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DO YOU NEED A BREAK FROM WORK?
Whether you're a workaholic or just burnt out, it's time to take a break. In this quick video blast, William and I share 3 things to make your upcoming holiday hiatus a great one!
BECOME A ONE-WORD BRAND
Are you a one-word brand? Discover the one word that will make you a strong personal brand.
STAND OUT IN MEETINGS
Are you checking out at meetings? Not speaking up enough? Worried you're not expert enough to add anything? Learn how to stand out in meetings with zero prep time.
UPGRADE YOUR FIRST IMPRESSION
You never get a second chance to make a first impression. Take your intro from insipid to inspiring.
HOPING FOR A PROMOTION?
Hoping for a promotion is a career killer. Replace hope with action. To get promoted to a new position, you need to "act it."
WHO ARE YOU HANGING WITH?
Your professional success is hugely influenced by who you hang with.
HOW TO DISAGREE WITH YOUR BOSS
When it comes to your boss, you may have moments when you're thinking..."you want me to do what?!?!" When you fundamentally disagree with your boss, should you shut up or speak up?
HOW TO MAKE YOUR TEAM A WINNER
Google's quest to build a perfect team, code-named Project Aristotle, has revealed two behaviors that correlate with team success. The cool thing is...you don't need Google brains to include them in your own teamwork!
THE ONE THING THAT WILL GUARANTEE YOUR PROMOTION
If you're eager to get promoted this year, make sure you'e doing the one thing that guarantees promotion.
THERE'S ONLY ONE KEY TO HAPPINESS
The good news is that you don't have to meditate or journal your feelings of gratitude to feel happier. The even better news is that there's only one key to happiness. Can you guess what it is?
TRASH YOUR NEW YEAR'S GOALS
It's that time of year again... Time to write your New Year's goals? Well...if that didn't work out too well for you last year, trash your New Year's goals this year! Instead, try this simple 2-part reflection to help you set a meaningful intention that will truly make a difference in the coming year!
HOW TO FIND AN EXTRA HOUR IN YOUR DAY
Crunch time is upon us. How often do you wish you had just one more hour in your day?! There's actually a pretty simple way to gain one more hour. To find it, you must add one thing and remove one thing.
Do you fantasize about having more time to do the kind of work you really want to do?
Communicate with Impact
Did you ever notice that successful executives have a way of talking that makes everyone listen?
Enhance your Executive Presence
One thing all successful executives have in common is Executive Presence.
ORA, Executive Coach
This video clip introduces my Leadership Presence Coaching Model along with a fun assessment that will give you a personalized LPQ (Leadership Presence Quotient) profile.
IS SELLING YOURSELF EVIL?
If you're one of those people who hates the idea of self-promotion, you might be putting yourself in the slow track when it comes to career advancement. This quick watch will flex your thinking and better yet - put some fuel in your career.
HOW TO NEGOTIATE WITH COLLEAGUES
Colleagues become friends. And sometimes, you have no choice but to negotiate with them at work. Here are 3 quick tips for negotiating without messing up your relationships!
DO YOU SUFFER FROM IMPOSTOR SYNDROME?
It’s estimated that 70% of us have impostor syndrome – that feeling that you’ve duped people into believing you’re a lot better than you really are. Don't fret... I have some good news about impostor syndrome for you in this quick clip.
THE #1 HABIT OF SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE
Successful people have something in common: an important daily habit. It's an easy one to adopt. In fact, you probably did it a lot in the past. But, if you're a busy person, you might have let it slide.
HOW TOUGH IS YOUR SKIN WHEN IT COMES TO FEEDBACK?
The new mark of a successful professional is the ability to accept feedback. When it comes to negative - or nasty - feedback, that’s easier said than done.
LESSONS FROM MY EMPTY NEST
I've spent the last two decades raising kids and coaching executives. Parenting and management are remarkably similar. Here are my four favorite lessons from raising three amazing children. And, they're applicable to the workplace!
THE LAZY WAY TO SUCCEED IN 2016
I bet you are bombarded by dozens of suggestions for how to succeed this year. Most are difficult to do, and after a few attempts, you'll likely end up discouraged. I have an easy way to succeed in 2016, and it's backed up by scientific research.
DITCH THE RESOLUTION
New Year's resolutions have a high failure rate. For a happy new year, ditch the resolution and do one of these easy things proven to boost your happiness in 2016.
3 WAYS TO MOTIVATE YOURSELF
What motivates you? If you can’t answer that quickly, watch this quick video clip for 3 ways to motivate yourself (and others too!).
