Embrace the Hate: An Argument for Using Rage as Fuel This past week I was listening (as is often the case) to NPR where I heard Terry Gross interviewing John Kander, who, with the late Fred Ebb, wrote the songs… Read More
Got Response? No? One Easy Way to Get the Response You Want These past few weeks I’ve been working with a client on his fundraising. One consistent change I have been making has been to the last line of his request letter.… Read More
If You Can’t Fix It, Feature It The first time I heard this phrase was at a cocktail party. Someone said, “Group picture– look this way!” The gentleman next to me said, “I do not like having… Read More
Position Yourself for Promotion It’s February – how’s 2017 going for you? If your world has been anything like mine, January was a bit of a blur. In the interest, then, of getting the… Read More
Are You Working with an Emotional Hoarder? How to Tell and (More Importantly) What to Do About It As I understand it, the television show “Hoarders” has a rabid following. I haven’t watched it (I vacuum out my toaster oven…that’s a different kind of show…) but previews give… Read More
You Can’t Grade Your Own Homework: How to Get Organized for 2016 With the new year around the corner it’s a good time to get organized. For many of us, however, thinking of this kind involves an interior monologue along the lines… Read More
Beware Boardroom Bullying As many of you are doubtlessly aware, bullying isn’t something that happens only in our classrooms: bullying occurs in our boardrooms with surprising frequency. The tricky bit about it happening… Read More
Party of One: Making the Most of Your One-on-One Meeting This past week, I received an email inquiring, “What are some best practices for presenting to an audience of one? How do you communicate to the person in front of… Read More
Throw Your Boss Some Love It’s the first week after Labor Day and while some people are experiencing that “back to school” rush, many are filled with low-grade horror that summer is in their rear… Read More
What’s Your “White Suit”?: (Fame? A ‘Dream Job’? Romance?) Words of Wisdom from James Salter James Salter, a lapidarian writer; an inspired writer; an inspiring writer died on June 19th. The author of too few novels, he is most famous for not being famous. In… Read More