Category Archives: Leadership Skills

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

Posted in Coaching, Communication Skills, Leadership Skills, Life Skills, Public Speaking, Writing Skills

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

Posted in Communication Skills, Leadership Skills, Life Skills, Meeting Skills

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

Posted in Communication Skills, Exec-Comm Team, Executive Presence, Leadership Skills, Life Skills

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

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

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

Posted in Innovation, Leadership Skills, Uncategorized, Women in Business