attitude

A Week of Miracles

In Christian beliefs and traditions, this is a week of miracles. Thousands of years ago humanity was given a gift that proves we don’t have to be good enough. In a few days we will once again celebrate God sending Jesus from heaven to earth to save us from our imperfections. But the miracles are not over. .. read more

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On December 21st, 2015, posted in: affirmation, attitude, behavior, Breaking down barriers, Uncategorized by

Open for Business? Prove it by Doing This.

Ever show up at work thinking you’ll just stay at your desk doing passive tasks (research, writing, planning, etc.) and then realize you actually have to show up as though you are OPEN for business? I just returned from a 10-day vacation and thought I had the whole day today to transition back into business. You .. read more

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On August 11th, 2015, posted in: attitude, business, communication coach, introvert, purpose, recharge by

Can listeners SEE your value?

Our message is not only what we say, but how we say it. Verbally and non-verbally. What do listeners remember after you walk away? Last week you may have read my post about how to ensure people do remember you, recognizing that distraction and forgetfulness is part of life. This week, let’s address the core barrier .. read more

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Lacking Motivation? Training can inspire!

Do you remember why you entered your profession? If you’re an attorney, you may have had the grand desire to make a difference. And once you entered your practice, you may have learned the difference you want to make is bill more hours make partner live the life you want Whatever you’re interested in making .. read more

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Warning: Don’t offer leadership trainings until you read this

Do you require public speaking workshops in your leadership programs? You should. According to Mind Tools, leaders need public speaking skills: “Even if you don’t need to make regular presentations in front of a group, there are plenty of situations where good public speaking skills can help you advance your career and create opportunities. For .. read more

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The Biggest Training Void in the Law Professsion

In the 5 years I have been supporting the attorney profession, I have noticed there is something commonly overlooked with regards to professional development. The biggest void in professional skill development for attorneys is in an area that ranks in the top 3 needs of their profession. Of course they need to research – they .. read more

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What it takes to polish a skill

Many of us grew up in an era when persons in authority were quick to teach us to keep our nose to the grindstone. In essence, we were taught to apply ourselves conscientiously to our work if we wanted to be good at it. An introvert, I appreciate conscientiousness. I like having time to think things .. read more

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Is your confidence stronger today than yesterday?

Mondays we are generally slower and less-disciplined than other work days, for one, because we may have used the weekend for rest. “What is at rest stays at rest”, my in-laws reminded me while I was on vacation with them. So our “at rest” mind and body needs an extra surge to get going again. .. read more

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On March 25th, 2014, posted in: action, attitude, breakthrough, confidence by

The Myth about Minding Your Own Business

“Don’t bother me” “Solve your own problems” “Don’t tell me what to do” When I think of the phrase, Mind your own business, I recall hearing it on the playground when, after seeing someone cowering around a corner by themselves, approaching them to see if they were okay. The remark came from embarassment, maybe guilt, .. read more

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On January 20th, 2014, posted in: anxiety, asking for help, attitude, business, perspective by

Absolute language – remove it.

Ever felt unfairly judged or left out? If you’re like most of us, your answer is “yes.” If so, you may recall memories of childhood time at recess, in the school cafeteria or in neighborhood games. Perhaps someone else was chosen before you, or in some cases, you may have even been chosen last. Perhaps folks .. read more

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On August 26th, 2013, posted in: attitude, behavior, confidence, language by