Communication, presence, and other insights for women in leadership

Are you a woman in leadership or aspiring to leadership? Communication is a cornerstone in your journey up the corporate ladder. Marie Dzanis, CEO at Northern Trust Global Investments & EVP, has exceptional insight into the bar women in leadership need to reach in terms of their communication, presence, and interpersonal skills. In this interview,…

How much have virtual meetings REALLY impacted businesses’ bottom lines?

(Want top-shelf advice on your virtual meetings, along with a heaping dose of humor? Pick up a copy of my latest book UNMUTE! How to Master Virtual Meetings and Reclaim Your Sanity today! Available at unmutebook.com or via your preferred online book retailer.) When the pandemic caused virtual meetings to become our primary method of…

Diversity & Inclusion: Decolonizing Every Day Language In Our Workplaces

Diversity and inclusion has (rightfully) been a hot topic in workplaces. Unfortunately, language habits can often get in the way of proper everyday inclusiveness. This is especially true for colonial expressions and manners of speaking, which are deeply embedded and often unconsciously (or perhaps unthinkingly) used. Decolonizing our language, however, requires thoughtfulness, deliberate engagement, and for…

From speaking for your job to becoming a paid speaker – special interview with Speaker Launcher Jane Atkinson!

So you’ve given a number of talks at conferences and events in your industry, in front of some decent sized audiences, and you’ve caught the speaking bug. Now you’re wondering how you can move from being someone who speaks as part of your job to a paid, professional speaker in your own right. But you…

How to have better political conversations (it’s election time!)

You can find David Moscrop on Twitter @David_Moscrop Politics and religion: two topics that are never to be broached in polite company. We all know how realistic THAT particular saw is. Political conversations are everywhere, and while there has never been a period in history where politics made for “nice” conversation, current trends towards populism,…