The Polished Blog

July 26, 2018

In modern business, if there’s a presentation, there’s almost always a PowerPoint with it. Many people still lean heavily on slides with bulleted text under a simple headline.

My friend, If this sounds like you, please stop.  Really.  

Times have changed, and h...

July 21, 2018


Not all that long ago, when I’d teach a class and it was time for a break, most of the group would chat and get coffee together.  They'd make conversation, share insights or commiserate about life.

Times have changed.

These days, many of the managers I teach use th...

July 12, 2018

“So, what kind of work do you do?”

Have you been asked this question lately? I bet you have. This seems to be the go-to icebreaker when we meet new people at social gatherings.

When I was in my twenties living and working in Manhattan, this question got me all riled up....

July 5, 2018

How often are you getting honest and real feedback?  If you sit quietly and reflect on this, the answer may surprise you…

If you are like most people, the answer could be almost NEVER.

To play at a higher level, the first thing I tell my clients is to find the people the...

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