Executive Presence For The Modern Leader

Excerpt of Executive Presence For The Modern Leader

The following is a brief excerpt from my new book, Executive Presence For The Modern Leader, available from Amazon and wherever books are sold. Emotional Intelligence Intellectual intelligence will always be important; that’s how you do your work and it’s certainly a prerequisite for leadership. But executive presence requires something more rare and more valuable: … Read more

11 Benefits Of Being A CEO

Go For The Top Job: 11 Benefits Of Being A CEO

Every organization needs a leader. Motorcycle gangs have (officially and unofficially) designated leaders, as do Red Cross workers. Children on school playgrounds follow the leader. Even dogs follow a leader of their pack. In business, you have lots of leaders (Manager, VP, CFO, etc.) but the “top dog” above them all is the CEO. At … Read more

Learning People’s Names: A Powerful Step To Building Influence

Learning People’s Names: A Powerful Tool In Building Influence

You probably like to hear your name favorably called out. This is not you having a big ego, it’s you being human. Studies show that hearing your name activates your brain differently than hearing someone else’s names. We are wired to enjoy positive recognition. Others feel the same way. People never forget that you remembered … Read more

Humor and Leadership: A Funny Combination That Works

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

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

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

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

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

A Comprehensive Guide to Running Effective Virtual Meetings

A Comprehensive Guide To Running Effective Virtual Meetings

Love them or hate them, virtual meetings are part of today’s work landscape. With so many people working from home, they’re crucial to maintaining morale and teamwork. According to Gigaom, 87% of remote team members feel more connected to their team when they can use video conferencing.   However, as is true of any conference, you … Read more

Virtual Group Meetings

Lights, Camera, Action! Making A Memorable Impression In Virtual Group Meetings

For good or bad, video is memorable. Almost all of us have heard a story about someone who goofed on camera. For instance, I know of a bank executive who joined in on a video call with his team and, carelessly forgetting he was live, picked up the newspaper and started reading while occasionally picking … Read more