What exactly is Executive Presence?


People often ask me about the term Executive Presence. What is it? Does everyone need it? Or do you need it only if you are an executive? What if you are not an executive? Is it something different then? Read More

Remote working: How not to lose the in-person benefit


When everyone is working remotely

Suddenly, like it or not, we have all been thrown into remote working.

And there is a natural concern that we will not be as effective.

One of the big aha’s for me about remote working that I learned over the past several years, is that…

You don’t have to give up on quality, motivation, productivity, and team-y-ness, just because you are not in the same room.

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Bullying is never about YOU. It’s always about THEM


Bullies and Sabotage

Sadly the workplace is scattered with bullies. You need to have a plan so you do not get caught in a defensive or reactive position, which can add risk to your career.

I learned this lesson over an over again in my own career when I was made to feel unwelcome, or like I didn’t fit or shouldn’t be there, or when people whispered that I was getting promoted because reasons “other than my performance”. Read More

I’m Procastinating, Are You?


I was talking to a friend awhile back, and she asked me how things were going. I expressed some anxiety about my workload.

She said, “So, you have a goal to work less?”

As I answered, I began thinking about something that I had lost focus on. Read More

10 Reasons to Think About Your Personal Brand


You already have a personal brand

You have a Personal Brand right now whether you know it or not.

You have a Personal Brand right now whether or not it’s something that you care about.

You have a Personal Brand right now even if you think this idea is stupid. Read More

5 keys to getting a bigger-than-normal promotion


One of the members of my Executive Mentoring Group posed this question in the group forum and it inspired me to write an article:

Has anyone been in a position where they are submitting to a role where they meet the majority of qualifications but the title is a couple levels above where they were at? Read More

Bullies, Narcissists, and Sabotage


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Humanity can be a strong force for value and productivity in business. Leaders who embrace humanity can build highly effective, loyal teams that can work really effectively to drive forward business progress.

But humanity of course, can present itself in negative ways as well. Read More

Coping with a difficult business situation



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“Courage does not always roar”

I really like this quote from Mary Anne Radmacher.

I write this in a week when all of my best laid plans and commitments have been washed away by the flooding rains and power outages in California. Read More

Everything is impossible and everyone is a shark


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The Monday MOVE Idea

Each Monday until the launch of my upcoming book MOVE, I’ll be sharing an important idea from the book. This week: Everything is impossible and everyone is shark.

Leadership is supposed to be hard

There will be times when you face ugly challenges and personal attacks. Read More

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