Make Your First Impression an Everyday Impression

Ann Demarais, PhD, author of First Impressions: What You Don’t Know About How Others See You has spot-on practical advice for emerging leaders. I listened to her interview on the podcast, How to Be Awesome at Your Job. Here are my 2-minute takeaways for you. Use these tips in any setting - from leading a team, to communicating with your boss, getting a new job, and even when building personal relationships. Pay close attention to your conversations. “We don’t see ourselves the way others do, so watch “blind spots” - everyone has them,” says Ann. Ask for feedback from a close co-worker or friend if you cannot self-assess. Don’t be a conversational narcissist. These are people who hijack the c

Employee Wellbeing Takes on a New Meaning

Wellbeing has taken on a whole new meaning in the workplace. The shift started when more millennials entered the workplace demanding perks and benefits that focused on them as a "whole-person." Then, Covid-19 hit and employees are dealing with a crisis which might have caused their perception of wellbeing to change even more. If companies want to stay relevant, they must adjust and adapt to this new understanding of wellbeing. Here are some Gallup statistics on employee wellbeing and what your company can do about them: Since Covid-19 hit, 37% of U.S. adults say they feel less connected to family and friends As a leader, understand your employees are going through a tough time and might miss

Getting and Keeping Everyone on the Same Page When You're Not in the Same Office

Communication is tricky right now. Some people are in the office, others are working remotely. Many people even have kids and animals sitting in their laps while they’re trying to work. How can you make sure your teams are collaborating, innovating, reaching organizational goals and supporting your culture? How can you ensure that your team members are engaging current clients and finding new ones? 1. Don’t micromanage: Even though you’re not in the same space, avoid micromanaging your team. Monitoring on-line stats or constantly asking if a task is done does not show that you trust them. Plus it’s annoying. 2. Revisit your goals: If you’ve had to adjust your goals for the quarter, make sure

Don't Make Diversity, Equity and Inclusion a Task

“You’re a racist,” said a client of mine in a meeting three years ago. This was well into my journey to learn more about my white privilege, which I knew I had, and my own racism, which I knew I did not have. After that, I caught myself assuming things about people. "That Black woman must have been raised by a single mom, my new Latino colleague must speak Spanish fluently, that Asian man I met at an event must be in high tech." I am racist. While I’m not an expert on this subject, I am willing to have conversations about racism and incorporate some things I do know about - Company Culture, Leadership, and Making Change Happen. There’s a plethora of articles on this subject written long befo

Throw Self-Doubt Out the Window

Sometimes the only thing standing in the way of you doing your best is...you. Everyone has those little voices in their head telling them they aren’t good enough or can’t do something. Confidence isn’t something that happens overnight. It takes time and practice. Here are some things you can do to change what those little voices are telling you: Keep Going - Were you awesome the first time you rode a bike, shot a basket, did a presentation, held a meeting or led a team? Probably not. But each time you did it, you improved. When you repeat something enough times, it becomes familiar enough for you to be confident in it. The more you do something, the more confident you become. Don’t give up.

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