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What is the Exact Moment You Become a Person of Influence?

It’s when you finally become CEO, right? I mean, isn’t that what the world seems to teach us? In our CEO-centric existence, it is the CEO who makes the most important decisions and is the center of the circle of influence for any organization. Well, I can tell you the...

Some Words We Should Ban from Business Speak

The mission is not easy. We want to find the perfect word or words to describe our skill set. Then we are told certain words attract the attention of recruiters or customers. That combination of factors turns us into a bunch of same-sounding robots spewing similar...

How to Act Around Famous People

Crew members on Steve Harvey’s TV shows were supposedly told they were not to talk to or bother Mr. Harvey. Similar stories I’ve heard go back to Dick Clark’s production company, where crew members were apparently told not to make eye contact with Dick unless he was...

What is the Best Way to Handle Networking Follow-Up?

      There is a delicate balancing act in networking. You don’t want to appear too eager – as if you had nothing better to do – while also following up in a way that shows you are thoughtful and attentive. So, what does that look like? Perhaps you have a pile of...

What Do We Portray by How We Dress and Why It Matters

Perhaps this is a question which rarely crosses your mind. Or, as a leader, employer or HR professional, maybe this thought hasn’t come to you quite this way. Here’s the question: What do we portray when we head out the door? Are we putting on clothes that are a good...