4 Tactics To Turn Around Employee Negativity

Be open to hearing what your employees have to say, even when how they are saying it is not easy to hear. Be prepared to demonstrate to your employees your openness to working with them to find solutions. Here are four tactics to address…

Don’t Be Boring!

While we can’t expect our business lives (or any other aspect of our human experience, for that matter) to be boredom-free, we can be more engaging and engaged. 

Changing Lanes To a New Career In Life

Career changes are not easy, otherwise everyone would be an entrepreneur. Sometimes in life we realize that we are stuck or stagnant and are not living our passion or achieving our desires. If you have a clear sense what you…

Sink or Swim

There’s no better teacher or motivator than being immersed in a situation where you need to quickly adapt. We’ve all heard the phrase as it relates to being thrown into the proverbial “deep end” in any number of scenarios…

Who are Your Influencers?

Your influencers affect your success. Stop and recognize who or what they are, and understand the role they play in your life. Looking at things differently and taking small steps each day is how to best make changes that take hold. At the…

3 Steps to Confidence Winning Confidence

If every one of your clients understood these three things about you – you would win their confidence and business every time. Lot’s of columnists write about confidence – how to get it, how to know if you have it, how to keep it…

Communications Lessons from the Broadcasters

Speaking with punctuation and getting your audience to care has three key considerations.   There’s a fascinating article that was written by Andrew Jacobs years ago for the New York Times entitled, “Novice Newscasters Get Voice Therapy.”…

4 Questions For Perspective and Balance

Many surveys report the constant access to technology and the pressure to respond to and monitor it can be stressful. If you've gotten into the habit of prioritizing work over health or family, it's easy to remain in this mode. Balance…

4 Steps to Manage a Difficult Encounter

How to diffuse a difficult encounter in situations involving difficult people At some point, everyone will run into a difficult encounter with difficult people. However, by using several key techniques, you can help understand…

Common Courtesy is Not Always Common

6 Ways to Demonstrate Kindness in Business On LinkedIn a few weeks ago, the post by a recent graduate stood out. She was lamenting that despite being contacted by numerous headhunters and managers regarding openings, she had…

The Best Salesperson I Ever Met

What differentiates a good salesperson from a great one? Six Traits! Last week, I got a call from a recruiter looking for a sales representative for a cloud company.  I get those kinds of calls all the time, but this was…

The Art of the Work-Life Balancing Act

Finding perspective and balance for your 24/7 and 4 questions. Wake up. Go to work. Rush out. Head to class. Go home. Do homework. Sleep. Repeat. This is what my schedule looked like for three years while I was completing

The Body Speaks Before the Mouth Opens

The fact is, how you present yourself visually will affect your audience and their ability to really “hear” you. So, go ahead and take a look in that mirror...and SEE what you’re saying when you’re VERBALLY not saying anything at all. 

10 Steps Toward Choosing Mental Resilience

Resilience can help you bounce back from misfortune or unexpected change People can—and should—learn to be resilient. It allows them to gain perspective on experiences that might otherwise be seen as soul sucking—and in the

Confidence is Key to Getting Hired

Getting hired requires confidence that often trumps skills when it comes to the intangible connection between interviewer and interviewee. The key to getting hired is not always about possessing ‘required’ skills. More importantly  

Climbing the Mountains of Your Life for 2019

Strive to make this year your most challenging ever. “It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” Sir Edmund Hillary, the first man to summit Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain On September 11th, 2001, I lost a lot of…

When Bad Writing Happens to Good People

Taking the time to think about how we communicate, especially in the age of social media, and making sure that our message gets across cleanly and effectively is something we should pay more attention to…from the kindergarten classroom to…

5 Ways to Give a Great Speech

A great speech requires connection and a takeaway to be remembered. Let’s face it. For some, public speaking comes natural and for others it is their Achilles Heel. I’m probably somewhere in the middle, which is why I am

