Category Archives: Communication

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, […]

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 […]

The Show Must Go On: What You Can Learn From Adele About Facing Your Mistakes

  Have you ever made a mistake? Of course, you have, we all have. The real question is “how did you deal with it?” During Sunday night’s Grammy Awards, music superstar Adele provided a lesson we can all take to heart. For those who didn’t have the opportunity to tune into the show, let me […]

3 Tips On How To Go Against The Grain Without Rubbing People The Wrong Way

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one  persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress  depends on the unreasonable man. – George Bernard Shaw I have always loved Shaw’s quote for its paradoxical undertone. Based on a general consensus, a willingness to adapt to the world suggests that a reasonable […]

Four Simple Things You Can Do To Get People To Like You

“You like me, you really like me.” – Sally Field, 1984 Oscar Speech Quickly, and before you even think about it, what was your first reaction after you read the above quote? If you are like most people who at the time witnessed Sally Field’s acceptance speech live on television, your reaction may have ranged […]