Category Archives: Coaching

Take The Dumpling

I was sitting next to Manohar, aka Manny, best man from my wedding at a dinner recently. Earlier he toasted my husband for his “great choice in restaurants.” Feeling underappreciated, I quipped, “I chose the restaurant.” And then I immediately … Continue reading

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5 Keys To Build Trust

Someone recently asked what I would consider a necessity for a module on building trust. I think about this topic a lot because there are so many things people can do to affect a positive or negative interaction with others, … Continue reading

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If I Only Remember One Thing About You, What Do You Want It To Be?

When it comes to technology, I’m neither a gadget guy nor a Neanderthal. I’m happy to use the latest and greatest, as long as it’s easy and helps me get more done or enjoy the experience more. The difficulty is … Continue reading

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From Listing Skills To Leveraging Stories: How To Show, Not Tell, Your Value

It’s been along year already. That’s not a comment on the political environment, but on your own schedule at work. You’ve accomplished a ton. You’ve been involved in some projects that were planned, and some that sprang out of nowhere. … Continue reading

Posted in Coaching, Communication Skills, Interviewing Skills, Meeting Skills, Networking

How Do You Inspire And Engage Your Team?

Why do people listen to you? Is it out of obligation? Admiration? Fear? A little bit of everything? As a leader your job is to inspire, mentor, encourage, and continuously develop your team. You want to foster an environment of … Continue reading

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The Courage Of Questions

Many of us think of communication as the delivery of words, information, ideas, opinions. And this is accurate – a Merriam-Webster definition of communication is “information transmitted or conveyed.” But what about the other important element in a successful exchange … Continue reading

Posted in Coaching, Communication Skills, E-Mails, Meeting Skills, Questions

Mindfulness And Trust: The Keys To Successful Leadership

“What keeps you fulfilled in your role?” Whether we are navigating a busy sidewalk, or navigating through our career, when we lose perspective, we lose our bearing and risk faltering. Having perspective on our situation requires self-awareness; we need to … Continue reading

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2 Ways Kevin Anderson’s Wimbledon Attitude Can Help You Build Confidence

Kevin Anderson, the No. 8 seed, after beating Roger Federer, the No. 1 seed, in the 2018 quarterfinals at Wimbledon Tennis Championship, July 2018: “I think the toughest thing players face when going out playing somebody like Roger in this … Continue reading

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4 Keys To Creating Commitment At Work

“Leadership requires acknowledging the sacredness of every individual, not from a place of fear, but from a place of love.” An engaged workforce produces better results. Whether you manage a team of finance professionals, a department of insurance underwriters, or … Continue reading

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Melania’s Unspoken Message

You’ve probably heard about Melania Trump’s recent controversial outfit choice. She wore a green trench coat with the message, “I really don’t care, do u?” while boarding the plane to visit the detention centers that are holding immigrant children in … Continue reading

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