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
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
“Don’t Weaponize My Shame” This week I was speaking with a client who was feeling like a failure. “Am I ever going to get this?” she asked me. “Maybe I don’t have what it… 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
What do Porn and Bad Pitch/Cover Letters Have in Common? More than You Think The nature of my business is such that I have multiple email inboxes. The consequence of that is that one is always, inevitably, in the midst of a spam porn… Read More
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
Pruning—It’s Not Just for Plants! How and Why to Prune People According to my gardening chums, when you see the first haze of yellow on your forsythia it’s time to prune. With this in mind, I spent a good portion of… Read More
“I Smell What You’re Stepping In” The other day I was yapping away to my husband, Keith, and he let me know he was listening—and empathizing— by saying, “I smell what you’re stepping in.” It made… 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
Temper, Temper: What to Do When Your Boss Is a Hothead This past week I received an email from someone who had just begun a new job—and discovered on day two that her boss had a temper. (Apparently another staff member… Read More