Interpersonal Leadership Savvy to Guarantee Predictable Promotion®
20 Nov

Interpersonal Leadership Savvy to Guarantee Predictable Promotion®

I have a client who is a high potential leader and well-respected in her field. Her individual performance is stellar. But when it comes to leading teams and motivating employees, she’s challenged. That’s an obstacle many talented leaders face. Fortunately, it’s one that I can help solve. I am frequently hired by companies to prepare […]

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Leadership Tips: Agree to Disagree
12 Sep

Leadership Tips: Agree to Disagree

Disagreements between family members, colleagues, teammates, and even senior executives are only human. But the way many disagreements unfold is unpleasant and unproductive. That’s why many people shy away from really speaking up when they should. Disagreements are oftentimes healthy and informative, and discussing an issue from differing perspectives can strengthen our bonds of inclusive […]

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Strategically Tweak Your Leadership Style to Radically Boost Results
09 Aug

Strategically Tweak Your Leadership Style to Radically Boost Results

I may be observing a client for a few hours, or shadowing them throughout the day, in order to see how they interact with different people in different situations. When I notice aspects of their style that are incongruent with what they wish to project, it’s eye-opening for them. One of things I assess is […]

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10 Feb

Solution-Based Communications

Leaders who communicate in such a way that they talk without providing real solutions run the risk of alienating their teams and getting an unwanted reputation as a speaker who is a great natural cure for insomnia. Don’t be one of those leaders who puts people to sleep. Instead, wake them up by offering tangible, applicable […]

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Key Soft Skills Are Hard, But Make Leadership Easier!
09 Feb

Key Soft Skills Are Hard, But Make Leadership Easier!

As a corporate consultant and coach, I work with people in diverse industries around the people-oriented leadership skills than can make them exponentially more effective in their roles. A toolkit of soft skills tailored to the demands of today’s top leaders and companies can be invaluable. That’s true whether you use them to communicate with […]

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20 Jan

High Performance Leadership Feedback Fuel

Today’s leaders are hired not just to manage people but to coach them and develop their potential. If you can’t do that you probably won’t be promoted. Here’s a case in point: Forward-thinking companies like General Electric and Microsoft are moving away from annual performance reviews. For one thing, they’ve figured out that for feedback […]

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26 Aug

Sarah’s Take on the EP Buzz Within Corporate America

  For years I’ve worked with many multi-national corporations to offer professional development seminars and private executive presence coaching, and the experience teaches me a great deal. I have learned a lot within the past few months, too, as more and more companies and leaders are appreciating the importance of executive presence. Substance vs. Superficiality […]

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19 Feb

Top 5 Soft Skills Mistakes Leaders Make

People sometimes believe that image consulting is only about visual appearance but that’s not true. Your image encompasses your whole persona and includes how you dress, behave, and speak. Recently I have gotten lots of calls from corporations that have just promoted someone who is extremely talented – but who lacks the soft skills needed […]

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