intrapersonal communication

Now is the time to enhance a priority skill

You need to have strong writing and research skills for your law practice. You also need to feel confident about your abilities to speak up. So while you take CLE’s in best practices for writing and research, consider this: What are you doing to boost your public speaking skills? If you want to make the .. read more

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Practice People Management

A relatively young client of mine amazes me with his ability to address and manage his employees. Recently he shared his experience handling an accountability issue. Quickly after a circumstance happened regarding broken follow-through, he addressed the employees separately and called them on their breach. A good guy with decent rapport-building skills, he did not .. read more

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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

You can handle it

We have  only so much time. And of the time we have, we prefer to do those things we enjoy or had planned. Putting the BIG rocks in first, time management experts would say. Even when they are things we don’t enjoy but need to be done. Quite often things come at us that disrupt .. read more

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Affirm Who You Are

Many business leaders and coaches will tell you to focus on the goals you set, follow through with the initiatives you’re using to reach them and track your results. This is good advice. On top of that – and in addition, is the need for the introvert to affirm who they are. “I am personable, .. read more

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On February 3rd, 2012, posted in: intrapersonal communication, motivation by 2 Comments

What you intend, you attract

It’s Friday morning – the best work day for most of us, for we see the end in sight. Chances are good it’s easier to get out of bed this morning than other days through the week. When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Someone about to plod through the day? Someone .. read more

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On October 21st, 2011, posted in: intent, intrapersonal communication, Self Value by

Lawyers take note – our biggest flaw

Everything I coach I have personally needed to develop in – and to a degree, still need. Whether that is public speaking, interpersonal performance or intrapersonal behavior. So when I speak of our biggest flaw, I definitely include myself in the assertion. We get in the way of ourselves far too often. Of all things, .. read more

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Merri’s Tips – Part 9

 50. Remember your manners. It seems when we are tired, worn out or challenged by things in daily life, our manners get forgotten. Recall what you learned in kindergarten about being nice, friendly and personable. 51. Choose those times when manners aren’t needed. Whether you’re being bullied or physically attacked, manners will get you no place. .. read more

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Merri’s Tips – Part 8

47. Take care of yourself. Instead of saying yes to everyone who needs assistance, decide in advance what type of things to say yes to, how many at one time, and then you’ll learn the art of saying No. It can sound like this:“I am already committed to ‘x amount’ of things and feel it .. read more

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On July 13th, 2011, posted in: interpersonal skills, intrapersonal communication by

Merri’s Tips – Part 6

40. Shape the voice in your head first thing in the morning. Otherwise, you will wine about getting out of bed, forget what you’re so good at, procrastinate on using your abilities and forget why your life is so good. Shaping the voice in your head refers to remembering your value, what makes you unique and .. read more

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