Who loves tough conversations? You know, the ones where you tell someone that his behavior is unacceptable and you want it to change. The ones that you’ve put off having forever because you’re afraid you’ll lose it, either screaming or crying (a big … [Read more...] about How to turn a confrontation into a win-win conversation
A coaching client came to me recently, saying she needed help negotiating with her boss for certain considerations. Glad to help! Women have a hard time negotiating for what they want for a variety of reasons. Chief among those reasons: They feel … [Read more...] about Are you focused on the right thing?
Do any of us really know how talented we are? One thing I’ve learned over the years is that we women consistently underestimate our skills and abilities. Take the tech geek who has a unique talent for speaking in plain English in a way that even our … [Read more...] about How to uncover your secret talents
Do you have employees you just flat out don’t understand? Consider the business manager who was trying to increase retail sales, a small sideline to her core business. She came up with a great plan -- or so she thought -- to encourage competition … [Read more...] about From the business coach: How to motivate anyone
Three of life’s lessons: Not everyone will like you. You will not like everyone. You’ll have to deal with them anyway. How, exactly, do you get along with people you don’t like? It’s simple, although I would by lying if I said it was especially … [Read more...] about Pro coaching tips: How to deal with people you don’t like
Business people know the basics of sexual harassment in the workplace: Don't demand sex from your employees. Don't display pornographic materials in the building. Don't fondle your workers. Don't base employment decisions on sex – or … [Read more...] about Sexual harassment on the job: What you don’t know can hurt you