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
How to Be a Hero (Hint: Incrementally) The January 23rd issue of the New Yorker included an article by Atul Gawande entitled “Tell Me Where it Hurts.” If you have time to read the entire article, I… Read More
Your Most Powerful Weapon… The violence around the world, and the divisiveness of America’s political discourse, have been (and are likely to continue to be) deeply upsetting. Despair—and its frequent shadow, apathy— have gone… Read More
A Goal for Imbeciles This past Tuesday I was listening to a review on NPR of a new exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum in New York City called “Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible.” It is… Read More
Inspiration is Like a Cup of Coffee… This past week I was lucky enough to speak at a conference in New Orleans. (I loooooove New Orleans.) The industry to which I was speaking has been in flux… Read More
The Blame Boomerang: How to Send Blame Back Where It Belongs I recently had the pleasure of watching Brene Brown’s hilarious video, “Hi, I’m Brene and I’m a Blamer,” on YouTube. With close to 840,000 views, it’s clear Brown has struck… Read More
Put On Your Listening Ears (Or, “Emails that Make Me Insane”) As those of you who are Judge Judy fans know (and if you’re not yet one, I recommend you become one post haste—she’s hilarious and clear), plaintiffs and defendants alike… Read More
“The Big Reveal”: How a Classic Piece of Movie Magic Can Help Your Presentation This past week, I had two clients working on very different presentations. One, a police investigator, had to speak to a roomful of public defenders about the uses (and potential… Read More
Exit Through an Open Door I took a train from NYC to Albany last week. When we stopped in Yonkers the conductor announced, “Please exit through an open door.” When I heard this, my first… Read More
Look for Angels Wearing Overalls — Welcome 2016 As those of you who’ve been with me for some time know, each year begins by picking a theme. What is the theme for 2016? Look for angels wearing overalls.… Read More