How being a fly on the wall helps you stop your chatter

How being a fly on the wall helps you stop your chatter

When your days are packed, it can be hard to find and take time to reflect. Yet, self-reflection is a free and powerful tool to review your actions and feelings. You tap into your inner coach to get insights on what you might want to do differently next time,...

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How to avoid the war of words versus images

How to avoid the war of words versus images

Do you love words or images? Or is audio your thing? Most of us show a preference, even when we’re capable of tapping into all of our senses. Favoring your preferred orientation is perfectly normal and acceptable. However, don’t assume others are just like you, as...

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What Black fatigue is and why you need to be empathetic

What Black fatigue is and why you need to be empathetic

If you were to reimagine a new United States of America – an America in which all individuals are truly created equal with absolute rights, including life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness – what changes would you add to your wish list? The best-selling author...

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How to ensure your “ask” gets others to “act”

How to ensure your “ask” gets others to “act”

Happy Lunar New Year as we welcome the “Year of the Ox.” Are you more like an ox than you’d like to admit? On the plus side, oxen are known for their diligence, dependability, strength and determination, according to the Chinese New Year Zodiac. The negative? Oxen are...

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How will your CEO deliver on the demands the public is making?

How will your CEO deliver on the demands the public is making?

Remember this April 2015 tweet? “There is a third political party emerging in this country called: ‘CEOs’.” -- Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff. Who knew what would happen in 2020? Now the public is putting its trust into businesses and requesting CEOs to step in and fix...

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14 daily habits that every business leader should adopt

14 daily habits that every business leader should adopt

In this expert panel from the Forbes Coaches Council, 14 of us shared daily habits that "inspire you and keep you centered on what matters most." These habits "can also help you become a more effective leader." My suggested habit, #6 on the list, is to listen outside...

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Why I’ve committed to be explicit in 2021 

Why I’ve committed to be explicit in 2021 

Be explicit is my focus word/phrase for 2021. The definition is “(of a statement or piece of writing) clear and easy to understand, so that you have no doubt what is meant,” according to the Oxford Dictionaries. Choosing this focus phrase helps me practice empathy for...

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How and why to focus on making your hidden player a superpower

How and why to focus on making your hidden player a superpower

Meet “Miss Communication,” also known as miscommunication in our VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) world. She’s the hidden player who along with misspeaking, misreading, and misconstrued contribute to the immeasurable communication mistakes that hurt...

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