Connection, Likability & Networking

Do You Need an Upgrade?

When I was young, I dated the same person from the age of 17–25. Eight years. One-third of my life up to that point! We did not end up together,

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This Little Girl Is Me

This little girl is me. She grew up in a single-parent home with her resourceful mother and an older sister she idolized. The child of divorce, a really bad one.

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A simple habit that has a huge impact

A Simple Habit That Has A Huge Impact

Do you always say what you’re thinking? I used to teach, “If you think it, say it.” But, when I received some funny looks, it made me realize that, perhaps,

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Turning a problem into an opportunity

Turning A Problem Into An Opportunity

When we were on vacation recently in Antigua, we met a couple while lying on the beach who told us about an excursion called Pigs in Paradise where you could

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trust

5 Steps To Restore Broken Trust

When I was in business school, I had a friend that lived on the east side four blocks from me. So, he and I hung out a lot, grabbed dinner,

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The Difference Between Networking and a Connector

The Difference Between Networking and a Connector

I am asked this question often, but the first time was by my brother-in-law when I was writing The Connector’s Advantage. He waltzed into my office saying, “Writing another networking

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4 Keys to Change Perceptions

4 Keys to Change Perceptions

Change is hard. Having someone else notice and believe that you changed is even harder. You know this, but have you ever thought about why? The crux is that not

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Is It Worth It

Is It Worth It?

Part of my coaching involves what I call Communication Review. This process involves my clients sending me their draft responses when they are in a high-stakes or emotionally charged email

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Do you bring productive energy

Do You Bring Productive Energy?

Often when I hear a quote that resonates or makes me think, I write it down. Recently I looked at the list and most of the quotes inspired newsletters. The

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