Communication

What You Should Never Ask In An Interview

Oftentimes, interview preparation is focused on crafting your stories and structuring clear responses to the expected questions. Do that. But, don’t forget to also prepare questions to ask the interviewer. Wait – isn’t the interviewer asking

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Convention Connection: What You Must Do Before And After An Event

Back in 2012, I did a talk for a Chamber of Commerce Women’s group. Before the event, I received a LinkedIn invite from someone who would be attending. I loved that!

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When Has It Been Too Long To Reconnect?

It’s the time of the year for back-to-school chaos. My friends, who are not from the Northeast, have already been back for a while – but we don’t start up until after Labor

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Never Eat Alone.

Yes, I am referencing Keith Ferrazi’s book (he is on my mind since we both just spoke at the same conference!). Never Eat Alone is about using the things you

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Want A Better Relationship With Your Boss?

Last week I talked about how to be a better boss. We may be someone’s boss, but for most of us, we are also the employee. At the end of the

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How Well Do You Accept Feedback?

I have always disliked the phrase ‘constructive criticism’. It never sat right with me. I always thought it just seemed like a way to make yourself feel better about picking on me

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How To Get The Respect You Deserve

This email from a reader really got me fired up: “I have a work issue that I am hoping you can help with. My boss is extremely disrespectful towards me and

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Success Shortie: How To Get The Information You Need

When you are giving an assignment, you are rarely given all the information you need. If someone is delegating a task to you, the simple fact is that they are busy. Because of that, a

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Success Shortie: When You Shouldn’t Say “I Agree”

In a past blog post, I shared a Success Shortie on how to disagree diplomatically. I talked about two commonly used and often destructive strategies for disagreeing with someone in a

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