The Power of the Pause

The Power of the Pause

The Power of the Pause   My five-year-old burst through the door one day, calling out, “Guess what, Mama! GUESS WHAT we found in the backyard!!!!” “What?” I asked. But she refused to say. “What is it?” Again, she didn’t answer. She covered her mouth and ran back...
How to Get People to Open Up

How to Get People to Open Up

How to Get People to Open Up As a coach, I can do my job a whole lot better when my clients feel comfortable sharing themselves with me. But I’m not the only one. You need this skill, too. Whether you’re an HR manager interviewing a job candidate, an attorney...
Cultivate the Three Elements of Trust

Cultivate the Three Elements of Trust

Cultivate the Three Elements of Trust Human interactions rely on trust. We constantly gauge others and try to determine “friend or foe?” from the first second we’re introduced. Others constantly assess us, too. The “Trust Meter” rises and falls throughout specific...
Power Poses: Science or Snake Oil?

Power Poses: Science or Snake Oil?

Power Poses: Science or Snake Oil?   Have you heard of “power poses”? Between Amy Cuddy’s TED talk (one of the top 20 viewed TED talks of all time), her book called Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges, numerous parodies and all the...