Don’t Give It Away

You go into a meeting where you will be pitching your company’s services and/or products. At some point, the client turns into a charity case when their expectation is that you will do some of the work for free as “goodwill” to earn their business. Been there? And did you comply? You shouldn’t. Even though […]

Leadership Is Not Overcommitting!

Raise your hand if you have ever said one or more of the following: I’d like to spend time leading my team, but I’ve got to focus on…. Recruiting Renewing my existing clients Retaining my high performers Branding activity My P+L Business forecasting HR issues Compliance issues Daily fire drills Operational issues only I can […]

Five Body Language Tips for Effective Presentations

You are sitting in a presentation and the speaker doesn’t move…for an hour! Are you engaged in the content? Conversely, your presenter is on the move constantly and it is like watching a tennis match…back and forth, back and forth. Does that get your attention or is it distracting? Up to 90 percent of communication […]

Leading is Living the Experience

I’ve just completed a program with the leader of an organization whose humility and confidence was profound. She participated in the program on Business Development with her direct reports. In a very demonstrative case of “leading by example,” she was willing to be coached and learn right along with them. It made a difference. Here’s […]

The Big Impact of Small Talk

“How are you doing?” “How’s the weather where you are?” “What’s new?” “What’s your sign?” We all use small talk a lot to start of conversations. But too many times in business meetings, we use opening questions like those above (Ok…probably not the last one!), the answers to which do nothing to move your relationship […]

What the World Needs Now…Is Listening

I’m truly compelled now, with our nation’s recent events, to emphatically recommend to all my clients, readers and friends, to listen more to people than you ever have. Listening affirms someone. It says I care about understanding your issue, challenge, dream or worry, BEFORE I share mine with you. Listening honors someone. Once they feel […]