What Will Replace the Handshake?

Director Fauci recommends we abandon the handshake forever. This is an opportunity to question our cultural awareness, the meaning behind our actions and our underlying assumptions about this long-held tradition. Have a read and share your ideas. #communication #nonverbalcommunication #intention #impact #purpose #professionalpresence #crossculturalcommunicationskills #coronavirus #covid19 #leadership #training #coaching #organiccommunication Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of…

Dress Up!

“Lee — why are you dressed up for our Zoom meeting?” Professional Presence during COVID-19 — have a read 🙂 I remember back in college, and then again in graduate school, that students would pull all-nighters during finals and then show up to the test in pajamas or sweats. I studied all night too, but…

Assertive Adulting — Creating Connection Series

Here’s part 3 of the Creating Connection Series with “Yes, And” vs. “No, But” approach — Assertive Adulting. So powerful when we put this tool into practice! #communication #author #book #creatingconnection I was coaching an experienced manager at a reputable company undergoing some serious changes. She was sharing her communication frustrations while I was gently…

Creating Connection with “Yes,And”​

Reminding us all of a powerful tool to create connection! #communication #connection #relationships #appreciation #effectiveness #listening #training #coaching #organiccommunication Try this exercise: Every time someone makes a recommendation, offers a suggestion or brings up their point of view, say “no, but…” and follow it up with your idea. OK, but only do this if you…