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Five Things a Real Professional Should Not Say (3 minute read)

We’ve all let out the snippy retort or the thoughtless response to an email. But a true professional will be conscientious about how he/she responds to others at work, knowing that good relationships are the foundation of professional effectiveness. The following examples are based on real-life dialogues I’ve experienced or heard about. “You obviously missed …

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“As an Executive, I Don’t Have Time for This” (Microlearning Exercise)

“Please communicate with my (support staff) because as an executive I don’t have time for this.” Yikes. That was the essence of an email received from a busy executive. How does it strike you?   One phrase or sentence can give an impression to others that you may later regret. (I don’t know if this …

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Freedom Week – (Highlights)

In the United States, we’ll be celebrating Independence Day on the 4th. It’s also prime time for summer festivities and a more relaxed attitude. So this week, instead of a formal post, we’ll have a “Freedom Week.” Here are some past posts that you might have missed, all with the idea of giving you freedom …

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Consider Yourself a Professional? Here’s What You Should Avoid on Facebook (Acrostic)

If you don’t use Facebook or Instagram, you can skip this acrostic. 🙂 But if you’re part of the 2.13 billion users out there, here are eight things an excellent professional should avoid doing on Facebook. Fake news We’ve all seen it. Inflammatory articles based on pieces of truth or short sound bites, but that …

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Summer Book Club – Procrastinate On Purpose (Invitation)

Did you know that procrastinating can be good for you? This summer, I’m going to explore the concept by reading Procrastinate on Purpose: Five Permissions to Multiply Your Time by Rory Vaden, and I want to invite YOU to join me!  I have NOT read the book yet, so I’ll be on the journey with you. …

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