The Google Effect and the Brand You Opportunity

January 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Google changed everything. After the Internet changed everything. Back in 2008, when I was teaching at ECU, I had this light bulb moment that my students could now Google everything, or almost everything that was being taught in higher ed except knowledge gained by personal experience. Never before has infinite information and knowledge been so […]


Stronger Words for Quiet High Achievers

January 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Probably you’re a high achiever precisely because you don’t chatter a lot. No worries. Quiet people can have higher impact with stronger words. Here’s a quick-start guide for using strong words to make your boss look good and get some attention for your amazing results. How to use this? Easy. When you run into the […]


Give Your Boss Constructive Feedback and Keep Your Head Attached

January 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Okay, so not everyone who criticizes their boss suffers the fate of Cicero, who was executed after being declared a public enemy by Antony. Perhaps he should have made his comments privately.  Don’t think it’s impossible to communicate upward just because of the unusual number of Korean Air plane crashes, attributed to co-pilots not feeling empowered […]


Cheers! 17 Things I Wish for You in 2017

December 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Are things a bit more calm for you today? I love this week of quiet. In anticipation of an extraordinary New Year, here are 17 things I wish for you in this next trip around the sun. (Links to recommended articles are in parentheses.) 1. May you choose a one-word theme to inspire you next year. (Powerful […]


No More Boring Presentations in 2017! Get the FREE handbook

December 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

  That presentation would be so much better…if only it were longer. …. said No One Ever. Most presentations at work bore you to tears because they have nothing interesting going on. The presenter was far too important, busy or perhaps blissfully unaware to make the message more engaging to you. This is not a new […]