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When it feels like they are coming for you…

Are you facing a challenging time at work? If a toxic boss or culture is closing in on you, there is hope; however, it is up to you to seek it. Hope comes in the form of opportunity. According to applied positive psychology, hope fuels goal setting. So it’s important to have a vision for your life and work–a reason to look forward.When times get tough, refocus on…

If your gut says so, trust it.

Second guess yourself often? Ladies, I’m talking to you, especially my sisters–the high performing ones who are mid-to-late career yet still stuck in the middle of the leadership pipeline. You know, it isn’t that we don’t arrive at a decision as quickly as men do. It is that men tend to trust their first mind and then act on that decision. We tend to question our first notion.…

How your words can limit  you

    There’s some wisdom in the saying: “Your words have power.” But did you know there is actual research to back that? However, the findings begins with our brains. According to neuroscience, repetitive thoughts or actions cause the hippocampus to grow larger. This is key to learning. So by the time those thoughts manifest into words, you can bet that your brain is already trained to think…

Build a relationship and their criticism will soften

We had a saying in corporate communications when it came to reputation management… sometimes you have to simply aim for fair and balanced because there may not be any winning. It’s especially true for your critics. But what if you could change that? Considering your interpersonal relationships: Have you learned that someone who actually has some meaningful impact on your career had something negative to say about you?…

Leave, then watch the learning that happens.

Proximity can be an aspiration killer. When I was running my agency, I recall putting a policy in place for interns that they could not immediately be hired on to my staff until they joined another agency. Then they could boomerang if they’d like, but only after experiencing another work environment. They didn’t understand it. In fact, one of my intern’s parents called and tried to talk me…no,…

Workplace trauma lurking in your subconscious?

Did you know that forgiveness is a powerful tool in leadership arsenal? You discuss the merits on Sundays and sometimes even Wednesday night, but why haven’t you allowed it into your workplace? I speak with clients everyday who are taking on new roles, but expressing angst about moving forward based on something that happened to them in the past. So we work on what it takes to truly…

Lose the nod. Gain authority.

How do you know if someone you are speaking to is listening? I use to media train senior executive and C-Suite leaders to prepare them to go on national news and morning shows. One thing that I noticed my women leaders did that my male leaders did not was nod their heads excessively throughout the interview. For television appearances, it was crucial that we addressed this and broke…

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