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Getting to YES: How to Make Your Pitch Perfect

megaphone pitch

Looking for your perfect elevator pitch? Perusing the New York Times one Sunday morning, I mused for a mo­ment about an ad for a Knife Coach (for those short on cooking abilities), a Life Coach (just in case you’re missing life skills) and a Wantologist (to help you figure out what you want). Who knew? …

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It’s Turkey Time! 3 Ways to Cure Holiday Distraction

shopping bags-with woman holding them

Are you suffering from a little holiday distraction? I don’t know about you, but it’s easy enough to get diverted during the holiday season. If you’ve been shopping (even in the grocery store) lately,  you know what I mean-this is the time of year everyone (including me) marvels at how the year just seemed to …

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Got Office Sharks? 8 Tactics to Outswim Them

office politics

You know the scenario: You’re presenting an important proposal to your company’s executive team when you realize the theme from “Jaws” is buzzing in your head. Somehow, the office shark has done it again. He has managed to both put down your idea – in front of your colleagues, no less – and get the …

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It’s a whole new (leadership) world!


What a pleasure working with this talented leadership group in Mumbai, India!  

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Need a killer meeting? 7 strategies you can use

Do you dread the thought of going into yet another meeting? You’re not alone. Even the most seasoned executives feel their stomachs clench at the prospect of a challenging meeting. No matter how many (or how few) participants you have, just getting everyone on the same page at the same time can be a major …

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