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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Signs you need coaching

There are some universal needs most of us can agree we need, and one of these includes getting neutral constructive feedback. Do we want this? Many times we do and are motivated for it. But sometimes we resist this type of feedback, let alone a relationship with someone designed to regularly give it to us. .. read more

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Dare to let your dreams become urgent

Walt Disney first thought there could be a better amusement park. Before long he started to think he should build it. He had a dream, didn’t let it go, and when he saw the urgency he did something about it. That’s when he shifted from vision to mission. Dare like Disney 1. Decide your dream .. read more

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On January 29th, 2013, posted in: action, business development, career, fear of failure, get it done by

Why Working With the Best is Such a Treat

Yesterday I had the honor of coaching judges on their presentation skills at the Ohio Supreme Court. What a humbling, career-energizing experience this was for me! I have told many audiences – including yesterday’s – that I enjoy coaching presenters of two types: those who are the top 20% of speakers in an organization, especially .. read more

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On October 26th, 2012, posted in: action, attitude, behavior, career, coaching, trust by

Finding Balance – Reality or Ideal?

Last night I attended an insightful event sponsored by the Ohio Women’s Bar  Association on work/life balance. I came away from this event with some new ways to stretch my own thinking as well as with a sense that balance can only be defined by each of us, and with that, is only going to .. read more

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On August 11th, 2012, posted in: boundaries, career, clarity, intrapersonal communication by

Merri’s Tips – Part 1

Thanks to Frank Ramos’ blog on what he has learned in life, I will also be putting out a few remarks about my own experiences, as it translates into tips for the reader. 1. If you haven’t decided what you want to be yet when you grow up, start paying attention to what revves you .. read more

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On May 19th, 2011, posted in: career, Frank Ramos, influences, Merri Bame, tips by