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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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Does Your Response to Feedback Help or Hurt You?

Does Your Response to Feedback Help or Hurt You?Beatriz Rodriguez, the Chief Diversity Officer at the Home Depot, says that the ability to accept feedback in a calm, gracious, and accepting way is essential if you are going to get ahead professionally.

She goes on to say that women can be particularly sensitive when it comes to receiving feedback. She suggests that women should not only say “Thank you” when someone takes the time to volunteer feedback, but that everyone should actively seek it. 

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Take the Bored Out of the Boardroom: 3 Tips to Manage Meetings In-Person and Virtually


 When you mention meetings, most employees roll their eyes at the sheer waste of time of these far-too-often scheduled get-togethers.

So why do organizations continue this ritual and what can we do differently?

Here are three keys to making the most of your meetings in person and virtually.

Maintain Momentum

No meeting should ever go over the allotted time. To prevent this,

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Leadership Presence Networking For Success

Do You Come Across As Needy?

Do You Come Across As Needy?

I recently had the wonderful opportunity to speak at  TEDxEmory. The overall theme was What Makes Your Heart Beat? My topic was Owning Your Confidence: How to Overcome Nervousness and Exude Confidence in High-Stakes Situations. I discussed several practical techniques to help you excel in even the most stressful of situations. They are practices I’ve developed over many years of being on television and speaking professionally. 

The first technique is learning to build a Positive Emotional Memory Database ™

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Having A Greater Impact Every Time You Communicate Leadership Presence Own Your Space: Confidence, Competence, Charisma

OWN YOUR CONFIDENCE: Overcoming Nervousness in High-Stakes Situations

OWN YOUR CONFIDENCE: Overcoming Nervousness in High-Stakes Situations

I recently had the wonderful opportunity to speak at TEDxEmory. The overall theme was: What makes your heart beat? And my topic was Owning Your Confidence: How to Overcome Nervousness and Exude Confidence in High-Stakes Situations. I discussed several practical techniques to help you excel in even the most stressful of situations. They are practices I’ve developed over many years of being on television and speaking professionally around the world.  

While neuroscience describes what happens when we get stressed and nervous as fight,

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The Greater Impact of Truly Listening

The Greater Impact of Truly Listening

I recently had the wonderful opportunity to speak at  TEDxEmory . The overall theme
was What Makes Your Heart Beat? My topic was Owning Your Confidence: How to
Overcome Nervousness and Exude Confidence in High-Stakes Situations. I discussed
several practical techniques to help you excel in even the most stressful of
situations. They are practices I’ve developed over many years of being on television
and speaking professionally around the world,

Read the rest of this article