The first 30 days (Starting a job remotely)

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

The Big Mistake I Made about Listening


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

The key to be more impressive…Stop trying


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

How camera-ready do you need to be?


I did a webinar earlier this week on Remote Working Strategies. There’s a link below if you are interested in the replay.

In that webinar I shared this picture above showing me in 3 different stages of camera ready or not. Read More

The Funniest Passage in my book MOVE


It’s a wrap!

I was in Los Angeles last week to record the audiobook version of MOVE.

I was locked in this sound booth and this was my view for the 3+ days it took.

Out a small window I could see the brilliant sound engineer/director Ben. Read More

The Cost of Further Study


Analysis vs. Action

When I work with teams on executing strategy, there often comes a point where there is big idea on the table, and everyone seems to agree that it is the right idea, but they seem hesitant to commit to it. Read More

How to Work with an Introvert


I’ve been talking about Networking a lot recently as the topic in My Executive Group this month is Authentic Networking.

One of the questions that came up is, “How can I work more effectively with introverts? I can’t seem to get them to engage.” Read More

4 keys to making a good impression


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

Changing and Conflicting Priorities


Choosing Priorities

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

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