A Chameleon Consultant – Learning How to Be Who Your Customers Need

A “chameleon” consultant?  Yes! There are some great qualities we can observe and learn from these transformative creatures as it relates to growing effective leadership and influence in our own professions. But before we dive into all that, a quick science lesson. Chameleons change colors by rearranging a lattice of nanocrystals in one of the … Continue reading A Chameleon Consultant – Learning How to Be Who Your Customers Need

How to Stay Focused When Conflict and Negativity Seep Into the Workplace

Meeting the daily demands of your career is challenging enough, let alone adding on conflict and negativity which creates a whole other hurdle to cross. This could be a conflict in a professional relationship or a personal one; both are equally distracting and painful to navigate. If you're like me, I don't like conflict. I … Continue reading How to Stay Focused When Conflict and Negativity Seep Into the Workplace

Ground Rules for Working from Home with a Spouse

The first Monday of each month, I dust off a favorite post from the Bennis Inc Blog archives and give you another chance to enjoy the wit and wisdom that’s been shared. Enjoy this month’s treasure – and if it inspires you – be sure to share it with family and friends! If this subject matter doesn’t … Continue reading Ground Rules for Working from Home with a Spouse

Living in the Steady State: How to make consistency a lifestyle

When is the last time you've heard or thought about the term "steady state?" Does this bring you back to high school science? Or maybe it's something you've come to learn as a term that applies to so much more than science, mechanics, and engineering. I hope it's the latter! Being familiar with our individual … Continue reading Living in the Steady State: How to make consistency a lifestyle

Ground Rules for Working from Home with a Spouse

If this subject matter doesn’t pertain to you, consider yourself among the few and the lucky. We love our spouses, obviously that’s among the main reasons why we are married to them after all. But if we’re being honest, none of us entered 2020 with the intent of working with them, side-by-side, for the foreseeable … Continue reading Ground Rules for Working from Home with a Spouse

6 Ways to Grow Your Media Relationships

If you work in the field of public relations, advertising, even marketing, it’s inevitable that you will need to interact (i.e. get along) with the media to some degree. In fact, it’s absolutely to your advantage to forge real relationships – you know, the kind where you know a little bit about each other and … Continue reading 6 Ways to Grow Your Media Relationships

Key Ideas that Will Make You Better at Creative Problem Solving

What is the last problem you had to solve? Maybe it was so small you hardly realized you were making choices to reach a resolution. Or maybe it was so overwhelming and stressful you never want to relive that moment again. We are challenged to solve problems each and every day. The difference between whether … Continue reading Key Ideas that Will Make You Better at Creative Problem Solving

Revealing Character Through Communication

The first Monday of each month, I dust off a favorite post from the Bennis Inc Blog archives and give you another chance to enjoy the wit and wisdom that’s been shared. Enjoy this month’s treasure – and if it inspires you – be sure to share it with family and friends! During the steps along my … Continue reading Revealing Character Through Communication

5 Ways To Help And Support Employees Coping With Grief (Contribution from freelance writer Jenny Holt)

The following post comes to us from Jenny Holt, who transitioned from a corporate HR career into freelance writing. In this article, she shares her insights on helping employees cope with grief. 5 Ways To Help And Support Employees Coping With Grief Grieving a deceased loved one is one of the most unbearable things that … Continue reading 5 Ways To Help And Support Employees Coping With Grief (Contribution from freelance writer Jenny Holt)

8 Reasons Why We Never Have Enough Free Time

Think of the last time you went a whole day without doing something that could be considered work. Whether this is catching up on emails over the weekend, working ahead on a project after the kids have gone to sleep or spending what should be leisure time overexerting yourself cleaning the house, tending to the […]