Category Archives: Workplace communication

Career success tips – one-on-one coaching sessions on how to improve your informal and formal communication in the workplace

A Necessary Skill For Every Senior Executive

What skill does every senior executive has in common? Is it an MBA?  No.  You do not need an MBA to succeed! Is it an ability to achieve financial results?  maybe.  Achieving measurable results can always help, but this article is not about that Is it ability to present well? Not always.  Not all executive are…  ...  read more

How to Keep Your Job During Massive Layoffs

Are you worried about keeping your job? Is your company announcing layoffs?  If so, you need to listen to the recording below. It is my distinct pleasure to introduce a new Executive Author, Helena Light, to our site.  Helena has been a friend and neighbor of mine for the last 10+ years.  She is also the Partner…  ...  read more

The Leadership Lesson Don Learned Unexpectedly

I am honored to introduce another Executive Author, Don Victor, to our candid conversations series.  Don is senior executive and currently head of a division of 300 people.  Don is a senior executive, and is currently the head of a 300-person division. I am so pleased that he agreed to be an Executive Author for my website….  ...  read more

How Gloria Successfully Recovered from Not Getting Promoted

Not getting the promotion we were expecting can be devastating to our self-image.   I am here to tell you that you are not alone.  In fact, not getting promoted can happen to the best of us.  What is important is how you handle this unexpected news and what you do next to keep advancing in…  ...  read more

Soft Skills: Why Effective Upward Communication is Key to Advancement

We are giving public access to this recording on upward communication to showcase the type of content available in the Soft Skills Gym.  For more recordings like this one, sign up today. Welcome to the first candid conversation with one of our Executive Authors, Louis Johnston.  Candid conversations are frank interviews I have with business executives regarding…  ...  read more

How to Break into a Managerial Role – Part 2

Previously, we discussed the first part of this real life situation that Jessica is experiencing.  Today, we will finish this topic on how to break into a managerial role with a follow up discussion I had with Jessica a few weeks later.  Here is her follow up email updating me on her situation and some…  ...  read more

How to Say No at Work

It may be hard to think about saying no at work, but sometimes it’s necessary to do so to protect your reputation as well as manage your stress level.  This 20 minutes podcast is a live coaching discussion with me regarding why, when, and how to say no at work.   There are definitely legitimate reasons and…  ...  read more