Channel Your Inner JFK

President Kennedy’s call-to-action speeches inspired, persuaded, and provoked change. Most successful politicians find themselves in the position they are in due to their ability to masterfully deliver a message and persuade

Business Stress? Smile That Cosmic Smile

When a business or work situation is frustrating, smiling can actually make you feel better. Professional challenges can be frustrating, even excruciating. From searching for a job and negotiating compensation to

Fake It Until You Become It

Finding business confidence means pushing forward and conquering doubt. We all understand the idea behind “fake it until you make it.“ The idea is that sometimes you have to act as if you are confident and believe in

Success Can Be Risky Business

Risky business may not be suited for all but many of the strides I've made in business and in life were due to risk. Yes success is risky business, I've known this forever. Call it risky, call it courage or naivete', it's

Work Travel + Life = Chaos?

Some ways to address Balancing Life and Work Travel Traveling has always been my passion, traveling for work seemed like the natural flow for me, I have been doing it for 10 years in different levels of intensity.

The More You Learn, the More You Earn

Ways to improve your business development that doesn’t require tuition. What does a successful business look like? Some might say financial profit, while others may say the establishment of effective brand familiarity.

Who’s the CEO of your home?

The transition from banking executive to home executive When I left my corporate job 6 years ago and began the full time task of running my home, which included managing my 4 kids, dogs, cats, and everything that

Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone

Learning to respond to “On the Fly” out of your comfort zone challenges your career growth If handled successfully stepping out of your comfort zone can instill confidence within yourself and your employer. Here's part

4 Tips to Achieve Positive Habits

Here's how to create and sustain positive habits... By: Liz Garcia Editor's note: This is the second installment of an eight part series entitled, “Self-Awareness for the Emerging Entrepreneur”. Part

Squirrely Communicators – The Sequel

3 core communications insights which can inhibit success I wrote an article several years ago about dealing with squirrelly communicators. At that time, it was mainly focused on the slippery shenanigans of dodgy emailers, instant…

The “C” in COURAGE is for Commitment

As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage month, all those who have taken a stand to courageously step out of their own comfort zone Wicked winds greeted me as I stepped off the boardwalk onto the sandy beach near my home. It was…

Are You Selfish? The 9 Signs

Being occasionally selfish may be a good thing, such as when it involves gains in health, time, relationships and more. Although many people consider selfishness a negative trait, they may want to take a more nuanced look at it.…

14 Productivity Pieces for 2014

Some call it self improvement, some call it productivity, it's about happiness, your business and getting on track for 2014 1. Productivity: 3 Tools to Manage Tasks There are a wealth of productivity tools

The Anatomy of Selfishness

Personal growth- Selfishness what does it mean? Although many people consider selfishness a negative trait, they may want to take a more nuanced look at it. In some instances, selfishness can be for the betterment of others.…

Are You Lost In Transition? Three Stages

Understanding where you are in the transition process and knowing the three stages can successfully help you navigate through it We're marked by transitions, from the innocuous to ground-shaking game changers. Although some are…

Happiness, Will You Know It When You See It?

A key to success is recognizing happiness and defining what it means for you. EDITOR'S NOTE: This is part three of a three-part series about the impact of fear and happiness on your ability to achieve success. Read part one here…

How to Turn Fear to Your Advantage

Consider these five steps in the process of using fear to fuel your actions. EDITOR'S NOTE: This is part two of a three-part series about the impact of fear and happiness on your ability to achieve success. Read part one…

What You See Isn’t Always All There Is

Look deeper to understand how your brain makes decisions Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman wrote a best-seller not that long ago titled "Thinking, Fast and Slow", in which he referenced the acronym WYSIATI (what you see is all

Do You Maintain Composure in Business?

Good crisis management involves tapping into your emotional intelligence In a recent Chicago Tribune article, “Lessons from KitchenAid: Even the worst social media mistakes are preventable,” Scott Kleinberg presented an

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