It seems like everyone these days is trying their hardest to get noticed. Whether it’s on YouTube, Vine, Facebook, or even the old fashioned way like dress, accessories, and hair style, people want to be seen. Unfortunately, oftentimes it’s not done in the most flattering way. You can do better. One of the most important […]Read more "5 Ways to Get Noticed on LinkedIn (Part 1)"
As we enter the NFL playoffs, we see twelve teams that have earned their way to a post-season berth. Through 17 weeks of extreme effort, many factors go into the fate of a team as they approach the playoffs: talent, conditioning, injuries, and a bunch of other things. But one thing is for sure; good […]Read more "Coaching Makes the Difference"
In today’s fiber optic-fueled world, we barely find the time to do what needs to be done, let alone what we want to get done. We’re just too busy with work, family, friends, pets, etc. The boss wants this, the spouse needs that, and the pets need watering and the plants need to go…no wait…the […]Read more "Get More Done by Doing Less"
I’ll admit it. Networking events are not as much fun for me as they are for some of my colleagues. If you, too, find networking a bit unnerving or just too awkward, then read on. If you’re the type that loves to network, read on also, to give the rest of us a better chance […]Read more "Hate Networking? Me too."
Communication is the key to building relationships and trust. Without it you have nothing. Realize that the first step in getting anyone to do anything is to communicate. Whether that is done vocally, or by written word, or by demonstration, the bottom line is, you must get your message across. The second step in getting […]Read more "Have You Hugged Your Reports Today?"
Welcome the season of removal and renewal. As you’re cleaning out your closets, clearing brush, working in the garden, take time to ramp up your professional skills. There’s no better time (especially if you’ve let your New Year’s resolutions slip away) to remake your commitment to continuous improvement. Start with the easy stuff. Read those books that are collecting […]Read more "Spring has Sprung – Time to Recharge"
In continuing our theme of providing feedback, let’s take a look at some basic principles of how to do it more effectively. It’s pretty easy to get up the courage to dole out some developmental feedback when someone screws up, and many folks feel good about delivering positive feedback when they catch someone doing something […]Read more "Feedback: How It’s Done"