Brenda's Blog

All articles from May, 2019

What Are Three Statements Often Made at Work That Can Damage Your Executive Presence?

What are three statements often made at work that can damage your Executive Presence? I was recently interviewed by Caterina Kostoula, Forbes Coaching Council, for an article in @ThriveGlobal, and I shared three damaging phrases that weaken your gravitas. How often have you caught yourself saying these words at work? https://thriveglobal.com/stories/3-phrases-that-make-you-look-more-junior-than-you-are/

The Corporate World Can Take a Cue from Broadway!

The corporate world can take a cue from Broadway! While in the U.S. last week, I saw Hamilton the musical. As expected, the lyrics, melodies, key characters, and storyline were all fantastic. But what was most impressive was the direction – how seamlessly the ensemble worked together as a whole to create an unforgettable experience for the audience. To what extent is your team working as “one” to create positive, memorable experiences for customers?

What legacy will YOU leave behind?

What legacy will YOU leave behind? While traveling in the U.S., I was able to attend the Board reception hosted by my undergrad alma mater Nebraska Wesleyan to recognize outgoing President Fred Ohles. In just 12 short years at the school, Dr. Ohles has made a significant, positive, and long-lasting impact at the university, creating a clear and lasting legacy. How about you – what will YOUR legacy be as a leader?