Category Archives: Leadership Skills

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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5 Ways To Turn Your Brain-Drizzle Into A Brainstorm

Solving problems requires both a left-brain analysis and right-brain creativity. The analysis part comes into play as you define the problem, analyze how the problem developed, evaluate the benefit of solving the problem relative to the cost of fixing it … Continue reading

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

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 to be taking a backseat. However, writing … Continue reading

Posted in Communication Skills, E-Mails, Leadership Skills, Meeting Skills

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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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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