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 …

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 …

ALL-TERRAIN COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Grow Your Career & Team’s Success

There are many technically competent people in the workplace, but there appears to be a shortage of people with a good foundation of soft skills. A recent survey reveals 92% of leaders say their employees need stronger soft skills to compete in today’s marketplace. It is true that solid communication skills and empathy skills are …

THE PRESENTING HALL OF SHAME: 3 Things Engaging Presenters Avoid

Engaging presenters have an unfair advantage. They stand out! They are memorable and more influential than others. Attention spans are shrinking and people who can hold your attention with a compelling presentation simply have more influence! You look forward to their presentations, because you know they will share something worthwhile. They can make even boring material seem interesting. …