Invest Today for Richly Rewarding Future Returns

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May 12, 2015
Invest Today for Richly Rewarding Future Returns

One reason that I have found success in business is that I am careful about how I spend my money, and I think that you are, too. Who has extra money to throw around or spend frivolously? But as Warren Buffett said, “Nobody goes broke as long as they are making a profit.” Make investments…

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Fuel Executive Leadership with Speech & Presentation Mastery

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April 28, 2015
Fuel Executive Leadership with Speech & Presentation Mastery

Let me share four great tips for organizing your presentations and speeches. Instead of visualizing yourself getting up and making a big, important speech, think about whether you could be cool and confident just introducing someone else who is going to speak. My guess is that you would not find that intimidating, because it’s not…

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Positive Mindset for Phenomenal Leadership Results

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April 14, 2015
Positive Mindset for Phenomenal Leadership Results

Listen to the podcast Recently I had the honor of meeting Dr. Martin Seligman, author of Learned Optimism. He was speaking on his unique concept of psychological well-being, which he refers to by the acronym PERMA. The PERMA model he developed identifies five of the most essential elements of mindset and wellness. Let’s take a…

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Utilize 3 Keys to Predictable Promotions

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March 31, 2015
Utilize 3 Keys to Predictable Promotions

Listen to the podcast Here are three incredible keys to career acceleration that we should all keep in the forefront of our vision and in the daily toolkit of our executive presence development. #1 PERSPECTIVE I love when I’m working with a client and gain insight into how they think and how they view their…

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Are You a Leader Who Grows Beyond Challenges?

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March 18, 2015
Are You a Leader Who Grows Beyond Challenges?

Listen to the podcast Too many of our leaders think that dealing with headaches is the name of the game, and their whole mindset is based on reacting to problems. I want you to think differently and make your developmental growth and that of those around you your main challenge. Are You Your Biggest Adversary?…

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Do You Have Dynamic Leadership Confidence?

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March 17, 2015
Do You Have Dynamic Leadership Confidence?

Listen to the podcast Listen to more podcasts on iTunes I would have to say that confidence is the most important characteristic needed today to enrich executive presence and be perceived as a promotable leader. Sure, you have to be competent. But you also have to support those credentials with persuasive confidence to project your…

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New Fuel for Your Leadership Confidence

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March 10, 2015
New Fuel for Your Leadership Confidence

Try igniting a fire without any oxygen and you’ll see what it’s like to try to rally the team for greater productivity and performance without leadership confidence. You won’t have any persuasive power because leadership confidence is the contagious charisma that incites and ignites the passions of others to give you their best. 3 Ways…

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Leverage Passion into Profit

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March 5, 2015
Leverage Passion into Profit

Everyone knows that if you do what you love you will find your career more rewarding, and you’ll likely find more success. But too often what we start out wanting to do in life changes. Our curiosity wanes. We lose interest or that feeling that we are fulfilling a greater purpose with deeper meaning. Then…

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3 Public Speaking Pitfalls that Deflate Executive Presence

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February 4, 2015
3 Public Speaking Pitfalls that Deflate Executive Presence

Did you know that one of the most important features of a movie actor is their voice? Actors are almost always great at public speaking. Watch iconic actors in classic movies. You’ll notice that they each have a remarkable vocal presence. Think Sidney Poitier, Cary Grant, Katherine Hepburn, Al Pacino, Morgan Freeman, or Lauren Bacall….

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Coaching to Aggressively Mine Top Leadership Value

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January 27, 2015
Coaching to Aggressively Mine Top Leadership Value

If you want to be viewed as an exceptionally gifted leader, here’s a tip. Just focus on ways to take what you’ve been handed and make it more valuable. Take what looks like a chunk of dull stone and expose the right characteristics while polishing the various facets. Voila! You can transform a diamond in…

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Top 5 Executive Presence Communication Tips

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January 21, 2015
Top 5 Executive Presence Communication Tips

I wanted to share with you my “Top 5” list of valuable executive presence tips that I routinely share with my private clients. So let’s dive right in! Plan Ahead Always outline your presentation well ahead of time. Memorize that outline or sequence of connected ideas. Then tick off each talking point one by one…

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