boundaries

Communicating Boundaries: Key to Career Freedom?

In today’s dynamic work environments, where the distinction between professional and personal spaces blurs, especially with the ascent of remote work, the art of setting boundaries emerges as a pivotal skill. It’s akin to being a modern-day knight establishing your own kingdom: you need walls (boundaries) to protect the realm (your sanity), but also gates…

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emotional intelligence

7 Tools to Cultivate Emotional Intelligence

Not long ago, a friend living in a mid-sized city was facing a serious health issue and required immediate surgery. As word got around to the family, one family member living in a major city that boasted of an impressive medical center, insisted our friend must seek out a specific surgeon she recommended who had…

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Stop Spreading the News

Stop Spreading the News

“May I ask where you gathered that information? I’d like to learn more.” It is a simple, straightforward statement that should be on everyone’s lips, and yet the general lack of facts in regard to just about anything is tearing so many of us apart. Oh, I am not talking about politics, or baseball trade…

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5 Timeless Leadership Lessons to Keep Teams Engaged and Motivated

5 Timeless Leadership Lessons to Keep Teams Engaged and Motivated

“How do I keep my team more motivated and engaged?” The above question is asked of me practically every time I speak. I agree that in this post-pandemic, sometimes hybrid, sometimes not hybrid world, that engagement and motivation are often challenging commodities for managers to find. However, that should never stop you from trying –…

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follow-up

The Fortune is In the Follow-Up: 3 Keys to Staying Connected

The fortune is in the follow-up is a line I’ve both heard and repeated many times coming from a sales background. And it’s true. Research shows it’s more effective to work with a client you’ve already established a relationship with, rather than go after new business. But I’m not just talking about business when I speak…

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5 Strategies to Bring Back Respect

5 Strategies to Bring Back Respect

“We don’t need to share the same opinions as others, but we need to be respectful.”–Taylor Swift “Hey you!” My teacher daughter (my, times does fly), recently attended her school’s 8th grade basketball game. One parent was over-the-top in spending the entire first quarter yelling at the referee. My daughter who was raised to speak…

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