Who Are You Talking About?

Who Are You Talking About?

Watch here.   What do we need to know about you and the work you do? It’s a question worth pondering before every meeting, conference, or job interview. And notice, please, that the question is not “What do you need to tell us about you and the work you do?”...
Who too?

Who too?

Listen to the audio version of this post here.   Stop the presses! Apparently, there’s some sexism in the broadcasting business. You’re not really surprised, are you? Big front page story in the Chicago Tribune: “Women in Chicago radio call out ‘toxic and sexist’...
What Makes You Different?

What Makes You Different?

Listen to the audio version of this post here.   You know what I always say: Life is show prep. When I was a talk show host, that meant the fodder for tonight’s program often came from what went on in my life today. Who said what? What did I see or hear? What...
Manage Your Virtual Energy

Manage Your Virtual Energy

Listen to the audio version of this post here.   Maybe you’ve seen this in one of those ubiquitous virtual meetings. You’re watching someone talking on Zoom or Teams or WebEx; they’re getting intense about what they’re saying. Maybe they care deeply about the...
Can We Stay Focused?

Can We Stay Focused?

Listen to the audio version of this post here.   I’m not asking you to follow me down a rabbit hole. Instead, I’m back from that tortuous trip with an urgent question for you. It all started, as thought-journeys sometimes do, with a New York Times article. Bret...
Spin The Spotlight Around

Spin The Spotlight Around

Listen to the audio version of this post here.   You hear people talk about how much they need to tell their story. It’s burning in them, this experience they had, and they’re driven to share it with the world. It’s such a relief to stop keeping it all bottled up...