Monthly Archives: February 2017

Motivating Your Team: Why the Golden Rule Doesn’t Always Apply

How can you figure out what motivates those around you? Ask. Checking in with someone about what keeps them engaged is the first step toward actually keeping them engaged. Continue reading

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Feedback: Pick the Right Time and Approach

The process of sharing feedback with colleagues is essential in business. Clear, consistent feedback develops skills, builds confidence and motivates. But, too much or poorly timed feedback can destroy confidence and undermine trust. If you are planning on giving negative … Continue reading

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Responding to, “So…tell me about yourself.”

I have two kids in college and two recent graduates. If their early work life is like mine, every few years they’ll be changing jobs or even careers. When you’re in your twenties, it’s always ‘interview season.’ Even later in … Continue reading

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Answering, ‘So, What Do You Do?’

This is my inaugural column for Forbes.com, where I’ll share thoughts on how you can communicate more effectively. Therefore, by way of introduction, I thought you might find it helpful to learn a different approach to introducing yourself to others. … Continue reading

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