January 22, 2019

Build Trust by Challenging Your Boss

Q: I have a new boss who wants to take the company in a new direction. I have been with the company for 15 years and think it’s a mistake. We tried it before and it didn’t work. While I agree changes need to happen, I don’t agree with the direction he wants to go. How do I tell him this without jeopardizing my job? A: Challenging your boss, … [Read more...]

Managing Your Emotions at Work

Q: Sometimes I struggle with managing my emotions at work.  If I’m feeling upset, frustrated or angry and I need to share my opinion, it’s all I can do not to start to cry or blurt something out in anger depending on the situation.  I don’t want to be seen as rude, weak or unprofessional, what can I do when this happens? A: You might be … [Read more...]

Let your intentions be your guide…

  Q: I have to deliver a big talk next week and I am so nervous. What if I get up there and make a total fool of myself!? How can I go into this feeling more relaxed? A: I would like to introduce you to a simple yet powerful tool that can help here. It’s about how setting both a positive intention and deciding on the clear outcomes you want … [Read more...]

Talking too fast says “I’m anxious & I’m not interested in what you have to say”

Q:I read your column on how people perceive you based on your tone of voice. I have an interview coming up and I’m really nervous.  I tend to talk fast when I am nervous, can this impact my ability to get hired? A: Great awareness on your part and yes, I believe that talking too fast can impact how well your upcoming interview goes. As mentioned … [Read more...]

People “hear” your personality

Q: I have an interview coming up and I never seem to do a very good job of describing experiences from the past; I seem to lose people.  How can I become better at telling people about myself and why they should hire me?   A: If you are losing people when you are talking it might be how you are delivering your message that is getting in your … [Read more...]