How can you be trustworthy — both ethical and competent?

How can you be trustworthy — both ethical and competent?

Do you consider yourself competent and ethical? In other words, you’re competent if you’re good at what you do, and you do what is right. If you’re like most of us who work for a living and are reading this, you probably answer “yes” to my question. And when you’re...

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How to be a better communicator by being fluent and sticky

How to be a better communicator by being fluent and sticky

What do these phrases have in common? Help yourself to some brain candy. If you know better, do better. For the fall, get a flu prick before any “boo” trick. Don’t just recycle, recycle right. Know your no’s. They are examples of simple, fluent phrases that are easy...

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Why and how you’ll love the book Tiny Habits

Why and how you’ll love the book Tiny Habits

Yes!!! Dr. BJ Fogg’s long-awaited book, Tiny Habits: The Small Changes That Change Everything is out! Since I’m one of BJ’s biggest fans, I’ve been recommending the book on LinkedIn, Facebook, the comments page of the Wall Street Journal website related to his weekend...

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Three actions for becoming more persuasive and influential

Three actions for becoming more persuasive and influential

How often do you take time to plan your strategy for being as persuasive and influential as possible? Check out my latest Forbes article, Three actions for becoming more persuasive and influential, published on Dec. 26, 2019 that explains science-backed ways to...

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Why you need to open more doors on LinkedIn

Why you need to open more doors on LinkedIn

Kudos to LinkedIn, both as a social media platform and as a socially responsible business. Since LinkedIn launched almost 17 years ago, it’s become an indispensable service for networking and job hunting. Now with its news service and learning options, LinkedIn is a...

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5 books to make you more mindful and empathetic

5 books to make you more mindful and empathetic

Want to be more mindful or empathetic or both? Consider reading these 5 new books. For several Decembers now, my list of the year’s best business books is intentionally short. My hope is that you will receive something of value without feeling overwhelmed. For...

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How to avoid being a bad role model

How to avoid being a bad role model

“How do you manage your packed schedule?” asked a magazine writer. “The truth is I multi-task, and I don’t require much sleep,” the beverage industry leader responded. Leaders who brag that they multi-task, get little sleep, and practice other bad habits, such as...

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How to be compassionate to team members’ brains

How to be compassionate to team members’ brains

Hyper-charged workplaces are the antithesis of a brain-friendly environment for introverts and, frankly, any humans. Rather than try to cope, which sub-optimizes your performance, be compassionate to everyone's brain and make changes. My Forbes article, How to be...

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How to help #OKBoomers be empathetic and show respect

How to help #OKBoomers be empathetic and show respect

#OKBoomer as a recent trending topic grabbed my attention on two levels. If you’re not paying attention to this burn, you should. It’s relevant to society today, including the workplace. From my perspective, the phrase “OK Boomer” made me, a native Oklahoman, first...

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