The Seven Signs That You Are On The Outs With Your Boss

There are many reasons why your relationship with your boss can become strained, and sometimes without even knowing that it has. For example, your boss may not be the best at communicating their expectations with you or, they may be too light-handed in providing you with needed direction or correction. As a result, you may, […]

3 Things That Only People Who Have Been Fired Will Understand

It happened to Malcolm Gladwell within two months of being hired for the first time. It happened to Billy Martin five times spanning many years. Oprah Winfrey was fired and told that she was “unfit for television news.” While you can check out the following Business Insider article to see just how “non–exclusive” the fraternity […]

Time Is On Your Side

Recently I presented a workshop in Montreal, Quebec. In the evening I traveled to Manhattan where I presented again. Although two different countries and cultures in two days, I noticed a common trap that I call “the endless loop trap” – meaning we never get caught up but, we never give up either. If you are someone, […]

The Three Essential Tips for Controlling Your Personal Brand

During a recent seminar, I gave everyone an assignment; write a short story regarding your personal brand and send it to me. I received the following e-mail from a woman who had attended the session: “ I never knew what my brand was to colleagues until a few years ago when the CFO gave a […]

How To Overcome Executive Hearing Loss

Last week I had the opportunity to speak in Shanghai and Singapore. I love traveling to these amazing locations and enjoy taking advantage of the long flights to catch up on my reading. One article that caught my attention was in the Harvard Business Review regarding the biggest mistakes made by executives. Besides being an […]

Why Coke’s Ad Soared and Pepsi’s Crashed: How Is Your Brand Doing?

With their respective television commercials, both Coke and Pepsi started out with the same goal: to refresh and redefine their respective brands. There is nothing wrong with wanting to re-energize one’s brand. In fact, one of the most frequent pieces of advice I give to my clients is to step up and stand out more […]

Does Your Leadership Style Pass The Taco Bell Open Table Test?

Recently, Taco Bell announced that it is working with Open Table to invite 32 people inside their Irvine, California test kitchen to sample the chain’s “most experimental fare.” It is a unique opportunity for the public to look behind the scenes to see how the brand has come up with some of its hottest new […]