listening

Nov 06

Chit-Chat Credentials: Sharpening Your Social Skills with Two Distinct Listening Styles

Listening is a communications staple and should be utilized more than 50% of the time during conversations. But just knowing this doesn’t seem to guarantee we’ll act on it. For example, I laughed out loud when a colleague once confessed…
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 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…
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…
Aug 21

“You’re Not Alone.”: Why Practicing Empathy Requires Going Inward

Understanding the components of empathy and how they connect us emotionally and intellectually is a distinguished exercise in emotional intelligence. Putting empathy into practice is a whole different ballgame and is a true accomplishment for those of us who can…
Jul 10

I Feel Your Pain: An Empathetic How-To For Today’s Professionals

Workplace harmony depends upon some specific EQ tenets, not the least of which is the ability of colleagues to Empathize with one another. Such Empathy is the root of inclusion and is essential for creating trust— without which there is…
Jan 26

EQ Wallops IQ: Real Workplace Success Stories

Let’s just own the fact that women face unique challenges within corporate culture. The response from DRIVEN Professionals is an action-oriented solution known as GRACE In The WorkplaceTM. This signature series of workshops and coaching draws upon neuroscience and progressive…
Dec 01

Maximizing Your Holiday By Networking

Holiday time will soon be upon us. Get ready for some professional socializing! Although you may prefer holiday shopping, hanging out with friends or reading a good book under a fuzzy blanket to welcome winter, networking during the holidays might…
Oct 27

How to Authentically Bring Your Whole Self to Work

Let’s just own the fact that women face unique challenges within corporate culture. The response from DRIVEN Professionals is an action-oriented solution known as GRACE In The WorkplaceTM. This signature series of workshops and coaching draws upon neuroscience and progressive…