Tips

Guidelines for Leaders who Shrink from Straight Talk

I have been shaped in part by uncomfortable moments of feedback, haven’t you?  I’ve had some help overcoming obstacles like procrastinating over the things I don’t enjoy and always being five minutes late because of straight talk from mentors along the way. Last week we talked about the reluctance of leaders to offer employees helpful, authentic feedback, despite […] Read more

Seven Tips for Increasing Engagement During Q & A

The most over-looked portion of a meeting or presentation is our old friend the “Q & A.”  Today, meet “Gloria” and “Charles” who handled high-stakes presentations entirely differently from each other. Note the level of engagement and commitment they each garnered from the same audience. Presenters who want the audience to “keep up” “Any questions? Okay, that’s it. Enjoy the rest […] Read more

What Does Your Posture Say About You?

Your posture sends a message. Standing tall with shoulders back generates positive energy that supports wellness and allows you to open your heart to others. On the other hand, closed postures–slouching, sagging, leaning away, self-wrapping, head hanging, tense hands, tense jaw and turning away–carry negative energy. Notice your postures throughout the day. When you notice you are […] Read more