I set off a firestorm recently when I posted on social media the fact that office workers are interrupted on average every 3 minutes. Yes. Every 3 minutes. What I didn’t expect to hear is that you, the boss, are the biggest transgressor. When I … [Read more...] about Memo to the boss: Back off!
It happens to every one of us – someone says or does something and we are left speechless, caught flat-footed with absolutely no idea how to respond. Case in point: One day several years ago, I dined with my mom, who was visiting from Minnesota, … [Read more...] about What to say when you’re speechless
Great news! People are still reading books. Not only that, but they have some great recommendations for your 2017 reading list. Virtually every genre is represented here, so read something you haven’t read before and mark off “do something new and … [Read more...] about Must-read books for 2017
Who loves tough conversations? You know, the ones where you tell someone that his behavior is unacceptable and you want it to change. The ones that you’ve put off having forever because you’re afraid you’ll lose it, either screaming or crying (a big … [Read more...] about How to turn a confrontation into a win-win conversation
A coaching client came to me recently, saying she needed help negotiating with her boss for certain considerations. Glad to help! Women have a hard time negotiating for what they want for a variety of reasons. Chief among those reasons: They feel … [Read more...] about Are you focused on the right thing?
Do any of us really know how talented we are? One thing I’ve learned over the years is that we women consistently underestimate our skills and abilities. Take the tech geek who has a unique talent for speaking in plain English in a way that even our … [Read more...] about How to uncover your secret talents