We are more similar than dissimilar

The Similarities In Our Differences

Recently, a German publication Coaching-Magazin honored me by featuring my work in the states and how it applies to the German audience. As I perused the article, it occurred to me that the reason an American coach can be highlighted in a German publication is because, despite our differences, we are more similar than dissimilar. … Read more

Why Is A Positive Attitude Important?

Why Is A Positive Attitude Important?

For all the talk about positivity, you may wonder on a bad day, “Why is a positive attitude important?” Maintaining a good attitude when life isn’t going your way doesn’t come naturally – so why bother? I’ll share more, but the main reason is this: your positive attitude positively affects YOU. It’s human nature to … Read more

Learn How to Network Effectively and See Your Network Grow

Learn How to Network Effectively: 7 Rules for Building Professional Relationships

Networking rarely makes its way onto a to-do list. You don’t reap immediate, tangible rewards when interacting with people so it’s easy to delay the hard work of connecting with people in your company and industry. The discomfort of meeting strangers may not seem worth the effort it takes to learn how to network effectively. … Read more

Five Colleagues Bump Fists While Working

Physical Contact at Work: A Powerful Tool for More Effective Communication

Physical contact at work is a communication tool few people take advantage of. It can help you bond and connect with people way beyond the “dispensing data” form of communication. After all, who doesn’t appreciate the positive recognition of a “pat on the back,” literally or figuratively? And, yes, you can touch strangers as well … Read more

Woman Surrounded by Bullying Coworkers

Dealing with Bully Coworkers: 14 Ways to Spot a Business Bully

If you aren’t dealing with bully coworkers currently, you probably will be very soon. Four out of five of us will experience one or more coworkers who bully or backstab (or at least attempt it). In all walks of life, there are people who pull time away in political maneuvering, grabbing resources, and creating distractions. … Read more

CEO Coach

4-Step Secret to Success from Top CEOs

In my executive coaching of 30+ years I’ve worked with over a thousand chief executives from eighteen different countries and in every industry. Once a week someone asks my take on the secret to success in business. I can answer with four points: 1. Smile Smile because you have to look and act confident. An … Read more

Life choice road signs

How to recognize life patterns and make better choices

Consider the dozens of life and career choices you’ve made over the years. Try to remember how and why you make those choices. What were you expecting at the time? How did the reality match up with your expectations? Did the choice of school, career, job, or spouse worked out better than you dreamed – … Read more