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Meeting Management

Episode #123: The Little Ways You Can Undermine Yourself

Episode #123: The Little Ways You Can Undermine Yourself As an up-and-coming leader, you are focused on doing the right things. You’re putting in the extra work. You’re making a visible impact on the business. You’re making a difference with all of the big things—and that’s the hard part of becoming a leader. But, it’s […]

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Episode #122: The Language Hack that All Great Leaders Use

Episode #122: The Language Hack that All Great Leaders Use Your communication style is a critical part of your leadership presence. Your words matter. How you express them matters. Leaders need to be deliberate with the words they use and the style in which they communicate them. Great leaders have a communication style that is […]

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Episode #120: How to Run a Meeting that Doesn’t Suck

Episode #120: How to Run a Meeting that Doesn’t Suck Great meetings don’t happen by chance. They happen because a great leader made it happen. If you want to be seen as a leader, a core basic skill that you need to master is running an effective meeting. Meetings present you with awesome opportunities to […]

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Episode #109: 5-Step Way to Triage Your Day

Episode #109: 5-Step Way to Triage Your Day We are in the thick of the holiday season. All this month on The REAL-WORLD FEMINIST® Podcast, we are focused on the important topic of navigating the busy seasons of our lives. This week, we are going to get tactical. War zone tactical, my friends. Every day […]

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Episode #107: How to Create a Kick-Ass Elevator Speech

Episode #107: How to Create a Kick-Ass Elevator Speech They say you never get a second chance to make a first impression. Every introduction in corporate America starts with some version of the same request: “Tell me about yourself.” How do you answer that question? Do you mumble the quickest sentence possible so the spotlight […]

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Episode #84: How to Present a Winning Idea

Episode #84: How to Present a Winning Idea You know you have a great idea. You have the facts and data to back it. But, here’s the thing. Facts alone won’t win you the argument. There are finer elements to presenting a compelling case and convincing others that your idea is worth pursuing. In this […]

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Episode #81: The 3 Most Powerful Corporate Phrases

Episode #81: The 3 Most Powerful Corporate Phrases Corporate America has its own subtle language. This corporate-speak was born out of careful politeness, and much of it sounds like nonsense. But, some of these phrases are powerful tools for your arsenal. Allow me to be your Urban Dictionary of the workplace and break down the […]

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Episode #80: Take Back Control of Your Day

Episode #80: Take Back Control of Your Day At the end of the day, do you look at the clock and wonder where the time went? Do you look back and feel like you didn’t accomplish anything meaningful? If you regularly feel this way, you have lost control of your calendar.  In this episode, I’ll […]

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Episode #68: Yes, You Can Speak Up & Be the Brave One

Episode #68: Yes, You Can Speak Up & Be the Brave One In Corporate America, groupthink is one of the surest pathways to failure. Sadly, it’s all too prevalent in a world of middle managers and complicated power structures. Want to stand out as an up-and-coming leader? Be the brave one who speaks up. In […]

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Episode #61: The Anatomy of a Productive One-on-One Meeting

Episode #61: The Anatomy of a Productive One-on-One Meeting Do you walk away from your 1-on-1 meetings feeling like it was a waste of time? It’s time for a meeting tune-up! Because these meetings should be a powerful tool to help you build key professional relationships. In this episode, I’ll break down the anatomy of […]

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Episode #55: How to Stop Working Crazy Hours!

Episode #55: How to Stop Working Crazy Hours! Most businesses have busy seasons. We, the ambitious, look forward to these times because they give us new opportunities to step up and shine. But, there are times when those busy seasons extend and feel endless. Many of us working remotely in quarantine are feeling this hard […]

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Episode #49: The Right & Wrong Way to Decline a Meeting Request

It’s important to defend your calendar and be deliberate with the meeting invites that you accept.

But, there is a right way and a wrong way to decline a meeting request.

Done well, you demonstrate critical thinking skills and everyday leadership.

And…when it’s not done well, you come off as lazy or irresponsible.

Let’s make sure you are putting your best foot forward.

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