Team Building: A How-To Guide

Take a moment to consider the groups you are a member of: your office or firm, your social groups, or even your family. Do you see a cohesive group or a collection of individuals? We often throw a bunch of people together in a room and call them a “team.” Yet, teams don’t form on read more…

Going for a Promotion? Do These 3 Things Now

Want to get ahead? Your interview is happening right now. You may have any number of reasons for wanting to take the next step up the organizational ladder. Maybe you’re currently overqualified and bored. Maybe you’ve outgrown your current position. Maybe an exciting opportunity just fell in your lap. Regardless of the situation, if you’re read more…

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To Memorize or Not Memorize, That is the Question

Just this past week I had coffee with someone who will be giving a TED talk a few weeks from now. She shared with me her preparation: working with a speechwriter to come up with the content, practicing the speech over and over, rehearsals on the TED stage. She finished by saying, “Now all I read more…

Why Public Speaking is So Scary and How to Overcome the Fear

You’ve probably heard it said that public speaking ranks as the #1 fear among Americans. While I find it hard to believe that most people would choose skydiving or petting a tarantula over giving a presentation, fear of public speaking (also known as glossophobia) is the most common form of social phobia. And based on read more…

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How to Deal with Your Biggest Critic

There’s a great Seinfeld episode where Jerry, a stand-up comic, gets heckled during oneof his sets. He decides to seek the ultimate comedian’s revenge by going to the woman’s workplace and heckling her at her desk. She gets so upset by the heckling that she rushes out of the office and a street sweeper runs read more…

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