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

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

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

Be A Virtual Executive: How To Succesfully Lead From the Home Office

Be A Virtual Executive: How To Successfully Lead From Your Home Office

Over twenty years ago, I started my life as a virtual executive. I had been looking at office space in New York or San Francisco, when along came a cowboy and swept me off my feet. (When I say cowboy, I mean a real cowboy. A mountain living, cattle wranglin’, horse riding man who personified … Read more

How To Prepare For An Important Meeting

How To Prepare For An Important Meeting

Forty-six percent of employees rarely or never leave a meeting knowing what they’re supposed to do next, according to entrepeneur.com. You don’t want to be known as the person who leads that kind of meeting. So, what should you do? Prepare, prepare, prepare.  If you painstakingly prepare more than most people bother to, it will … Read more