Top 10 Practical Tips for Managing Up

2017-04-06T23:20:15+00:00 By |Communication Skills, High Performance, Influencing Skills, Leadership, Relationships|

You are susceptible to stalling in your career if: You despise people who kiss up to the boss because you feel that one's work should speak for itself. You could care less what your boss thinks or wants as long as you're doing what's best for your clients or firm. You plan to actively sabotage your [...]

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When others take advantage of or bully you at work …

2016-12-21T00:58:42+00:00 By |Communication Skills, Influencing Skills, Leadership, Relationships|

... take back control. At some point in your career, you will encounter uncivil situations at work. Your colleague knowingly takes credit for your work. Your boss berates you and actively blocks your next career move. Your colleague interrupts you in a meeting or checks their email during your presentation. No matter how others disrespect you, your [...]

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Knowing Where You Shouldn’t Be and Other Tips for Long-Lasting Success

2016-12-21T00:58:42+00:00 By |Communication Skills, High Performance, Influencing Skills, Leadership|

When you started your career, you probably took on as many opportunities as possible to build your skills and discover your strengths and preferences. As a high-performer, you soon found your sweet spot and started to excel. When you are great at something, you'll find yourself with more opportunities than you have time. Now the previously successful, say-yes-to-everything [...]

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How to Avoid Being a Snob

2016-12-21T00:58:43+00:00 By |Communication Skills, Relationships|

(Snob: a person who believes that their tastes and knowledge in a particular area are superior to those of other people.) As a high-performer, you strive to learn new and effective strategies to enhance your life both professionally and personally. As you pick up these skills and insights and gain positive results, you begin to [...]

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The Importance of Speaking Up at Meetings (and How to Do It Right)

2016-12-21T00:58:43+00:00 By |Communication Skills, High Performance, Leadership|

"You need to speak up." "You have to be more visible." If you're an introvert, you might have heard these two pieces of feedback before. And if you're a high performer, they can be especially irksome. Speaking up just isn't something you do. But be that as it may, failing to make your voice heard [...]

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How to Remember Names (even if you think you’re bad at it)

2016-12-21T00:58:43+00:00 By |Communication Skills, Relationships|

An easy way to make a strong impression is to remember someone's name. If you can remember a room full of names, you shift from leaving an impression to being impressive. So, how do you remember names even if you have a poor memory? You make the effort. Remember names is not a God-given ability. People who don’t remember [...]

Technical Leaders: Communicate Better!

2016-12-21T00:58:44+00:00 By |Communication Skills|

I recently caught up with a good friend and we began talking about our jobs. When I told him I coached leaders on communication skills, he winced. I asked about his reaction and after some prodding, he confessed that he didn’t see the need for communication skills training. Being a technical contributor, he thought soft [...]

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