18 Sep 2014

Written Communication

  Your digital footprint is not just an extension of your offline persona, it is a highly visible aspect of your communication skills. Most leaders these days know that they have to pay special attention to what they post to Instagram, Facebook, or LinkedIn. They realize the importance of thinking before they text, and of […]

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08 Aug 2013

What’s Keeping You Up at Night?

Watch television any night of the week and you’ll be bombarded by ads for prescription sleep aids. We live in a stressful time. But much of the angst that I observe is, unfortunately, self-imposed. I meet executives all the time, for example, who want to run the company. But I have to remind them to […]

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19 Feb 2013

Top 5 Soft Skills Mistakes Leaders Make

People sometimes believe that image consulting is only about visual appearance but that’s not true. Your image encompasses your whole persona and includes how you dress, behave, and speak. Recently I have gotten lots of calls from corporations that have just promoted someone who is extremely talented – but who lacks the soft skills needed […]

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Leverage Lateral Promotions into a Quantum Career Leap!
11 Sep 2012

Leverage Lateral Promotions into a Quantum Career Leap!

Today’s leaders often view lateral promotions as a setback vs. an opportunity, and out of fear they pass them up – which can result in a real career setback. But I never saw promotions across the grid as an impediment to progress. Over my career I’ve taken plenty of lateral moves as an intentional strategy […]

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Communicate to Influence: Avoid 7 Major Talking Traps
10 Jul 2012

Communicate to Influence: Avoid 7 Major Talking Traps

Unprofessional communication can throw your fast track career into reverse faster than you can say “oops.” That’s why I like to warn my clients to beware of what I call the seven deadly sins of communication. 1) Loose Tongues Lose Credibility If you wouldn’t say it to their face don’t say it, period. When you […]

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13 Mar 2012

3 Secrets to Successfully Engaging in Difficult Conversations with Poor Performers

We all shy away from initiating workplace conversations that could easily escalate into conflict. You never know how the person will react to what they may perceive as unfair criticism or a threat to their career. They could blame you for their difficulties. Maybe they’ll become vocal and try to damage your reputation within the […]

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Confidently Clarify Executive Communication
27 Sep 2011

Confidently Clarify Executive Communication

Speaking with greater clarity and purpose is vital for any leader, whether they are talking to an employee, client, board room, or the news media. Those who lack this ability will appear weak, befuddled, and ineffective – and will fail to convey their ideas and leadership vision. But those who have a mastery of communication […]

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Atlanta Event: Is Your Body Language Sabotaging Your Professional Image?
29 Apr 2010

Atlanta Event: Is Your Body Language Sabotaging Your Professional Image?

Today the business arena is more challenging and competitive than ever, so it's critical that professionals know the art of communicating through body talk that conveys positive, powerful messages of professional presence.  We are all constantly stepping into the business spotlight as we strive to stand out from our competition and achieve greater success. But […]

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Is Your Body Language Sabotaging Your Professional Image?
21 Apr 2010

Is Your Body Language Sabotaging Your Professional Image?

Today the business arena is more challenging and competitive than ever, so it's critical that professionals know the art of communicating through body talk that conveys positive, powerful messages of professional presence.  We are all constantly stepping into the business spotlight as we strive to stand out from our competition and achieve greater success. But […]

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21 Dec 2009

Eye Lingo: The Unspoken Language of Trust

One of the main ways we communicate non-verbally is through our eye contact. It’s important to remember – whether we are in the midst of a business discussion or are meeting new acquaintances – that good eye contact is crucial. It’s one of those facets of your professional image that helps people connect with you. […]

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