Executive Presence

Oct 08

Drop The Judgment: A Look At Why We Assume, and How We Can Change

Once a person’s brain slips into judgment mode, their curiosity is doomed. The real power is in the choice to suspend judgment and let curiosity thrive. In my recent article The Right Way To Be Wrong: Releasing Judgment, Assumptions, &…
Oct 01

The Right Way To Be Wrong: Releasing Judgment, Assumptions, & Conclusions

2019 has been the year of “Release”! Each month, you are invited to intentionally cut loose what no longer serves you, and then re-lease helpful perspectives, protocols, practices and habits. The reward? How does living a more fulfilled and less…
Feb 26

Deeper Insight: Your Confidence and Impostor Syndrome Resource Links

If January was DRIVEN’s month to tackle Perfectionism, then February has clearly been about Confidence. I hope you’ve been with us every step of the way during this exploration, and that you’ve discovered an outlook or two that have enhanced…
Dec 26

DRIVEN’s Best Blog Articles of 2018, Part 2

Last week, we gave you a sampling of some of our most informative blog articles of the year (if you missed it, link to it HERE). Today, we’re back with four more significant DRIVEN posts from 2018, each offering advice,…
Dec 04

Self-Check Strategies: How To Make Feedback Sessions Work for YOU

Formal workplace feedback can be a tough nut to crack. Considering the contrasting perspectives of the givers and receivers of feedback, the amount of openness to ideas can vary, as can the trust factor between the parties. In my recent…
Oct 30

Snap Out of It!: How Being In-Trance Can Distort Our Social Skills

Because I’m an advocate of full transparency, I must make a confession: I felt a bit like Captain Obvious this month, using the DRIVEN blog to detail the importance of our culturally-embedded social skills….you know, those interactions of professionalism that…
Oct 23

The Eyes Have It: Refining Your Social Skills Through Appropriate Eye Contact

In order to engage with colleagues professionally and effectively, it’s crucial to eliminate any preoccupations with or insecurities about our own communication techniques. Having a solid handle on our social skills in the workplace assures those communications go smoothly, and…
Oct 16

Put‘er There: The Social Skills Behind Our Most Common of Greetings

Since human relationships are directly tied to culture, it makes sense that refined social skills are vital for a healthy work environment. Culture dictates our sense of safety and acceptance, which directly impacts workplace productivity and engagement. In my recent…
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…
Mar 14

Going One Step Deeper: How Executive Presence Hinges On Self-Awareness

I hope you’re taking advantage of the discovery that Self-Awareness is a two-step process. As you may have read in my recent article Know Thyself: Laying The Groundwork For Genuine Self-Awareness, being physically self-aware is a prerequisite of sorts for…