RESTORING WORKPLACE RELATIONSHIPS: 5 Things to Know About Forgiveness

How many times in your career have you dealt with someone who deceived, slandered or offended you at work? When these things happen, should you confront them? An even better question – should you forgive them? If you don’t forgive, how will it harm you, your team and even your career? The question of forgiveness …

3 Ways Media Training Can Boost Your Career (even non-spokespersons)

The military has a reputation for taking undisciplined recruits and turning them into highly disciplined men and women. Discipline and focus on the battle field can save your life. Similarly, good media training brings discipline to how you think and communicate in the workplace; it can provide the right boost for your team and career. …

EMPLOYEE TOWN HALL MEETINGS – 3 Easy Ways to Spice Them Up!

Could you imagine a day when your employee town hall meetings are all the rage? Could you imagine there being so much buzz that you actually feel excitement in the air? Is this even possible? It could be for those who are willing to rethink and reinvent their town hall meeting formats. Today, leaders are …

RISK ASSESSMENTS – The Eruption of #MeToo Crises

2018 will be remembered as the year when the #MeToo movement hit the accelerator and began outing toxic corporate cultures lurking in the heart of many high-powered organizations. The movement is shaking up Corporate America, and waking up leaders to the new #MeToo crisis reality. CEOs, HR, Legal, PR and other leaders can use the …

WOMEN RISING: The #1 Secret of This Leader’s Power

Years before Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg issued the call for female leaders to assert themselves in her best seller Lean In, Sarah Vasquez was already at the table. Sarah has made her mark as one of the few prominent women in leadership with two major corporations: first, as Senior Vice President of Westfield Corporation in Los Angeles, where …

CRISIS MANAGEMENT LESSONS – From The Crisis Judge

Crisis Management Judgments Effective crisis management and leadership is about making the best judgments possible in the midst of chaos. Harris County Judge, Ed Emmett, has been in the hot seat many times as the crisis leader for the nation’s third most populous county. Judge Emmett was at the helm last year when Hurricane Harvey slammed into Texas …

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION SKILLS – 20 Ways To Spot Good Communicators

The Communication Skills Drought – My sisters are scrambling this year as they deal with a challenging drought at the family ranch. Checking weather apps on their cell phones has become as much a part of their daily routines as checking on the cattle and horses. Many organizations are also dealing with a severe drought–a drought …

EMOTIONS & CRISIS RESPONSE: How Emotions Can Sink Brands

Crisis Response: The Role of Emotions Branson emergency response officials have been in crisis response mode for days since a Duck Boat full of tourists sank during a storm. The tragedy claimed 17 lives and the Coast Guard has finally recovered the water-logged boat from its resting place at the bottom of Table Rock Lake outside …