Presenting at a Senate Hearing

Senate Confirmation Hearings: Why Otherwise Smart People “Think Like That”!

Ever ask yourself how an otherwise intelligent friend or coworker could “think like that”? Or “vote like that”? Or “twist things like...

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Productivity and Leadership Practices

10 Communication Productivity Tips for the New Year

Communication shouldn’t be that difficult. After all, you do it almost every waking hour. If you’re not on social media, you’re on the phone....

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Using Less Technology

4 Signs You Need to Power Down for a Tech Detox

According to a PEW poll, 90 percent of the world’s smartphone users say their phone is their “constant companion.” And 96 percent say they...

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Working with Loud Mouths

How to Manage a Motor-Mouth at Your Meeting or Party

Whether you meet them at an upcoming holiday party or have them dominating your meetings, incessant talkers present a challenge. While you do want...

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Reading Through References

5 Ways to Check References to Avoid Toxic Employees

Have you ever attempted to check references before hiring, and run into a brick wall with the former employer giving you only name, title, and...

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Appreciating Our Parents

Gratitude for Great Parenting

I never had a curfew. My mom considered curfews permissive. She preferred accountability. When I left the house with a new boy for a new activity,...

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