Every few weeks, I have conversation with someone who says, something like,
“I’ve been reading your blog and listenting to your webinars for years, do you ever do corporate work? ” or
“Do you ever consider doing speaking engagements?” or
“I didn’t realize you wrote a book!”
It makes me laugh because for more than 10 years, I’ve been thinking that I’ve done a better job communicating about those things than apparently I have! Read More
“Who are your enemies?”
I have been asked that interview question for my whole life as I was growing my career.
I am recalling being in my twenties, sitting across the table from a grizzly and embittered executive who would ask me, “Who are your enemies?”
When I would fail to produce a list of enemies, the interviewer would look at me with disdain, like I was the most irrelevant person on the planet, implying, “How can you claim to be competent if you haven’t made powerful enemies?”
That scene seems so ridiculous to me now. Read More
Let’s face it – just because you decide to set clear priorities, and to think and work more strategically, doesn’t mean the rest of the world will back off and let you! All the demands, pressures, and crises will still come at you. Read More
One of the most important things we can all do as business leaders is give ourselves time to think.
Scheduling time to think in your work week (and life in general) is vital to your success and sanity — and your creativity and effectiveness. Read More
FIRST, Stop trying to be impressive
If you are in a situation where you need to be impressive… a job interview, a sales call, a negotiation, a presentation — one of the worst things you can do is to try, on purpose, to be impressive. Read More
One of the toughest parts of being a leader is deciding what to say YES to and what to say NO to …so that your team can actually accomplish the most important work instead of drowning in activity. Read More
My recent blog post, Get Over It. Turn Your Camera On drew so much feedback and so many comments that I wanted to take an opportunity to follow up.
The world seems to be split into two groups on this:
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What is your positive online footprint?
The topic of how you appear online when people do a search came up in one of the recent member discussions in my Executive Mentoring Group.
It was an interesting conversation that quickly went from preventing risk by not posting “unflattering” stuff to…
“What can and should you be proactively posting to your benefit… to create a positive impression?”
How do you show up in a search? Read More
The Dreaded “Video Phone”
If you did not grow up with a camera phone, you probably remember the days of thinking about the absolute horror of a video phone.
“Can you imagine that if when people called you at home, they could see what you look like? Read More
The Business Value of Good Managers
If you want to positively impact the bottom line in your business, there is one thing that will make a bigger difference than almost anything else: Insist that all of your managers are good managers. Read More