Get to the point!


Don’t waste your 15 minutes of fame

When you have an opportunity to communicate with executives, it’s important to recognize that this could be THE MOMENT, which changes the course of your career.

Not every presentation will be career-changing, but you never know which one could be. Read More

Is “Office Housework” holding you back?


What do I mean by office housework?

I describe office housework as tasks that are important and need to be done, but are not directly moving your career or business forward. Very often, it comes in the form of PowerPoint presentations. Read More

The first 30 days…

Starting in a New Role…

A question that frequently comes up in the Coaching Hour calls in My Executive Mentoring Group is, “I’m starting a new job. What do you recommend that I do in the first 30 days to set myself up for success?”

In my own career, I developed a really effective set of actions and communications based on 3 lists (described below) that helped me to quickly establish my credibility, and to start building effective connections across the organization right away. Read More

What it means to be strategic


I often talk about my leadership workshops and programs as helping leaders think and work more strategically.

I was recently talking to a group of middle managers who were eager for development and one brave soul asked me, “Can you define what you mean by ‘strategic’.”

In a nutshell, people who are leading strategically are always recognizing ways to improve, and leading the change to get there.

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8 ways to test if your executive communications are executive enough


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Are you coming across at the right level?

Becoming proficient at executive communications is critical for every mid-level manager.

Many leaders are very comfortable communicating downward or with peers, but when it comes to talking with top executives they are not able to hit the right tone — it’s a very different thing. Read More

What a manager must communicate…


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Operation vs. Communication Tools

Your team creates all kinds of reports, spread sheets and slides to plan, run, measure, and report on what you are doing in your operation.

Of course you need these detailed materials to run your function — but please don’t inflict them on others! Read More

Marketing & Positioning Yourself


This month’s webinar was on Marketing & Positioning Yourself.

If you missed it, you can download the podcast!

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This is a useful webinar to download if you need to:

  • Prepare for a job search or interview
  • Go after a promotion in your own company
  • Prepare for your annual performance review
  • Build a compelling, go-to library of career-management materials
  • Be seen as your best, authentic self, more frequently and consistently

Free Download

If you are a member of Azzarello Group, you can download the webinar for free. Read More

What your peers are reading…


I was quite excited when I realized that I could open my book RISE on my kindle and ask to “view popular highlights and marks”.

How cool is that?

As I browsed through what most people were highlighting, I got the idea to share them because there is an interesting theme here…

The Most Popular Highlights in RISE

Here they are…

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