Archive for the ‘Whole Body Thinking’ Category

My Job is to Speak and your Job is to Listen

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Any leader, collaborator, presenter, salesperson needs to be mindful that communication is not just talking. It is equal parts of listening with talking that requires focused concentration.

The Left Brain Needs the Right Brain

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Wake up and Smell the Roses Here’s a tip on how to wake up and smell the roses for all the left brain dominated, innovative geniuses dedicated to improving the human condition. Kendall Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts is considered a hub of innovation — if not THE hub of innovation in the Boston area. A hub […]

How to Present Your Professional Value When You Are Over 50 – Part 2

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

Fake it till you become it! How well do you display confidence, credibility and charisma? How well do you project a sense of ease, poise or self assurance? How strong is your presence in front of others? It’s your brain that determines how to send the right signals. Mind, voice and body in sync determine how […]

Listening – The Lost Art – Part 2

Friday, April 29th, 2016

A meaningful conversation is not a highly competitive tennis match. It’s not about who scores more points. It is not an opportunity to pontificate — to show off. If there is a goal to listening, it is to learn as much as you can about the other person. Most people would rather talk than listen. The […]

It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it that counts.

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it that counts. And even that’s not enough for you to be fully understood. There’s a big difference between what someone says as opposed to what they’re really saying. And this is where emotional intelligence comes into play. How sharp are your skills in reading the […]

Why Mindfulness Training? Who has time to think?

Friday, December 18th, 2015

Why do I incorporate mindfulness training in my programs? At a recent monthly networking meeting of executives, the term mindfulness came up. Joel, a high energy serial entrepreneur — not sure what mindfulness meant — couldn’t understand all the buzz regarding it. Challenging me, he wondered what mindfulness had to do with my coaching and […]

The key to a great first impression

Friday, December 11th, 2015

The key to a great first impression is not what you think it is. Remember, you don’t get a second chance. You’re being judged the minute someone lays eyes on you. More important than clothing and grooming, setting that first impression is your posture. I don’t care what your profession is. I don’t care if […]

Spectator or Participant, Which are You?

Friday, November 27th, 2015

When I wrote “Face-To-Face Is the Ultimate Social Media” a few years back, I didn’t realize then the extent of the impact of technology and social media on face-to-face conversations. Are you a spectator or participant? Today, I realize that technology has turned too many of us from participants in life into spectators. Once upon […]

Yes! You can teach an old dog new tricks!

Monday, October 5th, 2015

Thanks to Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) we now know that the brain can be rewired at any age. Through new experiences and challenges, new neurons will form. It is called neuroplasticity. Yes, you can teach baby boomers, and older knowledge workers—even X and W generations—how to think out-of-the-box. You can teach them how to turn […]

Can you make a silk purse from a sow’s ear? Can you make “rainmakers” out of lawyers, CPAs, bankers and financial advisors?

Monday, October 5th, 2015

You can you make a silk purse from a sow’s ear. Can you make “rainmakers” out of lawyers, CPAs, bankers and financial advisors? I believe you can, however, not overnight. I appall attorneys when I tell them I plan to take a one day course in law and then begin to practice as a lawyer. […]