Communication

Jan 18

OfficeHours: 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? During…
Dec 21

OfficeHours: The Art of Offering Feedback

Essential to the career maximization of your reports is maintaining an accurate assessment of each individual’s progress by perpetually identifying areas of opportunity and the need for improvement. Translation: The only way professionals can achieve their full potential is through…
Nov 28

Real Talk/Real Food: Creating Boundaries At Work

Are you typically overwhelmed with your workload? Silly question, I know. Who isn’t overwhelmed by their workload these days? Okay, here are some better questions: How much of the work you do fails to further your goals or the expectations…
Nov 16

OfficeHours: Empathy: A Critical Driver of Workplace Performance

Research done by DDI (Development Dimensions International) found that empathy, which is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another, is a “critical driver of overall performance” for management. Yet empathy isn’t taught or even evaluated in the…
Oct 24

Real Talk/Real Food: Brainwashing Yourself To Success

As it turns out, the biggest roadblock to career success is sitting between your ears. It’s your own mind! This marvel of nature, which is perhaps the most complex and efficient tool in the universe, also has the tendency to…
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…
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…
Oct 09

Clever Conversation: The Positive Effects of Social Skills on Office Culture

After months of exploring the nooks and crannies of Emotional Intelligence, it’s time to tie up this concept into a neat little package. To do so, I’ll attempt to emulate an admired college professor’s talent of pulling themes through. This…
Sep 26

Real Talk/Real Food: Creating Boundaries at Work

Are you typically overwhelmed with your workload? Who isn’t overwhelmed by their workload these days? Okay, here are some more specific questions: How much of the work you do fails to further your goals or the expectations of your role?…
Sep 03

OfficeHours: The Art of Offering Feedback

Essential to the career maximization of your reports is maintaining an accurate assessment of each individual’s progress by perpetually identifying areas of opportunity and the need for improvement. Translation: The only way professionals can achieve their full potential is through…