Productivity & Life Balance

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Love Notes to Share With Your Valentine

Those of you who routinely follow my blog know that I typically write about business topics: leadership communication, executive presence, sales presentations, business writing, and book writing and publishing.  But since we’re celebrating love this week with Valentine’s Day, I’m turning to personal relationships at home. Maintaining rewarding love relationships is both difficult and important. I’d [...]

6 Steps to Hire and Keep Top Leaders on Your Team

No one doubts the impact of great leaders to an organization’s overall success. The challenge seems to be finding them, growing them, cloning them, and keeping them. Miss any of these steps and your organization eventually sees gaps in its bench strength. 6 Steps to Hire: Fine-tune your interviewing process Far too many hiring managers [...]

How to Handle a Know-It-All

Know-it-alls walk the halls at every level—from the basement to the executive floor. It’s not their title or expertise that’s the problem. Most everyone welcomes helpful information or experience when solving a problem or seeking innovative ideas. The know-it-all label comes from a person’s communication style and attitude—that is, the manner in which their expertise [...]

10 Communication Productivity Tips for the New Year

Communication shouldn’t be that difficult. After all, you do it almost every waking hour. If you’re not on social media, you’re on the phone. If you’re not on the phone, you’re texting. If you’re not texting, you’re emailing . If you’re not emailing, you’re writing a proposal. But something that we do so frequently can [...]

20 Communication Habits That Will Either Build or Kill Your Marriage

The holiday season is the time of year that things turn romantic. If that’s not happening in your relationship, consider these habits that either kill or build your marriage. Then begin to contemplate how you might change things as you move into the new year. How to Kill Your Marriage Don’t talk about things that [...]

4 Signs You Need to Power Down for a Tech Detox

According to a PEW poll, 90 percent of the world’s smartphone users say their phone is their “constant companion.” And 96 percent say they “rarely” or “never” power down.  Social media experts insist that you have to post every single day to be considered “active” on your chosen platform. Yet for all this connection, real [...]