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
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
Feeling remote and invisible
During the pandemic, I’ve had a lot of questions from people about feeling invisible.
Even though we are working remotely, people still care deeply about advancing their careers and being recognized for their hard work. Read More
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
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
“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
How to make a good first impression
This question has come up more frequently than any other lately, so I thought I would address it here on my blog.
When you meet your new boss for the first time, it’s good to have a plan. Read More
Starting in a New Role…
A question that frequently comes up 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?”
That question has been expanded recently to include, “And how do I get started and make effective connections and good impressions when we are all working remotely?” Read More
But I thought I was a good listener!
Fairly deep into my career I did one of those 360 evaluations where people above, below and around you in the organization fill out a long questionnaire about how they perceive you. 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