gracefully handle a conflict among your team members

How to gracefully handle a conflict among your team members

Apr 12, 2021

Healthy conflict on teams can be the birthplace of new ideas, ways of seeing, stronger relationships, and team unity.

Originally published in Fast Company.

How to feel less icky about networking

How to feel less icky about networking

Mar 10, 2021

Strategies for how to think about networking differently, to offer real benefit to others, and build a strong and effective network.

Originally published in Fast Company.

Why taking up an ‘anti-expert mindset’ leads you to fresh ideas

Why taking up an ‘anti-expert mindset’ leads you to fresh ideas

Jan 28, 2021

Is being the expert holding you – and others – back? Here are 5 strategies to cultivate curiosity and career growth.

Originally published in Fast Company.

4 questions for working parents to ask themselves to stay mentally fit

4 questions for working parents to ask themselves to stay mentally fit

Dec 4, 2020

Now is the time to let go, be thankful for little things, laugh whenever you can, and be kind to yourself.

Originally published in Fast Company.

The steps to shake yourself out of ‘small-picture’ thinking

The steps to shake yourself out of ‘small-picture’ thinking

Nov 24, 2020

Leaders know they should be strategic but struggle to find time. Here are 4 ways to pull out of the weeds.

Originally published in Fast Company.

How to find your purpose in tumultuous times

How to find your purpose in tumultuous times

Nov 16, 2020

Covid-19 and the global tumult of 2020 have led many to a reflective place and search for meaning.

Originally published in Forbes.

Why busy, time-hungry people need hobbies the most

Why busy, time-hungry people need hobbies the most

Oct 12, 2020

Research shows hobbies can make you more competitive in the workplace and help stave off burnout.

Originally published in Fast Company.

Bored or overloaded? This is the amount of stress you need to get things done

Bored or overloaded? This is the amount of stress you need to get things done

Sep 24, 2020

Reaching your peak performance comes down to finding a happy medium between too little and too much pressure.

Originally published in Fast Company.

How to stop your boss from micromanaging — and stay sane

How to stop your boss from micromanaging — and stay sane

Sep 23, 2020

A micromanager can stunt your professional growth. Here are five ways to get your boss to stop hovering and delegate more meaningful work.

Originally published in Forbes.

The flexible mindset one prisoner of war practices to overcome challenges

The flexible mindset one prisoner of war practices to overcome challenges

Aug 25, 2020

Resilience takes shape in a healthy balance between optimism and realism in this paradoxical thought process.

Originally published in Fast Company.

Why virtual onboarding thrives from this one simple approach

Why virtual onboarding thrives from this one simple approach

Aug 17, 2020

Transitioning into a new company as a leader during a pandemic, when everyone is virtual, makes an already challenging time even more so.

Originally published in Fast Company.

How to lift your mood during the long-haul of remote work

How to lift your mood during the long-haul of remote work

Aug 13, 2020

As an executive coach reading plenty of research, I know we are more creative, productive, and resilient when we feel more positive.

Originally published in Fast Company.

How to prime your brain for those big, breakthrough ideas

How to prime your brain for those big, breakthrough ideas

Aug 4, 2020

To develop fresh, novel ideas that turn into amazing projects, you must make mental space.

Originally published in Fast Company.

How to cope when your close coworker is laid off (and you’re still employed)

How to cope when your close coworker is laid off (and you’re still employed)

Jul 9, 2020

Losing a work colleague can be jarring and disrupt your day-to-day routine. To move forward, take steps to funnel your emotions into product

Originally published in Fast Company.

How do you overcome a bad job market? Groom a dynamite personal brand

How do you overcome a bad job market? Groom a dynamite personal brand

Jun 29, 2020

In the wake of the pandemic’s economic damage, how well is your personal brand helping your employabilty and long-term image?

Originally published in Fast Company.

How to Develop a Strong Leadership Brand

How to Develop a Strong Leadership Brand

Jun 16, 2020

If you're a leader, you already own a leadership brand, whether you've thought about it or not. Is it the brand that you want?

Originally published in Forbes.

Are they being honest with me? Here’s how to encourage candid employee feedback

Are they being honest with me? Here’s how to encourage candid employee feedback

Jun 11, 2020

Before your colleagues and direct reports can speak honestly with you, they must feel a sense of trust and safety.

Originally published in Fast Company.

How to Build Trust in a Virtual Workplace

How to Build Trust in a Virtual Workplace

May 18, 2020

Leaders on virtual teams need to go over and above the normal measures to build trust.

Originally published in Forbes.

Mission Control

Mission Control

May 14, 2020

What do you want to accomplish in your career and how do you go about realising it?

Originally published in Accounting and Business.

How to Build Resilience in a Crisis

How to Build Resilience in a Crisis

Apr 14, 2020

Three things to manage the challenges we're facing now and emerge stronger.

A clear perspective

A clear perspective

Apr 9, 2020

Three simple ways busy leaders can easily incorporate practicing mindfulness into their days.

Originally published in Accounting and Business.

Five Simple Tips for Leading in Uncertain Times

Five Simple Tips for Leading in Uncertain Times

Mar 12, 2020

The ability to lead and communicate during uncertain times is an essential leadership skill – one that is especially relevant now.

Originally published in Forbes.

How to finally stop micromanaging and delegate more

How to finally stop micromanaging and delegate more

Feb 12, 2020

Most leaders are afraid of delegating because it requires them to relinquish control.

Originally published in Fast Company.

Take A Break: It's The Most Productive Thing You Can Do

Take A Break: It's The Most Productive Thing You Can Do

Dec 27, 2019

Taking a break improves decision making, keeps you focused, and leads to better ideas.

Originally published in Forbes.

How to Deal with a Manager Who Doesn't Manage

How to Deal with a Manager Who Doesn't Manage

Nov 9, 2019

Managing up with an absentee boss presents a unique dilemma. Here are 5 strategies to help you do just that.

Originally published in Fast Company.

Three Simple Tips to Manage Up Without Kissing Up

Three Simple Tips to Manage Up Without Kissing Up

Oct 18, 2019

Your manager plays a crucial role in your success, so it's critical to manage that relationship well.

Originally published in Forbes.

Mindfulness For The Restless And The Busy

Mindfulness For The Restless And The Busy

Aug 20, 2019

Curious and believing that meditation would be “good for me," I started my journey 12 years ago...

Originally published in Forbes.

How To Communicate With A Colleague Who Says 'Yes' But Means 'No'

How To Communicate With A Colleague Who Says 'Yes' But Means 'No'

Jul 9, 2019

There are many reasons to keep your word, especially in a professional setting where you could jeopardize your career.

Originally published in Forbes.

When Trying To Influence Others, Start With Yourself

When Trying To Influence Others, Start With Yourself

Mar 29, 2019

Influence is a non-negotiable skill in leadership and business.

Originally published in Forbes.

How To Increase Engagement On Your Team: A Science-Backed Way

How To Increase Engagement On Your Team: A Science-Backed Way

Feb 21, 2019

Engaged employees fuel productivity and profitability for company.

Originally published in Forbes.

Getting Your Voice Into The Room When You're Afraid To Speak Up

Getting Your Voice Into The Room When You're Afraid To Speak Up

Jan 17, 2019

The tendency to hold oneself back in meetings, especially when feeling uncertain for any reason, is not uncommon.

Originally published in Forbes.

Brain-Based Tips For Sharpening Your Focus

Brain-Based Tips For Sharpening Your Focus

Dec 11, 2018

Chris, a senior leader at a tech firm, was struggling to "balance it all" and feeling stressed, exhausted and frustrated.

Originally published in Forbes.