One of the most important things we can all do as business leaders is give ourselves time to think.
Scheduling time to think in your work week (and life in general) is vital to your success and sanity — and to your creativity and effectiveness. Read More
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
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
A Note on Good vs. Bad Leaders
I don’t think it’s any secret that I believe good leaders bring a sense of humanity into the workplace. In fact this was the topic of my TEDx talk. Read More
I am thrilled to announce that MOVE is finally available for preorder on Audible.
In celebration of the release, I am offering a chance to win a 1-1 coaching session with me for pre-ordering your copy. Read More
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.
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
Feeling Discouraged, Stuck, Lazy?
While we are all at home, there are lots of new kinds of pressures we face about doing it right. What should we be doing with our days?
How do we be productive, take care of kids, home schooling, remote working? Read More
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