Stop Talking and Start Drawing to Create Communication Clarity at Work

When you're struggling to create clarity on an important topic or navigating a heated group discussion, it pays to stop talking and start drawing. This sudden shift in medium takes the negative energy out of discussion and focuses your audience on designing a way forward. Here are 7 tips to help you get to the whiteboard in pursuit of communication clarity:

Surviving and Thriving When Presenting to Executives

The invitation to present to your organization's senior executives is a pivotal career moment for many young professionals. Crush it (in a good way), and you make a name for yourself and show up on the radar screen as someone on the rise and worth watching. Stumble, and you make an impression as well, just not the one you wanted to make. This article outlines ten tips to help you crush it with this great career opportunity.

By |2018-07-29T12:10:51+00:00July 29th, 2018|Career, Challenging Conversations|0 Comments

Using Your Communication Superpowers to Overcome Workplace Blockers

Great workplace communicators are tuned-in to the power of their communication superpowers and they deliberately deploy them in pursuit of individual, team, and organizational success. In this article, I share four powerful communication tactics you can use to melt the resistance of workplace blockers and gain support for your initiatives.

By |2018-07-21T11:07:29+00:00July 21st, 2018|Challenging Conversations, Leading Change|4 Comments

Three Communication Styles That Can Derail Your Career Progress

In any given workplace, there are a wide variety of communication styles on display. While the variation creates a rich environment for engaging and sharing ideas, there are a few styles and behaviors that get in the way of your communication and career success. If you or someone you know resemble one of the three styles: watchmaker, interruptor, or arguer, it's time to get help and adapt your communication style.

By |2018-07-19T08:24:15+00:00July 19th, 2018|Career, Challenging Conversations|2 Comments

Why You Should Obsess Over Challenging Conversations (and what to do about them)

The road to career success runs through a nearly endless string of challenging conversations. Learn to survive and thrive in the most difficult of communication circumstances and watch your career grow. This article offers three big ideas to help you navigate challenging conversations and come out a winner.

By |2018-07-10T20:15:28+00:00July 10th, 2018|Challenging Conversations, Leadership|0 Comments

Difficult Decisions and Challenging Conversations—The Stuff of Leadership (and Organization) Success

Difficult decisions and challenging conversations are inextricably linked. You don't get to the big decisions on strategy, structure, or talent without some tough discussions. Yet often, we as leaders fail to model the right behaviors. Here are eight ideas to help you and your team strengthen discussion and decision-making processes.