“Isn’t that what I just said?”
I was recently in India giving a keynote presentation for a group of women leaders.
One of the questions that came up was, “What do you do when you are the only woman in the room, and you contribute an idea and no one pays attention…
“…then 10 minutes later someone else says the exact same thing, and everyone responds as though it’s brilliant, and he gets credit for the idea?”
This often happens to women, but I want to be careful to note that it does not happen only to women. Read More
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
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
Collecting all the Cards
Often when I talk to people who aspire to become a general manager they will tell me that they are striving to get experience in every function to prepare themselves.
This is a mistake that I refer to collecting all the cards…
I’ll get experience in Marketing, and Product Development, and Supply Chain Management and Customer Service, and on and on…then I’ll be ready and qualified to become a General Manager or CEO. Read More
You only get one chance
We’ve been talking a lot about Executive Communications and Executive Presence in my Executive Mentoring Group in the past few months.
When I talk about communicating with executives, I always say that you only get one chance. Read More
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
This month’s Professional Development webinar was on the topic of Personal Brand and Recognition.
If you are wanting to get the opportunities and recognition you deserve get this webinar
You’ll learn how to:
- Build your credibility
- Stand out more
- Get the recognition and opportunities you deserve
- Position yourself to win the job you want
Get the webinar
If you missed it you can download the recording. Read More
The challenge: Resources are cut AND work is added
This problem has been coming up a lot recently in my coaching hour conference calls, so I wanted to share some advice here.
They way this is often stated is:
“My company has downsized, but now my team has been given the work of other teams that no longer exist.
My secret weapon for achieving success
I am preparing to deliver a TED talk at the TEDx Navasink Conference on May 20 in Asbury Park, NJ!
…and it got me thinking about the ideas of Power and Weakness in business. Read More
Influence and Difficult People
The topic of how to influence difficult people, comes up in my work all the time. (At all levels.)
One of the most useful tools in the influence tool kit is to make your voice bigger. Read More