How Women Can Learn To Love Office Politics

Over the years, there have been countless articles and studies on how women can overcome their distaste for office politics to ascend to the pinnacle of career success. Just the terminology “corporate politics” brings immediate disdain and anxiety. While the coaching tips and recommendations, for the most part, make sense, the one persistent obstacle to […]

4 Critical Questions To Ask To Overcome Your Reputation Blind Spot

At a recent seminar in Arizona with 25 top female executives, I asked the question: What is your reputation with others? More succinctly, how do they see YOU? Despite being a simple enough question, many did not have an answer. Not having an answer is in no way a reflection of any shortcoming on the […]

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 […]