EVERYONE WANTS MORE OF IT
What do we all want more of? It’s TIME!It’s time to we treat TIME like the valuable resource it is. In this quick video, I have 3 simple techniques to help you regain control of your calendar – and your life.
IS THE LOUSY SYSTEM HOLDING YOU BACK?
In my work as an Executive Coach, I meet people who are stuck in the same 'ole tired jobs. Lousy system or not, they are often inadvertently making the single most limiting career move, keeping them stuck.
DEALING WITH GODZILLA AT WORK
I’m guessing that you’re on your best behavior at work 95% of the time. The other 5%? Well, that’s not your fault. It’s Godzilla’s.
7 WAYS TO USE YOUR BODY FOR SUCCESS
Meeting new people can be awkward, and first impressions last. In those uncomfortable moments, we tend to focus on what we say. But actually, our bodies are the key to our success.
Companies love to administer 360 (or multi-rater) leadership assessments. But can too many leadership assessments hinder rather than help?!
BEWARE SECONDHAND STRESS
Could second-hand stress be messing up your work? (Yes!) And is there anything you can do about it? (There is!)Watch these 3 tips to inoculate you from the damage of secondhand stress.
IS WORK KILLING YOU?
Are you sitting down at this moment? I am, too. And that’s a problem. We do a lot of sitting every day at work and research shows that it’s killing our bodies.
LIFE AFTER PUMPKIN PIE
How can we make that precious moment of gratitude last beyond the last bite of pumpkin pie?
ARE YOU READY FOR YOUR NEXT JOB?
Career expert Jim Hopkinson joins me in this Vlog to give you 3 practical tips to get you ready for your next job.
YOU, TOO, CAN HAVE A STROKE OF GENIUS
Wouldn’t it be nice to be the one credited with the brainstorm or breakthrough?
BE A GAME-CHANGER
These 3 tips will help you become a powerful game-changer.
IS IT BETTER TO BE FEARED OR LOVED?
Practical tips for achieving that balance between warmth & competence.
DO YOU DREAD NETWORKING?
Networking - ugh. You know you're supposed to do it. But you dread it. Especially, those events that make you feel so awkward.
EXECUTIVE PRESENCE: Do you have nothing to wear?!
Learn 3 tips for bringing your A game to the workplace with your dress (and without breaking your budget) from the fabulous Gurjot of GurjotNY.
DO YOU HAVE A SELF-CLEANING BRAIN?
Wouldn’t it be great if your brain came with a self-cleaning function?
DO YOU WISH YOU HAD MORE GRAVITAS?
Are you perceived as someone with gravitas at work? Do you want more of it? Watch this quick video clip to learn 3 ways to grow your gravitas at work.
HR: Is your Diversity Program a Nod or a Knockout?
Corporate diversity programs are all the rage right now. A good thing, no doubt!
Multi-tasking. Most of us have heard it's bad for us.Most of us are never going to give it up.
2 WORDS THAT GUARANTEE SUCCESS
Words are powerful. A word can uplift someone or plunge them into misery. A word can make someone adore or despise you. here are two words that gurantee professional success. Do you know what they are?
Are you Cold and Feeling Down? Fire up for a career change.
After the holidays, it's easy to feel stuck and uninspired.
Happy Holidays: Why vacation is good for the bottom-line
It's time to take a break. Vacations can have a profound impact on your work.
Practice of Gratitude: It only takes a minute
Gratitude only takes one minute and will change your life. I know this because I read the research and then I tried it. It works.
The Law of Selling: Never Lower your Price
For many of us, selling is the one part of our job we'd rather not do.
Social Media: How LinkedIn can Double your Income
If a little voice inside your brain is telling you that you should be doing more with social media, take a deep breath. I’m about to make it as simple-as-pie.
Behaving Wealthy: Maximizing your Salary Increase
As the Beatles sing, “Can’t Buy Me Love.” And it’s true, money can't solve everything. But it sure helps.
Business Meal Etiquette (or What to do when there's spinach in your teeth!)
My clients frequently remind me how important business etiquette is. After all, the nuances of social behavior are indeed the bedrock of the vital first impressions we make and the credibility we build.
Paths to Professional Success: Pairing Wine with Business
Despite the negative association with intoxication, wine and business are well paired.
Personal Branding: A Shot of Professional Botox
While a touch of skepticism about the latest and greatest is healthy, I’ve learned how important it is to be open to the new.
Money Management: Are you making Major Money Mistakes?
