It is human nature to want to hire people who we like. We ‘get’ them. They’re a good fit. However, sometimes this means we overlook people who would be great for our organization, even our culture, simply because we don’t ‘connect’. Having people on your team that you connect with is important. But you [...]
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Working with a board of directors or a leadership team can be frustrating, daunting or just tiresome. However, it is also essential to your success and the success of your business. The chances that you like and ‘get along’ with everyone are slim. There will always be someone you don’t like or you think [...]
Now, I have long argued that the statistic about public speaking is a top three fear. Nonsense. I challenge anyone to tell me they would rather be hit by a bus than give a speech in front of a large audience. So why does this fear have such a reputation?. At the end of [...]
Research states that tone accounts for 38% of how we are perceived. However, that is only true in person. If we communicate by phone or email, that percentage can go as high as 80 -85%. Ouch. Because our tone of voice can carry so much weight in how we are perceived, we can use [...]
Leading a company or a team in today’s fast moving business environment, can be exhausting. We need to bring and share energy with our employees. We need to know how to replenish our energy. Most importantly, we need to be mindful that the energy we bring into any room, does not undermine our message, [...]
So here we are again – it’s time for primary elections! And what an exciting year as more first time candidates are running for everything from senator to county comptroller. It is not surprising that as a communication consultant, I have been asked many questions and hired by a few first timers looking to be [...]