INTERMISSION BLOG

The Presence of Women Leaders

Use silence. Don’t fear the pause, both when you are presenting or just speaking with a colleague.  As an Ariel facilitator, I have been privileged...

Grow Your Bottom Line with Emotional Intelligence

“No doubt emotional intelligence is more rare than book smarts, but my experience says it is actually more important in the making of a leader. You...

Walking the Line Between Too Casual and Too Formal

Professional writing is simply another dialect of the language you already use. It sounds like conversation. What is your immediate impression of the...

4 Ways to Improve Your Leadership Communication Skills

To improve the morale and efficiency of your team, focus on improving your own leadership communication skills.  Someday, when you communicate with...

Three Ways to More Efficient Team Business Writing

With clear goals and a transparent writing process, your team will be well on their way to producing higher quality documents. Let me introduce you...

3 Ways that Writing Can Improve Your Personal Brand

We hear it all the time in our business writing workshops: people form impressions about others—both good and bad—based on the quality of their...

Want To Keep Your Ship Afloat? Make Sure The Crew Is Engaged

Leaders with high emotional competencies are better equipped to navigate those choppy waters. Moreover, they can raise their crew’s morale,...

Leadership Requires Empathy

Real empathy is the gateway to understanding what makes others tick and understanding what makes people tick is one of the most strategic tools a...

Let’s Support Emerging Leaders Part I: Working at the Individual Level

Still, it behooves us to prioritize leadership development for our benefit, the benefit of our employees, and the long-term success of the companies...

Why Biases Ruin the Workplace

In the workplace, employees complain about being in a meeting thinking “Why am I here?” or “I have better things to do than listen to this.” That’s...

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