Category Archives: Leadership Skills

How Successful Managers Get Through Turbulent Times: 4 Tips To Follow

Managing a team is difficult in the best of times. When you layer on top of the usual demands of life and business, a pandemic and the rising demand to address long-term systemic racial inequalities in society, you stretch your … Continue reading

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Build Your Brand for Long-Lasting Success

When you started your career, you probably took on as many opportunities as possible to build your skills and discover your strengths and preferences. As a high-performer, you soon found your sweet spot and started to excel. When you are great at … Continue reading

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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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3 Habits That Detract From Your Credibility And How To Avoid Them

Most communication skills are not about “right” and “wrong.” The overall impression you make on others is a combination of many factors, and the frequency of certain behaviors. Here are three language habits that undermine your authority. Qualifying Language Sometimes, … Continue reading

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6 Steps For A Successful Apology

We all make mistakes, and at some point in our careers, we’ll have to apologize to someone. Working remotely makes it more difficult and more important to quickly deliver an apology. Time and distance can damage relationships, while the well-executed … Continue reading

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Your Virtual Executive Presence

Executive Presence sets you apart in business, both in person and online. We demonstrate presence through subtle cues – the combination of how you present yourself  and communicate. When working in a virtual world, it’s even harder to demonstrate presence, … Continue reading

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Chat, Email, Phone, Or Meet? What’s The Best Option?

Now that we’re all working from home, have you noticed an increase in the use of IM, email, internal chat forums, and project management platforms to collaborate? Some of these tools have become our go-to in business, while meetings seem … Continue reading

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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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