Want to Last as a Leader? A State of the Union Address Helps You Stay On Top

Want to Last as a Leader? A State of the Union Address Helps You Stay On Top

Far too often, when Professionals are promoted to their “dream jobs,” they experience something closer to a nightmare. In fact, research indicates that up to forty percent of executives fail within the first eighteen months of taking on a new role. While there can be any number of reasons why a particular leader falls prey…

Do Women-Only Business Events Really Work for Women?

Do Women-Only Business Events Really Work for Women?

Have women-only conferences and workshops failed in their goal to advance the careers of the women who attend by leaving the guys out? Given the snail’s pace progress of women on gender pay equity and advancement to senior levels, it’s a provocative question being raised by more and more people, and one that I wrestled…

It Pays to be Specific

Be specific – two little words that have the power to change your behavior and the behavior of others. Yet, business professionals are rarely specific when giving feedback to their employees, colleagues or bosses. Why is that? Well, the obvious reason is that most people fear hurting others’ feelings. As a result, they give general,…

#stupidcareermoves

“The stupidity of brilliant people never ceases to amaze me.”  – Jeno Paulucci Read these doozies… March 23rd, 2016 My company has a catering firm that we order lunch from during the week. Last year an employee of mine called in sick with the flu and said he was too ill to make it in…

Now What? Here’s How Smart Women Succeed Despite Gender Barriers

T’is our season of discontent, women! Earlier this month what many of us already knew from experience was hugely confirmed by the Lean In and McKinsey & Company, “Women in the Workplace 2015” study. New statistics were presented showing a continued pattern of unequal pay and limited access to higher opportunities afforded to men. Adding…

You Can Go On!

According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket than doing the eulogy. –Jerry Seinfeld In the recent New Yorker Article, I Can’t Go On!, Joan Acocella exposes the…

Public Speaking Is The #1 Fear In America. It Shouldn’t Be Yours

Public speaking can seem like a daunting task, and more often than not business professionals underprepare and under deliver when it comes to making an impact on their audience. The truth is that 80% of the time, when you just “wing it,” you are not as persuasive, convincing or dynamic as you would have been…