Regardless of your politics, most people can agree that the speech Jeff Flake (R-Arizona) made on the floor of the senate yesterday was extremely elegant and well written. He used his own words and those of Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address. His comments were certainly his own and heart felt. However well written the speech, [...]
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I often speak about visibility as an important factor when looking to increase your influence. Simply put: if we aren’t seen then we can’t be noticed, and thus we can never hope to be influential. Last week, I was reminded of an easy way to increase our visibility. I went to an industry conference that [...]
It is nearly universal that people hate meetings. They feel like a waste of time. They certainly interrupt productivity. They can also create more work, leave teams frustrated and drain an already tired workforce. The truth is that meetings happen. But what happens when you aren't the one leading the meeting. How can you turn a bad [...]
Many of my clients are facing the growing challenge of creating rapport and managing relationships virtually -- especially over the phone. Creating and maintaining a strong relationship with clients, co-workers and vendors is hard enough. When you are on the phone it becomes twice as hard. Here is one tip for how to make it [...]
There is no way to avoid having to deliver bad news. At some point in everyone’s career it will land on them to be the bearer of bad news. It is perfectly natural to want to avoid having to do, which is one of the reasons we are often so bad at bad news However, [...]
We have a heard a great deal about ‘culture’. The definition for the word culture is ‘the behaviors and beliefs characteristic of a particular group’. Every company has one. Some think it is the same as their mission. Some hired a high paid consultant to help them ‘create’ their culture. Some aren’t even sure they [...]
It often happens when I am out at networking events that people ask me for just one tip to become a better speaker. It’s always a bit challenging to answer because if it only took one tip to improve, everyone would be a great communicator. Everyone has different challenges and different ways of approaching the [...]
We’ve all heard that someone was ‘a born leader’. The organizations that manage to snare those probably consider themselves lucky. I don’t. It’s more beneficial for companies to create leaders from day one within their organization. By creating a culture where everyone is being trained for leadership and is being given the skills to succeed [...]