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Self-Promote without Bragging

Self-Promote without Bragging

Maybe you’re great at promoting and giving accolades to others, especially family and friends that you’re close to, but how about promoting the person you’re closest to – YOU! If you’re like many professionals, you may resist self-promotion for a fear of sounding excessive and off-putting, as if you’re bragging. Find out in this video how to #selfpromote and communicate your value without sounding too braggy!

Gen Z Surprises Us with In-Person Preferences

Gen Z Surprises Us with In-Person Preferences

Gen Z surprises us with their in-person preference! I was shocked to learn that the majority of Gen Z prefer in-person contact. However, there’s a massive disconnect in the workforce between this and what managers experience. Can you guess what it is?Find out in this video where leaders and companies are struggling, and how to resolve it.

Creating More Time to Amplify Your Thinking

Creating More Time to Amplify Your Thinking

It’s not simply about delegating. Visionary thinking is a leadership must – yet, I hear from too many leaders that they’re consistently pulled into the day-to-day, leaving little time for this level of thinking. Based upon a coaching session with a CEO, I share what we discovered to be the true barrier in creating the space needed for high-level visioning. Could the same be holding you back?

Three Barriers to Effective Communication

Three Barriers to Effective Communication

Now more than ever, effective communication is the cornerstone to determine individual, team, and overall organizational performance. To be an effective communicator means that you’re able to influence others to make a decision and move in the direction you choose. Discover the three barriers we see most often amongst executives as they attempt to be effective communicators.

Speak Anywhere to Anyone

Speak Anywhere to Anyone

Whether it’s to one person or a crowd of thousands, most people have a fear of presenting to others (aka, public speaking). Yet, it’s something we’re required to do at some point, if not on a semi-regular basis. What’s the secret to overcoming this fear? Discover the one, simple strategy you can incorporate before the next time you step out to deliver your presentation.

Avoid This Communication Mistake

Avoid This Communication Mistake

Stop making this mistake in your communication! Ever have a peer talk over you during a meeting? Or a direct report miss a deadline? Or possibly a senior leader is suddenly short and rude to you? In situations such as these, even the most well-intentioned leaders will make this common mistake. Find out what to avoid and then how to properly approach the communication, so everyone wins!

Focus Upskilling on This One Area

Focus Upskilling on This One Area

Where you should upskill. I was curious to see what the session topics were at the conference I spoke at earlier this week. Can you guess what category they fell into? Well, watch this video to find out, but more importantly, to know where to focus your upskilling to accelerate your career!

How Can a Mentor Accelerate Women in Leadership?

How Can a Mentor Accelerate Women in Leadership?

Mentors can turn into more! A common mistake we see is that women are over-mentored and under-sponsored. But after spending time at the Sundance Resort in Utah with my mentor, Bo Eason, I was reminded of a key element in the mentoring relationship. Find out why a mentor could truly accelerate women in leadership!

The Strength Behind Invisibility

The Strength Behind Invisibility

The best may be invisible. Two of the most well-known leaders, the two that many would’ve assumed were considered the best in the organization, were not the ones cited when I asked my peers to name their favorite. In fact, they named a leader that rarely spoke up in meetings and I never spoke to one-on-one. In this story, I challenge you to find the strength behind invisibility – the employees that may be the hidden gem and will become your secret weapon in leadership.

You May Be Quiet Firing Without Realizing It

You May Be Quiet Firing Without Realizing It

I was bullied by my boss! He used this tactic as his way of attempting to quietly fire me. Let’s just say, it didn’t end up in his favor! While my manager’s actions were intentional and horrific, what I find most alarming is that #quietfiring can actually occur amongst managers who CARE DEEPLY about their employees. Listen here as I share more about this current and urgent issue, so that you don’t get caught up in this detrimental trap!

The Trifecta of Elite Leaders

The Trifecta of Elite Leaders

The trifecta of elite leaders. It all began with Ethan, my son, in sixth grade after attending a laser tag birthday party. It was the opportunity I had to share with him what will set him apart now and in the future. And it’s the same thing will separate YOU as a leader! Discover the trifecta of elite leaders!

Which Teams Perform Best

Which Teams Perform Best

The dreaded team meeting! Every team has a team meeting, right? No matter the cadence, most teams have a regular meeting for a variety of objectives. But I’m curious…how effective are your meetings and your team? Here I share best practices to amp up your team and those meetings!

Always-On GPS

Always-On GPS

GPS even if you know where you’re going. For over 20 years, I’ve driven from my home to my parent’s home, the home I grew up in as a child, yet I always check my GPS. Why? The same reason we recommend you check your GPS for your everyday communication!

Check Those Emotions

Check Those Emotions

Following a client meeting, my manager shared feedback on my presentation. It’s not what I was expecting to hear. What happens when you’re in these situations, receiving information that you don’t really want to hear? How do you save face while fuming inside? Discover the importance of checking your emotions!

Maximize Your Leadership Time in the Office

Maximize Your Leadership Time in the Office

You better max that time in the office! My husband, Matt, commutes nearly 60 miles to the office – ONE WAY! So you better believe if he’s going to spend time on the road driving nearly 120 miles for one day in the office, he’s going to maximize his time. And you, as a leader, better do the same. Here are four specific actions to take that will benefit you and your team to capitalize on the time in the office.

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