Communication

Aug 25

Eradicating The “Busy Bug”: How To Break The Habit of Saying The Word “Busy”

If you’ve read and digested my two recent articles on Why “Busy” Is A Four-Letter Cuss Word, you’ve likely learned a few valuable lessons about workplace communications. For one, you now realize how your workforce isn’t exactly overworked simply because…
Aug 03

Breaking The Catabolic Cycle: Why “Busy” Is A Four-Letter Swear Word, Part 1

Let’s begin to unpack the three factors leading to great stress in the workplace. Last week we deigned the first building block bolstering corporate stress is that ambitious businesspeople have convinced themselves that they’re too busy to cram anything else…
Jul 12

The Social Shutout: How Women Can Direct a Business Conversation Away From Sports

When delivering workshops about business networking, an inquiry that I often get from the female participants is, “What if I don’t do sports?”. In other words, since they don’t follow college or professional sports, how can these women find a…
Jun 15

Block It Out: How A Simple Time Log Can Restore Maximum Workday Productivity, Part 1

Who isn’t tired of feeling that unrelenting low dose of angst pulsing through their body? Sounds like you? Have you gotten so accustomed to the feeling of being “busy” and concerning yourself with “what’s next” that you’re not even aware…
Jun 08

Back To Business: 6 Ways To Politely Decline When You Get Hit-On While Networking

Women of the business world: There’s a type of awkward male/female interaction in the network setting that has likely taken many of you by surprise, but rarely gets discussed with or addressed by your colleagues and supervisors. It can’t be…
May 11

Leveraging Friendships In Business: 5 Tips For The Good-Intentioned

Warren Buffet once implied in a quote that, as a company, when you don’t consider hiring women, you’re limiting yourself to half the talent. Now, think of this in terms of business network contacts. Are you inadvertently closing off the…
May 05

DRIVEN’s First Energy Management Workshop: The 3 Big Takeaways

The first in a series of four DRIVEN Personal Energy Management Workshops, held at the offices of our corporate supporter RSM on April 28th, had the intended effect of energizing its participants by opening their minds to all the possibilities…
Mar 30

Live Workshop: Real Talk, Real Food ~ Convert Your Inner Critic to Your Inner Cheerleader

DRIVEN Professionals tend to be inherently hard on ourselves. We take responsibilities seriously, and perpetually feel like we’re not doing enough. This can sometimes equate to a sense of not “being” enough. The way we speak to ourselves can be…
Mar 22

The Power of Authentic Networking: 4 Lessons For The Introverted

  Last week I was excited and a tad anxious during lunch with my friend and colleague Cheryl Benton. Cheryl is the founder of the online magazine The Three Tomatoes….talk about the power of strategic partnership! So, why the anxiety?…
Mar 15

Breaking The Email Trance: Embrace The Out-Of-Office Message

Can you believe that people spend up to 50% of their time digging their way out from under a perpetually swollen inbox? Wait, you do too? Don’t be ashamed of being a statistic; I used to be right there with…