Leadership and Management

How To Say “No” And Have It Heard

Connector Tip # 47 (yes that’s a random number): Don’t just say “no” (or “yes”) Saying no can be tough. We feel guilty or unhelpful or a myriad of other nonhelpful emotions that have us

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How Do You Know You’re An Expert?

Ever had your name on a “list”? Some lists you really don’t want your name on, like the ‘no fly’ list. But others can tell people something about you and

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14 Tips for Leading Effective Meetings

How do you lead an effective meeting? When Forbes reached out to me asking for a tip on this topic I thought, “Just one!?” ​​​​​​​In my head I started thinking

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Do You Have A “Summer Slow Down”?

Summer is meant to be a time of relaxing, slowing down, and enjoying some well-deserved rest. Yet oftentimes we end up pushing off the relaxation, the things we want to do but

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Are You Taking These Key People For Granted?

Mother’s day always gets me thinking. Ever notice we are hardest on those we are closest to? Whether we are letting our mood out all over them, forgetting to say

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How To Get Coaching- For Free!

Last week was about figuring out if you are really ready for coaching, and how to choose a coach if you are ready.  This week is about when you want it,

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3 Questions to Ask Before You Hire A Coach

I am constantly being asked, “Should I hire a coach?” … and my response is often to talk people out of it. I know — I am a coach. Why would I

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Do You Self Promote, Really?

Is it a gender thing? Article after article claims that women are not comfortable with self-promotion.  I am not convinced this is a “female” problem.  Though Sally Helgesen in her book, How Women Rise,

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How Do You Create An Environment Of Inclusion?

Writing a book is always a humbling process. You have a plan for how it’s going to go and then, surprise surprise, it takes all kinds of turns you don’t

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