The Importance of Cultural Fit

When you don’t fit in at your workplace, it just doesn’t feel good to be there. You might think there is something wrong with you, and try everything to make it work. An article in The Wall Street Journal on April 10, 2014, entitled “Making Sure the Boss Is the Right Fit”, states that “a […]

Show ’Em, Don’t Just Tell ’Em

In many companies – small and large – the leaders have the perspective of “Just get it done.” They will promote someone or put them in a role they aren’t fully equipped to do and then expect them to figure it out. There are libraries filled with books on developing management skills, and they sit […]

Six Keys to Confident Communication

Why is it that oftentimes the smartest, most intelligent people have the most difficult time communicating their thoughts and ideas in a way that others can have the chance to fully understand? Most professionals have had the experience of sitting in an audience or in a meeting waiting for someone to speak that they’ve been […]

It’s Not WHAT You Say Sometimes….

And sometimes it is. When we communicate with others, the words we use are only a small part of the exchange. As we talk, others who are listening are focused on our body language, our tone and the pace of our speech. We may spend a great deal of time getting the message “right” only […]

Making You Feel Bad so I Can Feel Better

Too many people suffer from a feeling of “I’m not enough” – I haven’t accomplished enough, I don’t have enough, I’m not good enough, I haven’t been rewarded for my hard work, or I’m never in the right place at the right time. The “not enough” feeling can come from many different places, but its […]

Moving With a Destination

“Just get moving!” is a common exercise creed. Moving with a Destination takes forethought.  If you have been sedentary, any movement is considered “good” movement. It doesn’t matter where you go or what you do, just move! In life, to accomplish almost any other goal, “just move!” isn’t going to work. In fact, it is […]