How To Negotiate Even if You Are Afraid of Rejection [5 Tips]

 Believe in your point of view. When you’re confident, it shows in your eyes and body language. People are quicker to pay attention when they realize you stand 100% behind your negotiation point. If you’re not sold on your point of view, chances are the other person may fail to take you seriously.  Prepare yourContinue reading “How To Negotiate Even if You Are Afraid of Rejection [5 Tips]”

What Inspired You to Pursue a Career in STEM?

Here’s my story: 💲I chose STEM for the scholarship money. I’d love to say that someone ignited my interest in STEM early in my life. Nope. Here’s what actually happened: I am an only child of a military family. We moved every three years like clockwork, all across the US and Germany. I had troubleContinue reading “What Inspired You to Pursue a Career in STEM?”

1 Easy Way to Build Trust with Your Technical Team

Leading a team of technical skeptics? You actually know some hidden magic that can help win them over. Here’s how to reveal it. 🎯Report out on the leadership meetings you attend. Pick one high-level meeting you attended in the last 2-4 weeks. For your next staff meeting, prepare one slide that highlights the following elements:Continue reading “1 Easy Way to Build Trust with Your Technical Team”

How to Get Your Innovation Team in Peak Performance Quickly

Need to get your innovation team at peak performance quickly? Forget about taking the team out for a beer. Ask these 9 questions instead. It’s common to have a social event to kick off a new project or major initiative. The idea is that this will translate into better collaboration in the workplace. By helpingContinue reading “How to Get Your Innovation Team in Peak Performance Quickly”

Inclusive Leadership: The Right Way to Onboard a Diverse Hire

Even the most well-meaning leaders get this wrong. Here’s the bottom line: ❌Stop talking about your new hire’s diversity. ✔Start talking about your new hire’s credentials. Oftentimes inclusive leaders jump to announce that they have just hired a woman or a person of color, or someone with ability differences…however they are defining diversity in theirContinue reading “Inclusive Leadership: The Right Way to Onboard a Diverse Hire”

Repeatable Creativity

How Innovators, Entrepreneurs, And Makers Cultivate Their Most Important Asset In this blog post for the Made for Knoxville Campaign sponsored by Knoxville Entrepreneur Center, I outline three areas to focus on if you or your team need to keep coming up with creative ideas to sustain your business. 🔷 Protect the creative environment🔷 Record andContinue reading “Repeatable Creativity”

The best way to get EXCLUDED from important meetings [VIDEO]

Questions for you: If you answered yes to any of these questions, watch this short video RIGHT NOW!  You’re probably exhibiting at least one of the negative workplace behaviors I discuss in this video. Discover how to replace them with behaviors that get you in the inner circle. If you’d like more videos like this andContinue reading “The best way to get EXCLUDED from important meetings [VIDEO]”