Can You Be Cute and Perky And Still Have Executive Presence?

Recently we took a poll asking people to vote on who has more executive presence, Katie Couric or Diane Sawyer. Diane Sawyer won hands down with a whopping 97 percent of the vote. How could this be? Both women have been at the top of the broadcast industry, even being the first at their respective…

Raising Your Executive Presence in Conflict Situations

As much as many of us would like to run for the hills when faced with conflict, it’s part and parcel of our daily business world. Indeed, how you handle difficult situations could even determine your suitability for more senior positions especially with management responsibilities. Here are the top eight behaviors of people that possess…

Should Women Say “We” Not “I” When Promoting Themselves?

In a word, no! After two decades of coaching professionals at every rung of the corporate ladder, I want to set the record straight when it comes to females and self-promotion. First, it’s essential. Second, women need to think twice about following the advice in Sheryl Sandberg’s latest book suggesting they should stick to saying…

New College Graduates—What Employers Are REALLY Looking For

What’s the one thing that many college graduates fail to consider when preparing for a job interview? Overcoming stereotypes! Everyone to a certain extent faces unspoken biases during an interview—or what I often refer to as a second conversation or subtext during an interview that is not voiced by the interviewer. For millennial job candidates,…