How Do You Prepare – How Do You Respond? Wisdom of Sundays

Oprah Winfrey has a new book out: The Wisdom of Sundays: Life-Changing Insights from Super Soul Conversations and it was the topic of conversation on Live with Kelly and Ryan. Ryan Seacrest quoted from the book, saying that one particular shared wisdom was life-altering for him. In a quote from Devon Franklin, we learn that the […]

Keep Gender Equality Momentum Moving Forward

There is a lot of focus on the initiative to promote women to leadership positions and there is positive movement, however, the end result of achieving gender equality is going to be a long journey. So how do you keep from feeling disappointment or fatigue over the goal of seeing women and men equality in […]

Women Leaders: Be Resilient

How resilient are you? In Hillary Clinton’s latest book “What Happened” she speaks to the value and importance of being resilient. As a person, as a country. She appeared on Jimmy Fallon’s Late Night  Show and talked about the election, our country currently and about being resilient: “I took a lot of walks in the […]

Professional Behaviors that Set You Apart

There are a few classic professional behaviors that great leaders display. Honesty. Integrity. Communication. Leadership. However, there are more professional behaviors that few are aware of that will set you apart from the pack. In the Inc. article 30 Behaviors That Will Make You Unstoppable, the author, Benjamin P. Hardy,  shares some hard core examples of what […]

Be the Most Persuasive Just By Showing Up

Looking to gain consensus on an idea? Want to close a sale? The trick may be as simple as showing up. Robin Camarote says that the The 1 Thing Ridiculously Persuasive People Do Every Day is showing up. She says: “In-person requests are 34 times more successful than email. Researchers Vanessa Bohns and Mahdi Roghanizad say, “we found that […]

How to Be Viewed as a Strategic Thinker

Are you a strategic thinker or a tactical thinker? What is the difference? A professional focused on tactics often zeros in on ways to cut costs and improve the bottom line while a strategic thinker is focused on generating sales and growing the business. Which are you? More importantly – which do others see you […]

Thinking About a Career Move? Before You Leap…

It is easy to stay in a job for years, even when you are no longer happy or feel challenged, simply because it seems easier. However, at some point you may want to consider making a career move or even a jump into owning your own business. Are you thinking about jumping out of the […]

Creating Content to Build Your Brand

As you look to build your brand awareness within your company and out in the industry, consider the power of creating content to share your expertise. Writing blog articles, LinkedIn articles or even books can be a great way to showcase your knowledge. Joe Pulizzi, the founder of Content Marketing Institute, is a big believer in the […]

What is Your Professional Brand Today?

What is your professional brand today and how do you communicate day-to-day? This week’s Relevant Conversation speaks to how you show up in business: In person On your resume On line As you are looking to accelerate your impact in new directions, it is important to identify, investigate, and when you can, oversee what defines […]

What Will it Take to Make You Stay?

You are a star and yet perhaps feel like you are the only one who knows it. Do you struggle to feel appreciated and valued in your work? Are you tempted to start just going through the motions at work like so many of your peers because it doesn’t appear to matter either way? You may […]