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11 Oct The Other “F” Word

Sooner or later, like death and taxes, failure (the other “F” word), is inevitable. However, if you embrace it – not run from it – amazing outcomes can result. When traveling across the country and delivering keynotes about networking strategies and creating authentic connections with other people, I almost always include in my topics the power of failure. I believe failure can...

30 Aug Remain Relevant – Refine Your Strategy

Leadership expert Peter Drucker once said the only companies that succeed are those that not only welcome change, but also lead it. Since changing times often define how businesses work, organizations are adapting their strategies to address evolving competitive challenges. To stay ahead, some leaders are launching new products or services, taking on challenging acquisitions, implementing extra innovation or restructuring business...

18 Jul “Pause Before You Pass” & Maximize Networking

Let’s get right to it.  At the end of the day, the main reason most of us connect and network is to be “in the know” when opportunities arise.  While it may be common sense that the more you network, the more potential you’ll have, why do some professionals continue to miss hidden opportunities to create mutually beneficial relationships? Pause Before...

27 Jun Does Your Team Have “Cognitive Diversity”? 6 Tips

Team success requires many elements including cognitive diversity, differences in the way people think, which can help you build a group of high performance professionals.  For example, left-brain thinkers approach problems logically or analytically while right-brainers are typically creative and intuitive. If a balance of both left and right-brained employees can help a company drive success, what tips can help...

14 Jun Workplace Poker: Are You Playing or Just Getting Played?

Sometimes navigating your career is similar to playing a game of poker where each player has different goals, cheaters can win, rules are unclear and change is constant. To win at the game and advance your career, consider cultivating a deep understanding of your co-workers, commit to treating others with respect, accept your flaws, and approach each challenge with energy...

06 Jun Get Results (without losing your soul)

Confidence often comes from knowing your leadership strengths and understanding how they enable you to make a positive contribution in your workplace.  Smart leaders know that leadership isn’t a zero-sum game; people don’t need to sacrifice happiness to succeed or give up good relationships to be productive.  While all managers want results, losing your soul to get those results doesn't...

02 May 1440 Minutes Each Day – How Will You Use Yours?

Successful people are different – among other things, they do a better job of managing their time. When most consider the best possible outcome for time management – it’s getting more stuff done with less stress.  Time is a precious resource so how can you use yours as an asset? One of the most important things you can do is shift...

26 Apr Networking and the Power of Questions

I'm in the business of coaching professionals how to connect and network efficiently as well as effectively.  In a world where opportunity is everywhere, it often boils down to knowing the right way to expand your network and recognizing how to seize possibilities missed by most.  If networking isn't something you have a lot of time for, how can you...

18 Apr 3 Ways to Overcome Procrastination

Successful people tend to exhibit different habits – among other things, they do a great job of avoiding procrastination.  Adopting the behaviors of your ideal self can anchor your values and help you make a firmer commitment to them.  To complete objectives you’ve set for yourself and avoid procrastination, what steps can you take? 3 Ways To Overcome Procrastination Just Do It Overcoming...