Here’s a quick story about a nice exchange that went off the rails. Not way off, but enough off that it mattered, Sharing opinions can get you into trouble. Answer these three questions before deciding whether to speak up, or shut up.
Emotional Intelligence EQ
Business is personal – which was the original premise of LinkedIn.
When LinkedIn first came to be it was a platform to list and stay connected with the businesspeople you know, like and trust. If someone else you knew wanted to meet someone on your list, they could reach out to you to request a warm introduction. A lovely, civil and genuine way to build relationships.
Setting work boundaries is a challenge. Not because you don’t want them, but because you may only realize one’s been crossed when you’re massively annoyed. Then in hindsight you can see what happened. Here are seven ways to set work boundaries and avoid frustration
Have you ever received an email or had a conversation where what the other person was saying to you had you scratching your head thinking, “How in the world did they get that impression from me?!” Assumptions can be troublesome.
The older I get the less tolerant I am of pretenders, poseurs and masters of hype. Having been in this business for two decades, I’ve seen a lot of it. Because the truth isn’t impressive or sexy enough people claim…
For voracious reader and those dedicated to perspnal and professional development, here are a dozen books worth your dollars and attention.
Here are some basic tips for leading your team remotely. What you need to take from here will depend largely on how you operated when you were working alongside one another. The idea is to maintain mental collaboration while being physically apart and to look after the individual needs of your people.
In a recent meeting, a colleague (we’ll call him Mark) mentioned that his client (Brian) a great guy in many ways, could use a coach in a specific area. Mark asked how to bring up that Brian would benefit from working with an executive coach without it being awkward or insulting. The answer lies in changing Mark’s perception of executive coaching.
Thanksgiving is almost upon us and if Hallmark and Butterball have anything to do with expectations, the day will be filled with group hugs, perfect food, artful decorations and so much joy that the family home emits a glow you can see from space. Maybe that’s your lived experience but it’s not mine.
There’s a way to handle performance reviews that makes them useful and energizing. This format provides a simple way to track performance throughout the year by making it a regular practice. I recommend going through this process at least once per month so the information stays top of mind.
You only have so much time in a day and therefore can only serve a defined number of clients. If you sell direct to consumer and don’t know who your clients are, that’s a different story. But service based, business to business companies have to decide whom they want to serve.
It’s a common frustration that a client has gotten so difficult to work with that the business owner wishes they had never engaged with them.
At two recent events I was the victim of the Sidebar Conversation. This is a conversation an attendee starts with his or her “neighbor” – during the presentation. It may be about the topic, but it’s still a conversation while the speaker is speaking. And it’s rude.
“Welp. That’s just the way I am.”
That’s the reasoning you may get when someone hurts, offends, falls short of expectations, etc. You’re left angry, disappointed, frustrated, hurt or having to clean up a mess.
Here’s why it’s a loser excuse.
Here are tips to deal with the Help Rejecting Complainer without losing your mind in the process.
There are people you’ll run into in your life who are scorekeepers. They keep score to keep track of who gets what. And while it might seem that they do so in order to keep things even, they’re actually more concerned with making certain they get their fair share.
Being a scorekeeper is constantly focusing on what others are getting that the scorekeeper is not. It might be attention, favors, money, gifts, referrals, opportunities or plum projects. Anything that can be bestowed on either the scorekeeper or another person is eligible for scorekeeping. “I did this for you now I expect