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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

Originally published in Forbes.

Mission Control

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

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

A clear perspective

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

Originally published in Forbes.

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