THE 3 TYPES OF PEOPLE WHO REPORT TO YOU

Jul06
The first time I keynoted at a Leadership Conference for a global Fortune 50 Company, I learned a profound lesson. Here's the back story: I'd spent five weeks creating, editing and practicing my keynote. My presentation coach, a legend for those of us in National Speakers Association, had diligently worked with me to up level my mindset, content, and platform skills. I was ready! I was on! I had a blast! A week later the event planner,...
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THE CASUALTIES OF COMPLACENCY

May04
complacency It’s not a four-letter word, but maybe it should be. Here’s why…. If you’re a complacent person then you’re overly content and pleased with yourself. As a result, you’ve stopped paying attention to the things that matter. Blissfully unaware, you have come to ignore the real dangers in life, like your shortcomings, imperfections and flaws. Yeah, that. You are in a rut. You are the only who doesn’t notice this. E...
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You Don’t Have the Time ….You Make the Time!

Mar23
Parkinson’s Law is not really a Law at all. What it is, is the adage that "work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion”. You can thank Cyril Northcote Parkinson for that little ditty. In your life, Parkinson's Law plays out like this: Your manager forgot to give you an urgent request for a report. You now have two hours in which to complete it. You get it done in two hours. Phew! The following week that same m...
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THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU STEP OVER YOUR INTEGRITY

Feb06
Ellen promised she’d send her signed contract back to me the day she received it. Six days later, after a number of ‘delays’, it showed up in the mail. First, she forgot. Then her printer didn’t work, then she left It home. Finally, she failed to check the box for Saturday delivery so I didn’t receive her packet until Monday night. What should have been a 24 hour turnaround, resulted in a delay of six days. No big deal. Priscilla ...
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THE BEST WAY TO HANDLE ALTERNATE FACTS ON THE JOB

Feb02
“I can’t believe it! He lied to me!” This from Wendy, a long-term (and much respected) coaching client, heatedly calling me in the middle of the day. “Who lied to you?” “Angus. For six-months he’s looked me straight in the eye during our one-on-ones, and in my review, and he blatantly lied to me. I could be sick right now!” Here’s the backstory... Over the course of several months Wendy and I had rigorously positi...
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Savvy, Sexy, Smart? Not on LinkedIn!

May26
Recently my 18-year-old daughter poked her head in the door of my office to let me know that she was headed out to spend time with her girlfriends. Distractedly, I looked up to say goodbye. I almost gave myself whiplash from the double take when I saw her. In place of my little girl stood a sexy, provocative, gorgeous, tiny ‘object’ dressed in skin-tight Lycra, over-the-knee heeled boots and make-up of the Kardashian kind. Talk t...
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10 Characteristics of Confident Women

May05
Michelle walked into the meeting and all heads turned. The group felt her presence before they even saw her. Slight in stature, Michelle’s head was held high, her posture straight and her eye contact direct. She took in the room, smiled at her colleagues and headed for the power seat. Then she called the meeting to order. Michelle is a supremely confident woman. But that was not always the case. Just six months prior, her manager called m...
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Do You Need a Career Intervention?

Feb19
Are you bored, frustrated or just plain disappointed in your career? Do you stay where you are year after year simply because the prospect of finding a new position overwhelms you? Do you think to yourself, "At least I have a job"? As the architect of your own life, have you misplaced the blueprints? Are you hoping that someone will come along and rescue you from your current employment and defeatist attitude? Well, guess what?! That is NOT...
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Six Things We Lose When We Win

Nov27
On a good day, losing isn't fun. On a bad day losing can hurt, embarrass, anger, humiliate or shame us. Losing can fire up our fear, drum up our doubt, or kill our confidence. In fact, if we don’t feel some degree of ‘pinch’ when we lose, we probably didn’t want whatever it was badly enough and, therefore, we didn’t really lose, did we? Do you know why so many people utterly blow their lottery winnings? It's because they didn...
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