Shame on Shame Is there any feeling more corrosive than shame? Rage, jealousy, and fear… they  come and go, but – in my experience – once they’re gone it’s hard to recall what… Read More
No Need to Step on the Brake—Just Take Your Foot Off the Gas Last summer I was driving with my super cool nephew (that is he, pictured above, flying an F/A—18F Super Hornet) when he remarked, “Why are people so quick to step… Read More
Present Your Best VIRTUAL Self – Starting Now These days we are all in the midst of a lot more online meetings and presentations. How can you present your best (virtual) self in these situations? One way is… Read More
Clarifying is Critical: How Clarifying Questions Can Alleviate Stress and Offer Control This past Wednesday I had the pleasure and privilege of speaking to students at my Alma Mater. (See photo above) Among the many topics we covered was the importance of… Read More
You are Presenting (or Interviewing or Dating) from 3 Blocks Away This past Tuesday I had the opportunity to meet with a number of young fashion designers to discuss the launch of their brands. One of the things we talked about… Read More
The Formula for Effective Feedback How many of you have suffered when giving others feedback—either because you worry about how it will land or because you have tried in the past to mixed results? You… Read More
Forget Their Shoes—Put Yourself in Someone Else’s Chair Last week, I received another great email via the “Ask a Question” button on my site. My correspondent had been moved to a new position—after being promised a promotion in… Read More
Would You Like to Expand Your Empire? (Without Leaving Your Desk?) Dear Wow Readers—and Leaders, I’m excited because today’s Wow is an invitation! From November 6th -17th, my friend Emi Kirschner, author of Get Results: Learn the Fast Track to Success… Read More
Don’t Discount the Message Because You Don’t Like the Messenger A few weeks ago a client and I were discussing strategies for growing her business. One idea in particular seemed like a terrific fit but it had been offered by… Read More
How Can You Get Investors to Do More than Nibble—How Can You Get them to Bite? As you can see, my husband is an avid fisherman. As a vegetarian, I’m more focused on having him throw back what he catches, but I do understand the thrill… Read More