Strategic Positioning

Mar 14

Social Intimacy Part II: The Obstacles Between You & Workplace Trust

Think for a moment about your idea of trustworthiness. Which attributes do you require in your colleagues to consider them trustworthy? What qualities do you strive to exhibit to communicate your own trustworthiness to others? Before you settle on definitive…
Mar 07

Social Intimacy: A Sure Bet For Achieving Workplace Trust

Who knew the simple word “trust” had such a complex, multifaceted connotation?! I began to suspect it after studying Maister’s Trust Equation, which has gone on to become one of my trusty templates for helping clients develop their brands. As…
Feb 28

Reliability: An Action That Truly DOES Speak Louder Than Words

In pondering the Trust Equation, one discovers that words are indispensable for building workplace trust. Words can make the difference between inclusion and exclusion on the part of the listener, and can define the credibility of the speaker. Also crucial…
Feb 10

Virtual Workshop: Your Self-Tailored Business Development Execution Part II

After last January’s webinar participants were able to create a 12-step business development strategy. Now it’s time to execute! DRIVEN founder Deborah Goldstein will walk you through strategies to explore opportunities, to meet with prospects, and to develop authentic approaches…
Jan 24

Setting The Corporate Example: The Importance of Building Trust Among The Home Team

From the perspective of leadership or management, the most progressive outlook you can foster is the acknowledgment that your employees are your greatest assets. Think of it: In line-item terms, you have the most invested in them. On a more…
Jan 13

Virtual Workshop: Your Self-Tailored Business Development Plan – Part I

Are you in professional services? An entrepreneur? Now that we’ve entered the era of relationships, the way we bring in business and create value for our company is through business development. And you know what that means: Those of us…
Jan 10

The Corporate Game Plan: Taking Real Steps To “Evolutionize” Your Firm in The 21st Century

“And finally, many firms do not have a game plan in place to set stress-eliminating practices into motion.” -From DRIVEN’s article “Preventing A Workplace Disease”, July 2016 Six months ago, I launched an article series introducing an important topic that…
Sep 28

Coming To Terms: A Macro Perspective on The Importance of Soft Skills

Soft skills: They’re universal. Why is this so essential to understand and act upon as a boss or manager? Well, as you may have learned in my September 2016 article introducing you to the stress-averse workplace of the 21st century,…
May 24

A Smoother Operator You Will Never See: Superwoman Rosalie Mandel

In an age when professional women are still struggling to get noticed in their careers, sometimes it takes more than just being great at your job to pull ahead. But it takes a truly ardent individual to lead the charge…
Dec 09

Professional Strategy Session: Learn To Maximize Corporate Meetings

Have you ever attended a less-than-effective meeting at work? How about a meeting where you were cut off, or were intimidated to speak up in the first place? Famous for being hexed by disorganization, complaints, animosity and interruption, work-related meetings…