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Oct 19

OfficeHours: Retrain That Brain! Your Shortcuts To Executive Presence

The principles of executive presence focus on the importance of appearance, communication skills and gravitas. As such, there is nothing that makes or breaks your executive presence more quickly than your level of self-regulation. Think of those short-lived colleagues who…
Aug 29

Real Talk/Real Food: Being a Boss Without Being a B*tch

Do you worry about being perceived as a bitch at work? Do you want to become more assertive but worry about how others will perceive you? Are you interested in discovering ways to communicate firmly with candor and care? Real…
Jun 19

Real Talk/Real Food: Engaging in Difficult Conversations

Do you avoid having difficult conversations, or freeze up when you do? Have you looked back in regret about what you said or did not say during tough talks with your colleagues? Perhaps you’d like to have more effective tough…
Jun 13

Practicing Perspective: Life’s Curveballs vs Your Self-Regulation

If you’ve been taking on the challenges proposed through this written journey toward enhancing your emotional intelligence, I’m betting you’re already beginning to feel more capable in your life and career. My two recent articles hopefully pushed you over the…
Jun 06

Beyond Fear: Taking Self-Regulation Out For A Spin

Looking fear straight in the eye— it’s not something most of us are comfortable with, but it’s a challenge that you can realistically become comfortable with. My recent article, Escaping Gravity: The Importance of Confronting Workplace Fears And Soaring Beyond…
Apr 25

Cool Under Fire: Sketching Out The Basics of Self-Regulation

I hope you’ve been tagging along on our EQ journey through Self-Awareness this year. With just a little attention, you may have afforded yourself some valuable attributes for pulling ahead in your career, from refining your executive presence, to discovering…
Feb 28

The Most Rewarding Journey: Acquiring EQ Through Self-Awareness

Are you ready to pivot? I’m referring to switching gears from “Gettin’ Gritty” to developing the secret ingredient to a successful career and a fulfilled life. It’s known as Emotional Intelligence (EQ), and it’s the E of GRACE in the…
Feb 21

The Pivot Point: How To Recognize The Limits Of Grit In Your Career

It’s been 6 weeks of thorough Grit exploration, and I’m feeling aligned and focused on my goals and excited to be taking calculated steps towards them. I hope you’ve been inspired to do the same, and are well on your…
Jan 17

Is Your Grit Legit? The Importance Of Aligning Your Career Goals With Your Values

Some of us are born with Grit. As for the rest of us, we have to gain some Grit along our journey. But for all of us, there stands a roadblock to acquiring and maintaining Grit, and ultimately, to achieving…
Dec 13

Email & Your Mental Resilience: 4 Steps Toward Transcending The Inbox Enigma

In the grand pursuit of positive mental energy, it would often seem that we need to become the conquerors of our digital domains. This means unraveling the paradox we professionals find ourselves caught in with respect to our inboxes. There’s…