Category Archives: Leadership Skills

Motivating Your Team From The Inside Out: Leveraging Internal Motivating Factors

Getty Royalty Free What motivates each of us to do better? I confess, I play Words with Friends compulsively. I swear I’m motivated by the intellectual challenge and the opportunity to occasionally best some of my really smart friends at … Continue reading

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Channeling Astronaut Mark Watney: Effective Leadership In The Age Of ‘What Else Could Possibly Go Wrong?’

Getty Royalty Free Sol 45 I have been alone in my home office for over a month, not seeing anyone. I’ve had to learn all sorts of new technology to stay alive, workwise. I have literally planted 60 heads of … Continue reading

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Meet Me In The Middle

As a communication professional and executive coach, I teach people how to be effective communicators. How to have conversations that connect rather than divide. One of the most common stumbling blocks I encounter when teaching effective conversation skills is the … Continue reading

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Culture Is King: 3 Ways To Keep Culture Alive During Corporate Mergers

Everyone talks about the culture of their business. Sometimes they tout the strengths of that culture as the key to their success. Sometimes they’re in the press defending how they’re finally going to address cultural issues that have landed them … Continue reading

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Inequality In The Workplace: 3 Approaches To Create A Culture Of Allies

With all the negativity, nastiness and name-calling in public discourse these days, it’s refreshing to see so many people focusing on how we can truly understand one another better and come closer to appreciating each other’s experiences. Companies are working … Continue reading

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How Do You Command A Room?

3 Tips To Boost Your Executive Presence Growing up in the Philippines, I was taught to be humble and accommodating, rather than outspoken or bold. We were encouraged to get along, rather than rock the boat. My first jobs were … Continue reading

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Change: Do You Cope With It, Deal With It Or Use It As A Growth Opportunity?

Getty Some people cope with change, like it’s a disease. Some deal with change as if it’s a necessary evil. Some embrace change, seeing it for the possibilities it brings. And some of us, by virtue of our circumstances, actually … Continue reading

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Craft Your Elevator Pitch

What do you say when you have just 30 seconds to make a lasting impression? Don’t get caught tongue-tied. Be brief, specific, and memorable. Craft an elevator pitch with these tips from Ching Valdezco:

Posted in Communication Skills, Executive Presence, Leadership Skills, Life Skills, Networking, Tips Videos, Women in Business

Go For The Ask

Last week, I attended a fantastic Women’s Leadership Conference in New York. The program was filled with excellent speakers sharing their insightful stories, highlighting advice, and encouraging attendees to stand up and be heard. One woman – an entrepreneur – … Continue reading

Posted in Coaching, Interviewing Skills, Leadership Skills, Women in Business

Where Left And Right Brain Meet

The Top 3 Aspects Of Professional Development Applied To Both Process And People Theories of what makes us successful professionally fill entire sections at bookstores (the few bookstores that are left, at least). Many stake out a position about left-brain … Continue reading

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