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How to Revamp Your Professional Image


Recently we covered how to dress with confidence at work. It’s not a frivolous topic; your confidence is directly tied to your performance. It’s part of what people notice first about you. Of course, you have to have great skills and good ideas, but your image is also a critical part of how you’re perceived … Continue reading

Learning to Dance


Each conversation is a dance that we discover as it unfolds, with its own rhythm, flavor, flow. The pleasure we and our partners derive from this dance will depend in no small measure on how well we improvise, moment by moment, phrase by phrase, instinct by instinct. And yes— on how well we talk! Continue reading

Holiday Notes


It’s the most wonderful time of the year,  at least according to Andy Williams. For some of us, not so much. Here’s a list of resources to help you navigate the holiday season at work or in your job hunt. Continue reading

Become More Charismatic


I’ve been sharing tips from Charlie Houpert, the 20-something author of Charisma on Command: Inspire, Impress, and Energize Everyone You Meet . He has a formula for “taking your confidence and charisma to the next level in the situations where you need it the most.” Houpert has some actionable tips for becoming more charismatic. Here … Continue reading

Charisma on Command: Building Conviction


[Charismatic people] are simply displaying conviction through every physical method possible.  Eye contact, tonality, flinching, muscle tension, breathing and myriads more.  They are so minute that we don’t consciously pick up on them as an observer.  But our subconscious processes them all and provides us with a feeling: “He’s lying,” or “He’s telling the truth.”” Continue reading

Sympathy Won’t Help You


Brené Brown is a researcher who has specialized in studying shame for most of her career. Her recent book, I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn’t): Making the Journey from “What Will People Think?” to “I Am Enough” covers the topic of shame and how to develop resilience. She writes about how empathy … Continue reading

Seth Godin’s Five Contributors


Seth Godin invests a lot of thought into what makes a workplace great. He recently posted a piece on what he considers to be five essential roles on a team. He writes: “Each one matters, each is intentional, each comes with effort, preparation and reward.” He goes on to say: “I’m not describing job titles, … Continue reading