Photo by Oliver Roos on Unsplash As companies grow, leaders need to inspire everyone to move in the same direction. Rapid growth can make this challenging because things move quickly and schedules get packed, so individuals don’t always know which direction the organization is moving. The answer to this is trust. If [...]
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Photo by Chris Liverani on Unsplash I work with professionals across industries of all ages and at all levels. There is one sure “tell” that they are not confident in themselves or their job – they can’t stop explaining. If you have ever had a friend give you a long winded, detailed [...]
Photo by Nonsap Visuals on Unsplash Last week was an interesting time for the term ‘joke’. I find it has become a word people use to justify or explain behavior that is unpleasant, unprofessional or even unthinkable. There are three examples from last week which have me thinking that we need to [...]
Photo by Denys Nevozhai on Unsplash Credibility is the most important thing we can cultivate as professionals. It is why we are able to build a network, get promoted and lead others. Authenticity is at the heart of a strong, confident presence, which is the foundation of credibility. However, most people feel [...]
Photo by Daniil Kuželev on Unsplash Most people look at the screen when they are on a Skype or Zoom call. That is because we feel we engage and connect with someone when we look them in the eye. So we try and look others in the eye. The problem is that [...]
Photo by José Martín Ramírez C on Unsplash I grew up in a very Latin home. That means lots of loud people talking over each other, interrupting and general getting rowdy. Not surprisingly, once I left for college I had to start learning a new way of communicating. That was not easy [...]
Photo by Artem Sapegin on Unsplash No one likes to fire employees and certainly no one likes to be fired. The reality is that both happen to most people at least once in their life. However, a bad situation is made worse because leaders have no idea how to do the firing. [...]
I find I have this conversation quite often with my clients. No matter the age, industry or gender, there seems to be a misconception that being direct is rude and highly aggressive. That should not be the case. Being aggressive is much less about what you say as opposed to how you say it. [...]