The most important Conversation: the one you have with yourself

When I was young I ran with the wrong crowd. A job transfer for my dad allowed me to narrowly miss being sent to a military academy for behavior issues. Throughout High School I struggled trying to get excited and stay out of trouble. But it was in college where …

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Why Not Just Call It Presence?

Clients often ask me about developing Executive Presence, Leadership Presence, or Command Presence. Why not just call it presence? What is it? How do we develop it? Can we change our own presence? I searched for a definition and, while I got over 35 million returns for Executive presence, 38 …

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That Difficult Conversation – How to have a Feedback Conversation

I often hear from client managers that feedback is difficult because employees don’t want to hear it. And I hear from team members that they don’t receive good feedback. Clearly there is an opportunity here for better management of those difficult conversations. What makes them difficult in the first place? …

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