Accountability Partner

Accountability Partners: They’re Not Just for Extreme Sports

Some years ago, I joined a group of women to go rock climbing in the Adirondack mountains of New York State. I’ve hiked and camped in that beautiful mountain range for years, and somewhere near Saranac Lake I discovered the incredible physical and mental challenge of using nothing more than […]

Written Communication Patterns that Hold us Back

Communication Patterns That Hold Us Back – Part 2: Emails

In Part 1 of my Workplace Communication series, we talked about the different types of verbal communication patterns that prevent professionals from clearly articulating themselves. But the way we write plays a critical role in making sure we effectively convey our messages. Over the last three months, more people than […]

Communication Patterns

Communication Patterns that Hold Us Back – Part 1: Verbal

The words we say, and how we say them, matter! It is the most immediate reflection on our ability to articulate thoughts and intelligently communicate our expertise.  Even the most well thought out presentation or collaborative idea can be steamrolled by poor delivery. Moreover, we can develop reputations at the […]