Tag Archives | Professionalism

Spend Your Time Wisely

I often think about how I should spend my time in order to be more productive and to carve out the time I need for my family, work, personal obligations, fitness and joy. There is of course the time that I think about why I’m spending time thinking about my time. That might seem kind […]

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Negotiate To Win

There’s a lot of concern around the idea of hard-core negotiation. Certainly if you’re trying to entice your teenager to clean their room then probably this wouldn’t be the best tactic. But perhaps you’re considering asking for a raise or an enter-point salary. This certainly heightens the priority of winning. Doesn’t it? Many people shy […]

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Be a Good Listener

Effective communication and active listening are two mandatory skills for developing and maintaining positive relationships. While communicating verbally and in writing (through conversation and presentations) seem to be where we spend most of our time honing our skills, we can’t neglect the power of active listening. To be clear, active listening is not thinking about […]

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Leave Your Network Wanting More

It’s an unfortunate fact that we remember negative events more than positive ones. There is also evidence from psychological research suggesting the existence of a broader human tendency to see ourselves through rose-colored glasses. Most of us think that we are better than we actually are—not just physically, but in every way. Yikes. While there […]

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Passion: You Can’t Fake It

What makes a coach stand out from a dime a dozen? A lot of things. They can be experts in their field, bring tons of experience, be well connected and have great credentials. While these do make a positive impression and certainly have merit, imagine working with a coach who gets up in the morning […]

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3 Ways to Get Others to Listen to Your Opinion

Many of my clients struggle with finding their voice. In other words, they speak up but, more often than not, feel their opinions have been dismissed. Having your voice heard is much more than a declaration. If you want to have a voice and have some serious skin in the game, then you need to […]

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