Use Your Temper as a Tool This past week, the Director of an organization with which I am involved in a volunteer capacity sent me an email so riddled with condescension and contempt it took my… 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
Whether it’s Zoom or Live, YOU are the Show OK, you have your technology in-hand and your presentation honed. You’re done, right? Not so fast. As noted in How to Wow, people retain approximately 7% of what you say.… Read More
Pitch (Zoom!) Perfect Now that the initial scramble to organize a daily home office routine has become, well, routine, many of us are lifting up our heads from the minute-to-minute-problem-solving of the last… Read More
Do’s and Don’ts for Home Office Professionalism Do’s and Don’ts for Home Office Professionalism Now that the majority of us are working from home, I thought I’d send along a quick list of do’s and don’ts for… Read More
“That’s Not a Terrible Idea…” Don’t Let a Tepid Response Push Your Hot Button Recently, I was working with a client who—in response to a suggestion I made regarding how he might move forward—said, “That’s not a terrible idea.” While my internal reaction was… Read More
Patience, Young Grasshopper, 2020 is Only One Week Old I don’t know about the rest of you but I’ve spent the first days of 2020 feeling discombobulated/stressed/blue. I’m thinking this is partly due to the additional hoopla surrounding this… Read More
“The Problem, if You Love It, Is as Beautiful as the Sunset” Greetings Wow-of-the-Week-ers, As is the promise of the holiday season, I hope that all is marvelously well in your worlds. On the off chance that you have—or are concerned about—encountering… Read More
Victimhood is Powerful… But is it the Power You Want? This past week I was speaking with a client whose bad judgment call had – without question—created uproar in her firm. She called me not to confer about how to… Read More
You Are, Among all People, Most Richly Blessed Hello and welcome to the beginning of the holiday season! For some, this time of year is a Hallmark movie, complete with cozy sweaters, warm cider, crackling fires and the… Read More