The Secret to Tom Brady’s Leadership: The Influence of Energy

All of us emit a “vibe” or an “energy” to people around us in every minute of the day. The problem is that we emit much of this energy without thought, intention or practice. In essence, the energy we manifest to others is often in automatic default mode, and we may forget that others are … Continue reading

The Six Strategies to Persuade Others

Robert Cialdini, author of Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion and the new book Pre-Suasion, found in his research that people are most influenced by one of six strategies used by influencers. Whether you are seeking to win new business, be a more effective leader, or persuade a client to buy you product — these strategies … Continue reading

Bossy or Bold? Becoming an Assertive Woman in the Workplace

Much of my consulting and training work is in the New York City area, and one of the most frequently asked questions I receive from female clients is how to be assertive without being perceived negatively by other female and male colleagues. Even in a progress work environment like NYC financial services, females are told … Continue reading

The World of Work, Part 4: Leaders and Managers: There is a Difference

Managers are a dime a dozen, but leaders are hard to find. That is why employees tell me often that do not know the purpose of their work, that no one ever tells them “thank you”, or that there is no communication in their workplace. They have managers, but managers are not necessarily leaders. Leaders … Continue reading

Persuasion and the Power of Storytelling

The Science of Persuasion: 5 Ways We Influence Others

What Makes a Leader? Being a Non-Anxious Presence Amidst Anxious People

Gravity and the Power of Resilience

I’ve discovered over time that the rush of life into the tender place where we are broken is the beginning of resilience.” – Mark Nepo The astonishing new film Gravity by director Alfonso Cuoron tells the story of astronaut Dr. Ryan Stone, played by Sandra Bullock, who finds herself alone in space after the death of … Continue reading

The Five Styles of Leadership: The Best Leaders Change Styles in Season

PsychTests today published a summary of its findings on the five leadership styles based on analysis of 7, 170 leaders. These in many respects align with the motivational categories of Relationship Awareness as tested on the SDI Inventory from Personal Strengths Publishing (I am certified in case you are interested). PsychTests found in its analysis … Continue reading

My Top 20 Books on Leadership and Management

There is no shortage of books on leadership and management these days, and it’s a bit difficult to know where to begin. I have spent the last several reading a number of them, and I also have tracked the preferences of those I respect in the field. If I had to recommend 20 best books … Continue reading