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Humor and Leadership: A Funny Combination That Works

By Debra Benton
Humor and Leadership: A Funny Combination That Works

When was the last time you laughed at work? When was the last time you made someone else laugh? If you can’t remember, or if it was over a month ago, then you are missing a valuable opportunity to connect with others and frankly, make yourself look better. Humor and leadership may seem like an … Read more

5 Keys To Demonstrating Strong Leadership During Times Of Crisis

By Debra Benton
5 Keys to Demonstrating Strong Leadership During Times of Crisis

If you’re not in a crisis situation now, just wait a moment. Crises, whether in a company, country or your personal life happen all the time, and they can create discomfort and uncertainty. It’s easy in these situations to point fingers and ask, “Where is the leadership we need during times of crisis?”  Whether it’s … Read more

Considering Remote Executive Coaching? Do It, But Don’t Tell Anyone

By Debra Benton
Considering Remote Executive Coaching? Do It, But Don't Tell Anyone

Recently, I was reminded that coaching is not just about “fixing a problem.” I had a client whose career was significantly impacted because he had the foresight to hire me before he had a crisis. He knew that the steps he took early in his career would impact where his career went. Executive coaching is … Read more

Don’t Underestimate The Power Of Asking Questions

By Debra Benton
Don't Underestimate The Power Of Asking Questions

Do you ever wonder if too much communication is happening? There are so many ways to communicate in person and online and there’s so much information coming at you 24/7 that it’s fair to ask: Can you overcommunicate? Short answer? No. No, you can never overcommunicate. It’s similar to the daft expression people like to … Read more

How to Develop Self-Confidence At Work

By Debra Benton
How To Develop Self-Confidence At Work

Have you ever seen that CEO, executive or rising co-worker who has a certain presence about them? They exude charisma but aren’t trying to impress you. They are eager to learn but are comfortable in their own skin and intellect. These are the people with self-confidence. The person with confidence is the person we turn … Read more