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Route 66: The Top Traits of Savvy, Smart Networkers

Chapter Sweet 16 in Face To Face: How To Reclaim The Personal Touch in a Digital World> 1) Acknowledge — gifts, leads, information, ideas, support (send handwritten notes). 2) Stay in touch when seeking nothing. 3) Are aware of who is in their personal and professional network. 4) Know who they like, respect and trust. […]

Unless Your Name is Casper, Please Don’t GHOST

Why is it that way too many of us would rather say nothing than merely a polite “No thanks, that doesn’t work for me”? Are we such sweet, thoughtful, empathic people that the thought of upsetting someone with a direct “no” is more than we can bear? If you think the answer is yes, let […]

Cleaning Out The “Closets of Our Lives”

More challenging than cleaning out our actual closets, is assessing, distancing and removing the people who do not “Spark Joy”.

Who’s Your CHIEF of Staff?

Back in the best #WestWing days, President Bartlett’s chief of staff, “Leo”, overhears the president advising agricultural secretary how to pick a chief of staff. Do you have a best friend? Is he smarter than you? Do you trust him with your life? That’s your Chief of Staff. When I first heard the episode I […]