You Mean You’re Not Perfect? Join the Crowd

Sam Smith

Why do we always feel we need to be perfect? It’s so unrealistic. We know that, but there’s always something about ourselves that we feel detracts from our appearance and diminishes our authority.

Maybe you feel that way, because you’ve gained a few extra pounds, or are height-challenged (a euphemism for

Does Your Presentation Support Your Organization’s Brand?

Whenever you make a presentation you’re representing your organization, not just yourself. At that moment you are the face of the organization. But are you well versed in the organization’s brand promise?

Or are you only focused on the messages you want to communicate about your area of expertise?

Managing Your Boss’ Impossible Expectations

It’s difficult to get a good night’s sleep when your boss, or client, is sending you emails at midnight and expecting an immediate response.

That may be a drastic example but it’s a situation that many executives confront every day. Can you say “No”?

Setting Boundaries

More than ever, you may be feeling that “enough

Should You Use Profanity in Your Presentations and Media Interviews?

In addressing financial analysts, Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JPMorgan Chase, made headlines when he uttered a profanity in describing the firm’s legal issues a few years ago.

He used a fairly mild swear word when he said the company needs to be “…careful to “stop stepping in dog****, which we do now and then.”