communication, c-suite communication, executive communication, leadership communication

5 Ways to Gain Credibility With Executive Leaders

(This article first appeared on Forbes here.) Few things are more frustrating than identifying a problem, developing a viable solution, hearing...

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job applicants, interviewing, hiring, warning signs

8 Signs You’re About to Hire the Wrong Job Applicant

Piles of résumés represent time to wade through job applicants, trying to match a position with a person’s expertise and skills. It would be...

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funerals, bereavement, grieving

Why Going to Funerals Is Good for You

  Please hear me out on this: Life is not all about hype and happiness. Meaning bubbles to the psyche from moments of sadness as often as glee....

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cold calling, phone prospects

Why Prospects Don’t Answer Their Phone—and How to Change Things

  Answering your phone can be a dicey experience these days. Having some off-beat, unhelpful caller waste your time—or worse, insult...

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business writing, writing tips

5 Best Practices to Prevent Business Writing Blunders

It pays to write well and fast. Here’s how to prevent the most common business writing blunders that can sink a project, your credibility, or your...

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storytelling, presentations, narrative

Are You Delivering Great Stories—Or Just Narrating Them?

  In my coaching practice, executives often tell me they want to improve their ability to tell stories that inspire and persuade. But as we...

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