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Are You in Your Job to Do Something, Or for Something To Do?

What is your Vision for your organization? Can you envision what the ideal and unique future is for your team? Try asking these questions of yourself: Are you in your job to do something of for something to do? What about your job is important to you, your team, your…

How to Network 101 – Some Lessons learnt

A typical networking interaction may go like this: “What do you do?” or “Tell me about your business.” What is your response? Are you prepared to answer in a way that will engage the asker, perhaps even to the point of persuading them to meet with you and ultimately purchase…

Listening… The Secret to Communication

“There is a difference between listening and waiting for your turn to speak.” — Simon Sinek My previous two posts in this Soft Skills series have been about verbal and non-verbal communications: its nature of being a “two way street,” the need for both a sender and a receiver in…

Do it – Step out of Your Comfort Zone!

  I did something this week that made me step right out of my comfort zone. I presented a live webinar. The idea of doing webinars has held no interest for me in the past, partly because I prefer being in front of an actual crowd of real people, were…

Seeing the Other Side – Influence and Persuasion

In a recent coaching conversation, a client mentioned that he always feels like he is second guessing his actions. He wondered why he was getting the sense that his messages aren’t getting across. I asked him for an example and he talked about not getting the expected responses or results…