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More Energy. Less Stress.


Working from home, it’s easy to fill up every moment of your day doing something for everyone except yourself.

This month the topic in my Executive Mentoring Group is: More Energy. Less Stress.

This topic has come up a lot lately! Read More

Standing out while working remotely


I am noticing something interesting in the pandemic about communicating.

There is great disparity between how various people show up to meetings on video conferences.

Before the pandemic I wrote an article about increasing your effectiveness while working remotely and included the video below. Read More

The cost difference between OK and GREAT

Remember, Great isn’t Cheap

I see leaders setting themselves up for failure and credibility loss when they don’t differentiate the cost of doing a GREAT job from the cost of doing an OK job.

… Don’t commit to deliver the dream-scenario that everyone is excited about without the dream-budget!

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Selling Your Ideas: Have More Influence


This month the topic in my Executive Mentoring Group is: Selling Your ideas.

In my own career, as well as in observing the careers of others, I have found that the ability to communicate your ideas well matters a lot to standing out, getting promoted, and getting access to resources. Read More

Becoming a more compelling speaker


Reflecting on my own career, it struck me what an advantage it was that I was a willing and decent speaker.

I have noticed in watching others’ careers too, that the ability to share your ideas in a compelling way is one of the key enablers for people to stand out, get promoted, get their projects supported, and to be effective leaders in general. Read More

Confidence and Resilience


This month the topic in my Executive Mentoring Group is: Confidence and Resilience.

I’ll tell you, this was a key journey in my own career.

I needed to find a way to keep showing up when the environment was unwelcoming, and as I struggled with imposter syndrome. Read More

Alignment is not Valuable if You Don’t Maintain It


When teams are aligned, good things happen

When your goals are aligned with those of your stakeholders, good things happen.

The trouble is, that without actively doing something to maintain alignment, entropy creeps in, and alignment gets weak. Read More

How not to talk too much when you are nervous



You can actually get these “stop talking” cards here.

Yes or NO?

Earlier in my career, when I was faced with a scary executive and I got nervous, I would find myself talking way too much. Read More

The difference between politics and communicating


“I don’t do politics”

Many people over the years have told me something like, “I refuse to engage in politics”, and they give this as a reason why their career has stalled.

They consider “politics” a necessary evil to advance in one’s career, but refuse to engage asserting that their “no politics” position is on the high ground, so they are sticking with it. Read More

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