Are You a Slider or a Diver?

There’s plentiful advice on the internet for those seeking to be a better listener? In all that advice, one key quality is given less attention: Curiosity. Before we get to listening, let’s take an inventory. Are you a slider or a diver? Here’s what you do when you “slide.” You ask a friend or colleague “how was your weekend?” Something they …

How long will you wait?

In eighteen years of working her way to Senior Vice President of a bank, Stacy avoided invitations to speak. Comfortable leading board meetings, committees and speaking to clients, Stacy stayed in her safe zone. Stand and speak in front of 500 people? No thanks. An invitation to speak at a large community event landed on her desk. Terrified and uncertain, …

How Speech Spelunking Leads To Clarity

If you are an entrepreneur, professional or innovator, you live in the deep waters of your work, your ideas, vision and details. When someone asks, “what do you do?” – you may find yourself at a loss for words. Add an audience – whether it’s a job interview, investors, or a potential client considering your company for their project, and …

When Gratitude Is Out of Reach

When Oprah Winfrey and Positive Psychology raved about keeping a gratitude journal,  I rolled my eyes. I’m a cynic at times. Here’s why it didn’t work for me. Sometimes gratitude feels way out of reach. If I don’t feel it; I’m not writing it. The research indicating writing what I’m grateful for supports greater health and happiness, doesn’t motivate me. One Reason To Do It …