If you’ve ever been through a presentation skills training program, you probably know what a difference it can make in just one day. You may have seen a significant improvement in your confidence, polish, and messaging – just between the morning...
One of my past coaching clients recently reached out to me to reconnect. He was proud of his latest accomplishment -- moving from a sales role to a marketing position within the same organization.
The way that businesses operate is changing in many ways. Concepts about effective leadership are changing, as is the prevalence of flex-time, shared jobs, working virtually from home, and the need to influence with or without authority based on...
Earlier this month, I blogged about dealing with difficult people in the workplace.
If it's nearly May, college graduation is right around the corner.
The 2014 Masters Tournament is underway as I write this post -- always an exciting event for everyone who loves the sport of golf.
Did you know the first full week in April -- April 7 to 11th -- is National Workplace Wellness Week? No, that’s not a late April Fool's joke -- it’s a real resolution that was initiated by the American Heart Association and passed by the House of...
Last Friday, March 28, the city of Philadelphia was proud to host a TEDx conference titled, "The New Workshop of the World."
Earning a college degree is getting more and more expensive. There's now troubling research that indicates the ROI on these degrees isn't what these graduates expected.
As we’re wrapping up month two of the new year, I wonder if you’ve started working on your personal wellness program?
The Winter Olympics are now over, and the athletes have all returned to their respective countries. Does that mean their pursuit of excellence has ended?
Your attitude & personal accountability can combine for success -- or failure. Which do you choose?
A carefully chosen New Year’s resolution can provide a necessary boost to your career.
Are you a New Year’s resolution maker?
It’s been a busy year here at BRODY, and I’m thrilled to announce that we are putting the finishing touches on our series of 10 mini-books, the Your Competitive Advantage series.
A few blogs ago, I wrote about the importance of self-confidence -- and how women often have a harder time owning their achievements.
Do nonverbal signals really matter?
This might sound like a no brainer, but if you want to get to that dream job with the corner office and the other perks, you need to become the best you can possibly be at the job you currently hold. I’m not just talking about the actual skills...
The answer to the question posed in the title is, in a word, YES!
I ran across an interesting article in Philly.com that really got me thinking -- "Employers: Entry-Level Applicants Are Just About Useless." It highlighted the results of a new study about the gap between employers’ perceptions and the...
An interesting article in the Huff Post caught my eye the other day: McDonald's Orders Friendly Service After Customer Complaints Rise.
Are you lucky enough to have a business mentor?
“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” ~~ T. S. Eliot
This blog is the second of a two-part series written by guest blogger Sean Conrad.
This blog is the first of a two-part series written by guest blogger Sean Conrad.
“Why do you still practice after all of these years?”
Recently, there was an article in Newsweek called “31 Ways to Get Smarter in 2012.”
Since I wrote this blog -- and the next few -- while I was on vacation, I thought it might be fun to comment on some of these ways.
I have asked members of the BRODY team to occasionally contribute a blog. This one is written by our newest, youngest addition, Whitni Rouse. Her message is relevant-not just for young employees or other new hires but for all of us.
From all I am reading, corporate profits are increasing, and corporate spending continues to decline.
It’s fair to say that we’re entering a brave new world in lots of ways.
My husband and I were hooked on the Winter Olympics – both from the sports competition aspect as well as the “back story” angle about the athletes. These Olympic athletes are all winners, whether they medaled or not.
It’s back to school time.
The third point from my keynote graduation speech at Temple University.
I’ve been fielding many inquiries of late from members of the media – all related to stories they are doing about our business climate of increased job loss and a horrific economy – and how those who weren’t laid off can cope with the guilt of...
I once heard the quote, “You are who you are based on the people you meet, and the books you read.”