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Virtual Leadership: You Can’t Just Dial It In!

Developing your virtual leadership skills is no longer an option: It’s a necessity.

The fact is, even when all or some of the members of your team return to the office, there will always continue to be a virtual component to all of our lives.

That is why it is vital to develop the skills needed to manage virtual and hybrid teams in a way that maximizes engagement,

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Train Your Brain to Reframe

As we navigate the minefields of our professional and daily lives, we will inevitably face challenging situations, like insults and angry emails, or those passive-aggressive disses, like being ignored and ghosted, or left off an invitation list. Unfortunately, one of the hallmarks of these situations is a lack of communication and information, which makes decoding and responding to them doubly difficult and disempowering.

Retrain Your Brain to Reframe

The urge to lash back immediately with some cutting rejoinder or matching insult is not going to be that helpful.

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Having A Greater Impact Every Time You Communicate

Do You Bring Out the Best in Others? Here Are Seven Ways to Ensure You Do!

Whether you are the employer, manager, employee, or direct report, you always want to bring out the best in everybody. Being hypercritical or dismissive won’t get the job done, nor will effusive, meaningless praise. Instead, here are seven ways to ensure that you take your interactions to a powerful, productive new level.

1. Take yourself off autopilot.

See every interaction, be it in person or virtual, as an opportunity to get to know and connect with the other person.

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Having A Greater Impact Every Time You Communicate

Are You a Lover or a Hater?

I am a firm believer that your ability to solve a conflict in a constructive way is critical to both your personal and professional success.

One of the ways of doing this is to go into a situation assuming positive intent. That means you approach the situation trying to understand the other person’s point of view with the goal of coming to mutual understanding.

Fight or Flight

Of course,

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Networking For Success

How To Network to Enhance a Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Business Environment

In my previous blog, Networking to Enhance a Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Business Environment, we spoke about how it has become widely accepted that companies committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion benefit from a “diversity dividend” for a whole range of reasons, including gaining access to diverse markets and tap into different and often innovative perspectives.

HOW do we enhance a diverse, equitable, and inclusive business environment effectively?

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Having A Greater Impact Every Time You Communicate

How Communication Mastery Adds to Your Sex Appeal

If sex appeal has connotations of being desirable, attractive, and aspirational, mastering your ability to communicate skillfully is very sexy!

 

So, how do you go about being irresistible and elevating your communication skills into the realms of desirability? Here are 12 things you can do every day:

  1. 1) Communication skills mastery starts with self-awareness.

  2. And the ability to slow down the reactions mediated by your reactive limbic system so that you respond to situations rather than react out of anger or frustration.

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Networking For Success

Networking to Enhance a Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Business Environment

At this point, it had become widely accepted that companies committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion benefit from a “diversity dividend” for a whole range of reasons, including gaining access to diverse markets and tap into different and often innovative perspectives.

So, how does that relate to your career? The answer is if you can harness your networking skills to connect and engage with people of all ages, cultures, backgrounds,

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