BE A BETTER LEADER

Could You Be A More Impactful And Influential Leader?

I’ve coached thousands of leaders and I’ve never met one that knew all their blind spots. Hey, that’s why they’re called blind spots – we can’t see them. Seeing your blind spots and identifying your areas for growth takes courage. Diving inward and exploring your proficiency as a leader can feel uncomfortable. If you’re honest,…

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You Don’t Schedule Respect In Outlook

A few weeks back, I took my mom and one of her friends (kind of like my second mom) to see Kinky Boots. As you’ve probably seen at the theater, one of the actors comes out at the beginning of the show and tells us all, very respectfully, to silence our cell phones. About 10…

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The Biggest Communication Mistake Leaders Make

When I coach leaders, one of the big things they ask me — let’s be transparent — is “How can I move my career forward and get more influence? How can I make a bigger impact?” Those things are often subjective, but typically you grow your leadership and gain more influence by rising up a…

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Not Everybody Likes Tom Cruise, But … He’s Got Presence. [Free Webinar]

Not everybody likes Tom Cruise. He’s a little bit weird. We don’t fully understand the whole Scientology thing all the time, right? I once heard a comedian say he really liked the movie where Cruise played ‘the cocky young guy.’ I laughed. But I remember reading a magazine article years ago about Cruise — a…

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Why Ditching Buzzwords Will Make You A Better Leader

If you find yourself wondering how to improve your leadership this year, you might want to take the no-buzzwords approach. Let me explain. Over the holidays, I took stock of 2016 and tried to determine what I wanted to do in 2017 (and why). While I love the executive coaching aspect of what I do,…

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The X Factor: Do You Have It?

Leadership presence matters. It’s called many different things: magnetism, charisma, commanding the room, etc. When I coach clients, I get this question all the time: why do some people have ‘it’ and some people seem not to? Why do some come to  dominate a room and others slink back into it? I put it down to…

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