4 Things People Want from Leaders

4 Things People Want from Leaders

4 Things People Want from Leaders Leadership is a way of life. When you lead your own life, you demonstrate leadership traits. Others notice, and often you’ll find yourself in a leadership position, whether you sought one or not. Sure, not everyone in a leadership...
Authenticity vs. Confidence

Authenticity vs. Confidence

Authenticity vs. Confidence You know you need to exude confidence: perhaps you have a big presentation, a difficult conversation, or an interview coming up. Yet, you’re nervous. How do you reconcile these two realities? In any interaction, the higher the stakes or the...
3 Common Communication Pitfalls

3 Common Communication Pitfalls

3 Common Communication Pitfalls (and how to avoid them)   No one is a perfect communicator. Not me. Not you. In the best of times, communication pitfalls can lead to breakdowns. In times of crisis when emotions run high, the effects of bad habits are amplified....
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...