LAWYERS AND ACCOUNTANTS ARE A DIME A DOZEN

I bet that got your attention, didn’t it?  But it’s the truth.  The Wall Street Journal reported in 2012 that 45,000 students graduated law school that year, and there were only 28,000 open positions.  Our accountant readers can figure the math here. Read more

YOU CAN DO IT ALL … OR CAN YOU?

Whenever I’m training and coaching a group of managers, one of the biggest challenges we talk about is delegating tasks.  Almost no one seems comfortable with it.  You all know you have to do it if you ever expect your children to recognize you when you walk in the door. Yet we’re all so resistant to it.  Here are the top reasons why: Read more

ARE YOU STAYIN’ ALIVE WITH YOUR CONTACTS?

I gave a strategic networking presentation last week to a group of executive men and women.  Some were “in transition,” some were thinking about transitioning, and some were employed full-time.  A couple of the participants admitted, somewhat sheepishly, that they weren’t very good at keeping  in touch with their contacts. Read more

WHAT ARE YOU SAYING WHEN YOU’RE NOT SAYING ANYTHING?

My heroine, Mae West, said it best:  “I speak two languages – Body and English.”  One of the essential components of communication is “You can never NOT communicate.”  Why?  Because approximately 93% of communication is nonverbal.  And all of us believe what we see more than what we hear.  What are your nonverbal messages saying? Read more