Monthly Archives: March 2013

Dancing With The Stars and the Power of Cross-Promotion

Season 16 of Dancing with the Stars (#DWTS) premiered last week. It is consistently one of the highest rated shows on TV. Even …

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6 Ways You are Driving Your Team Crazy – And Probably Don’t Even Know It

Even the best leaders have habits that make their teams crazy. Beware of these favorites that have been known to cause mumbling …

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How to Say “No”… Effectively

Saying “no” can be be difficult – even for leaders. And especially when your boss or someone important to you expects a “yes.” …

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Blogging: A Shout into the Void?

I have a love/hate relationship with blogging. I love having something to say and the channel to do so. I love the …

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5 Ways to Grow Fleeting Contacts into Lasting Relationships

Contact: an acquaintance, colleague, or relative through whom a person can gain access to information, favors, influential people and the like. Relationship: …

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Body Language: Fake It ‘Til You Make It

There are so many singing contests on TV these days, but one that really had a different spin, was The Voice. The …

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5 Team Lessons from Oz: Who Are You Traveling With?

There is a new Oz in town. The movie, Oz: The Great and Powerful, imagines how Oz got to Oz, long before …

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What Is Your Personal Career ROI (Return On Investment)?

Most people are familiar with the concept of return on investment (ROI) in a business context. When considering a new project, initiative …

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The Myths of Sheryl Sandberg’s ‘Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead’

I didn’t really want to write about ‘Lean In’. What was left to say? The COO of Facebook’s new book is out this …

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5 Lousy Leadership Lessons

I saw a senior leader recently make several bonehead moves and was reminded that we can all learn from both good and …

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