According to a Princeton study money does buy happiness. Sort of. Apparently $75,000 a year is the sweet spot and anything above that doesn’t make a whole lot of difference.
Handwriting Analysis: Size Does Matter
They say the eyes are the window into your soul. Turns out, it’s not your eyes; it’s your handwriting.
Retirement Planning: Will I Ever Retire?
Is retirement a relic of the past? Demographers predict that someone like me has a good chance of living past 100.
Executive Presence: Casual Friday Conundrum
Who hasn’t at one time or another made a lousy first impression?
How am I doing?
I invited my friend, Meg Akabas, certified parenting educator and author of 52 Weeks of Parenting Wisdom, to join me on this Vlog to discuss the similarities between good parenting and leadership.
Lose the Volunteer Blues
Do you have the volunteer blues? You want to get involved—and you believe in helping others—but you just haven’t found the right way to do it?
Salary Negotiation: Sex not Salary
If you’re like most Americans, you’re more comfortable talking about your sex life than your salary.
How 'Bout a Back Rub?
Stress is bad for you, right? Well, yes and no.
Need a Lock on your Refrigerator?
Remember the recent controversy when Yahoo CEO Melissa Mayer called all virtual workers back to the office?
Need more support at work?
If you feel over-worked and under-appreciated at work, it's likely that you're lacking support.
You're either (Linked) In or you're Out
There's someone you really need to meet. You are separated from this person by nothing more than a click.
What's Sleep Got to Do with It?
What does sleep have to do with achieving our New Year’s resolutions?
Is Work No Fun?
We spend SO much time at work, and sometimes it’s just no fun. December is the perfect month to lighten up and infuse some joy into the workplace.
Frustrated by Poor Performers?
You’ve been there. So have I. We’ve probably all had that moment when someone’s poor performance at work makes us want to scream.
Need More Time in Your Day?
If you're running out of time to get it all done, you're not alone.
The Glass Elevator
When I was in the fourth grade, I sent my Grandma Flora a story I wrote. I don’t remember much about the story, but I do remember that she sent it back with a typed note.
Is Your Boss Difficult?
If you think you have a difficult boss, you are not alone!
Talk While You Listen
We all know how important it is to listen to others - at work and at home.
Toot Your own Orchestra
You might have been told along the way that it's not enough to do good work - that you also have to toot your own horn.
Is yours Firm or Wimpy?
A handshake is a critical part of your first impression.
Don't Just Sit At the Table
If you're not speaking up at meetings, you're missing an opportunity to be noticed and recognized.
Are Your Tools Revved Up?
Every successful executive has three tools revved up and ready to go.
Do you have a Personal Brand?
You do have a personal brand, whether you know it or not. It's time to discover what your best brand attribute is
Ditch Your 2014 SMART Goal
It's January, the time of year we articulate personal and professional goals for the upcoming year.
A Gratitude Greeting for You
Did you know that a scientific study has determined that people who express gratitude are more optimistic, energetic, and generous than others?
No Time for Networking?
If you have no time for networking, you're not alone.
Are you bad at selling?
If you think you're "bad at sales," you're not alone. Most people claim they are, until they discover the 4 questions that make them powerfully persuasive.
Power Up Virtually
Many of you might be managing a part of a team that doesn't sit together in one location.
How do you make your team members happy? Simply by giving them happy pills.
Do you have enough friends at work?
Do you have enough friends at work? Work friends are important.
Power Up Your Listening
It's not uncommon for two people to disagree over just about anything -- from how to best load a dishwasher to the wisest financial strategy to pursue.
Want it? 62% of CEOs have it.
What is it? It's the ability to communicate with impact.
A Professional Makeover For You
It's time to power up your image. Sometimes, it's the small things that make a difference.
New job? New boss? New team?
We're creatures of habit, not change. New situations can be tough.
Don't Get Distracted
What are you doing about your 2011 goals?
To be truly successful, you need the skills to champion your idea all the way to the top.
Optimize Team Performance
“My team can’t function without me!” I’ve heard that before. And, I don’t believe it.
December's vlog has a special holiday greeting for you with a bonus
Build Powerful Relationships
Successful executives rely on their relationships to get things done, to weather storms, and to champion their ideas.
Listen to Learn
Here is my secret to listening better. Hint: you don't need to remain silent.
EXECUTIVE OVERDOSE: 360 Leadership Assessments
Companies love to administer 360 (or multi-rater) leadership assessments. But can too many leadership assessments hinder rather than help?!