Don’t discard your superpower! Our strength most often has a shadow side. Perhaps we are a skilled leader, and yet, when operating from our shadow, we may be labeled bossy. Too often I’ve seen talented employees try to change
Read Virtual Communication Part 1: Wins vs. Losses Here The low growl. The vocal fry. The deeper, “Hey, I’m calm, professional, and not overly perky” voice of the virtual communication world is often less than helpful. The non-energetic monotone or
It’s super easy to notice what doesn’t work. In other mediums, like a concert or play, we notice when the lighting is bad and may even share a complaint under our breath to our fellow concert goer or on social
“I’m leaving” and then the confessions flow. Several times I’ve transitioned from one company to another company, and I’ve learned more about true feelings in these moments than I had during my entire tenure. People, all of the sudden, became
We need to get more people talking. Think about all the times you have been in a meeting and you ask a question, only to have absolutely no one respond. They are sitting there looking at you with blank stares.
Most of us get that soft skills, including communication, listening and empathy, are key to our success in life and work. So why do we still need so many studies proving their importance? Because – perhaps – the unpredictability, the
‘Tis the season of challenging communication. We’re tired and running from party to party, planning for the new year, and then we add family and intense business discussions as we strategize for better outcomes… A quick reminder: Communicate with kindness.
When your words have greater impact than you expect or intend. There’s Alex and there’s me. I see us as colleagues in a small office. When I share info, ask a question, brainstorm, problem solve – communicate in any way
Stop defending past behavior or you’ll miss the growth opportunity. Instead, use your energy to move forward. Time and time again, we work with a client who is sent to us, or seeks us out, because of feedback they have
Pillar of Presence 4: Present, Receive Others Seeing You Humbly receive the seeing. Openly receive the attention and the connection to others that allows you to be present and have presence. This is one of the hardest steps. It is a move deeper