If you talked to most customers they would tell you to stop selling. They aren’t interested in being sold to. They want to build a relationship with your company. One that extends way beyond the sales pitch and instead allows them to consider your team an extension of their company itself. How can you move…

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Dress for Success. Play the Part. It’s all in how you present yourself. Fake it until you make it. Could those really be the keys to Executive Presence? Can you really get ahead and get noticed when you don’t really have the confidence deep down. Is it all just an act? The answer is that…

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We often hear the call for promoting gender equality and fostering female leadership. It’s a well talked about and popular topic. What is often ignored is America’s dirty little secret – women aren’t just not advancing in the workforce. They are leaving it behind. Labor force participation by women has been on the decline since peaking…

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Have you decided you wish to be more articulate? Are you spending hours rewriting speeches, editing and deliberating on your word choice? STOP. If you’re trying to be more articulate you have to look at it as a whole – not just pieces of the picture. Being articulate isn’t just about the words coming out…

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Whether you’ve recently been promoted into a leadership role or are looking to advance into one – it’s important to realize that in order to be a great leader to others you first have to improve yourself. The beginning of the year is a great time to assess your strengths and weaknesses and create an…

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The hard truth about gender diversity is that there isn’t a crystal ball or magic formula that makes it successful at an organization. Many companies are struggling with the reality that while they might be attempting to promote women into places of leadership – they aren’t staying or making it into the C-Suite and onto…

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We all know that change is an integral part of business growth. Businesses that fail to change and grow FAIL. While it’s an important part of your development – it’s often difficult to get employees and supervisors on board with you. They are use to the status quo and might take longer to buy in….

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Did you know that employees attend an average of 62 meetings a month? Half the time you’re not sure why you’re even in a particular meeting. The meetings run long. People tune out or go off topic. You get assigned tasks that would be better suited for someone else. Or even worse – you leave…

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We all want to be an effective leader. Someone who is respected, trusted and employees look up to. We want to do our job fearlessly and with confidence. It’s difficult though to maintain that role with all of the stresses and situations that accompany a leadership role in any organization. What steps can you take…

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The end of the year is always a good time to build a plan for the New Year.  Often people set new goals or decide to look for a new job.  I like to think about the small changes I can make to increase credibility and influence.  Here are some thoughts for you to consider. ☐…

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