Next Monday Blog

Stories and snippets on developing leadership skills

Next Monday’s blog is intended to share authentic stories about developing leadership skills and being the best version of you through personal and professional growth.

Self Love: Are You Faking Or Making It?

Posted by: Michelle Pape on Nov 13, 2017

What do the world’s most successful individuals all have in common that allows them to be so influential? What is it that makes an athlete, musician, or public speaker have the ability to perform in front of people, or a business professional the ability to continue producing innovation after innovation? These individuals hold a strong belief in themselves, confident that they possess the characteristics necessary to do what they do and do it well. They believe they can succeed, no matter the setback. But how do they possess such confidence?

Using Resistance in Leadership & Development Training

Posted by: Nichole Winter on Oct 27, 2017

At some point in your career, you will be faced with the challenge of overcoming resistance. It’s that moment when there are a hundred things going on and you need more than 24 hours in a day to finish them all. It becomes harder to stay focused and the urge to quit grows stronger. It can throw you off-track at any moment.

Are you Sabotaging your Personal Development?

Posted by: Michelle Pape on Oct 19, 2017

Have you ever left the house and somehow ended up at work, but don’t remember how you got there or what happened in between? Like clockwork, you have a routine you follow that is almost thoughtless. You get stuck in a limiting pattern of behavior and feel like you always get the same results. Self-sabotage is the vehicle and you’re in the driver’s seat.

Seeking Accountability & Connection? Join a Peer Group

Why is Gratitude so Important to the Success of Every Business Woman?

Posted by: Nichole Winter on Sep 27, 2017

We're pleased to feature Nichole Winter as a guest blogger for Next Monday! Look for more information and inspiration from this traveler, wife, mom, entrepreneur, fitness lover, business owner, and coach. She's a go-getter in all areas of life. I'll let you get to the good stuff below - enjoy!
- Michelle

Build Confidence In 3 Steps

Posted by: Michelle Pape on Sep 15, 2017

Confidence is important in life and at work. Even if blatant gender norms have largely been shed in the corporate world, your lack of confidence could be hindering you professionally. A recent study on topic revealed half of female respondents reported chronic feelings of self-doubt. This finding supported a "confidence gap" between professional men and women, which may negatively impact a woman's career trajectory. It doesn't matter whether you're male or female, if you're the smartest person in the room but don't have confidence, you could be obstructing your own career.

Ladies: What Peer Groups are NOT

Posted by: Michelle Pape on Aug 30, 2017

I believe in giving clarity where clarity is due. Oftentimes, people perceive peer groups negatively, and as a valuable option for women looking to grow, that can give leadership groups a bad rap. Today, I have a single goal with this blog post, and that's to clear the air on what Next Monday peer groups are not

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How to Turn Guilt into Glory with a Life Coach

Posted by: Michelle Pape on Aug 14, 2017

Do you feel guilty about considering a life coach? Guilt seeps its way into many areas of the modern woman's life. You're expected to do it all on your own, from advancing in competitive career ladders to raising a family. There are only 24 hours in a day, but somehow you have to fit chores, social plans, work commitments, and family time into the mix. You often find yourself picking up slack in the office, whether you're volunteering time to arrange work parties or covering for your colleagues when they're slacking off. Any time you invest resources in yourself, you consider how they could benefit other people. It's impossible to avoid guilt in today's society as a woman. 

Meet Your Coach: Michelle Pape

Posted by: Michelle Pape on Jul 25, 2017

Relationships are crucial no matter the context. From who you buy cars from to who you trust with your healthcare and even who grooms your dogs. People matter and are the hallmark of any interpersonal relationship. I thought about the message I share with my network about who I am and realized the great opportunity I have to share that message here. I hope it helps you see me as who I am and how I can serve you.

Getting Better: Keeping On-Track with Your Personal New Year’s Resolution

Posted by: Michelle Pape on Jul 10, 2017

It’s halfway through the year which means, statistically, New Year’s resolutions have died. In fact, according to U.S. News, approximately 80% of resolutions fail by the end of February. In other words, it’s not out of the ordinary and don’t beat yourself up! If you made a resolution to grow personally or professionally this year, it’s not too late to pick up where you left off. Check out a few different ways you can continue working on yourself this year.

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#GirlBosses and Beyond: Why You Should Refine Your Leadership Skills

Posted by: Michelle Pape on Jun 23, 2017

Even though you might already be an amazing leader, continuously working to become better should always be a priority. Regardless of your industry or stage of life, working on yourself never goes out of style and is always a worthy investment. Here are a few ways you are able to continue working on your leadership skills to become the most successful version of yourself possible:

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