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The Truth about Introverts

When the focus is on social scenes and types of people, we want to know what to expect. Included in this is, how many of us are introverts vs. extroverts? Today I have read from 5 different sources, 5 different percentages. In an article written in the past few months on the introvert and networking, .. read more

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On October 7th, 2011, posted in: Uncategorized by

Let’s Rehearse!

If you’re like me, you feel anxious when you haven’t had a chance to rehearse before a presentation. Your mind is constantly turning to its presentation page when you hit your pillow. You get up the next day and the alarm bells are going off that there is an issue you’ve not yet focused on. .. read more

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On September 21st, 2011, posted in: Uncategorized by 1 Comment

The Lawyer Who Didn’t Like Introducing Himself

Guess the outcome of this post’s subject. Single?Limited pipeline?Few billable hours?Out of practice? Yep, although lawyers can rely on putting in massive amounts of energy during the day, it would still be good for them to have someone to go home to. Or clients to help. Work to keep them busy, that they originated or requested .. read more

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On June 22nd, 2011, posted in: Uncategorized by

3 Reasons for Starting Mondays Well

This week I got off to a bad start, starting on Monday. I didn’t get up with my alarm, missed my time at the gym telling myself I needed a slow segue from my vacation week to my work week. Then I realized I had appts to keep. Rushing through the shower and out the .. read more

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On June 8th, 2011, posted in: Uncategorized by 1 Comment

You have to ask

Earlier this week I responded to the question, “What advice did your mother give you?” by saying, “Use your mouth. I can’t read your mind.”If you were to ask my clients, “What advice did your coach give you?” I hope they would respond, “If you want someone’s help, you have to ask for it.” This .. read more

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On May 6th, 2011, posted in: Uncategorized by

Overcoming Personal Agendas

I just finished reading a post from Geoffrey James’s blog on Sales and Marketing called, Top 10 Reasons Marketing Hates Sales. As James stated and described the challenge of each of the reasons, I had to laugh. These reasons aren’t to be pigeonholed to only Sales folks and Marketing folks. They are so true of .. read more

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On February 10th, 2011, posted in: Uncategorized by

Ice Breakers for Introverts

It’s the new year, nearing the end of the first week of business. How are you feeling about where you’re at? Some are reflecting on what profession they’re in. Or where they’re at in it. Or whether they’re taking action in effective ways that will bring them what they want. What about you? If you’re .. read more

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On January 5th, 2011, posted in: Uncategorized by

Planning is good. Preparing and Practicing are Better!

How often have we made planning a part of our personal or professional practices? I’m guessing it’s pretty common. Many business coaches help owners and executives shape their plans. All this is crucial for focused success. Structure is better than constantly being “in-the-moment” with getting things accomplished. Yet having a plan doesn’t equal execution. Nor .. read more

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On December 3rd, 2010, posted in: Uncategorized by

He Set the Tone; Team Responded

What does someone who leads with an Everything’s Black and White approach usually see from his direct reports? Yep, frustration. A client of mine knows this about himself and is actively working on his own professional development to overcome the problems that pattern brings on. A very intelligent young man, this executive has an engineering .. read more

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On November 19th, 2010, posted in: Uncategorized by

When the Butterflies are in Your Stomach, Can you Speak with Confidence?

As a performer, a presenter, someone who takes communion, someone who speaks at board meetings and someone who regularly steps into uncomfortable circumstances, I get butterflies. And because that sensation regularly takes me back to how I felt the very first time I ever took a risk, at first, I begin to feel nauseous. And .. read more

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On September 28th, 2010, posted in: Uncategorized by