Priceless lessons on conversation and connection

Some people insist on enjoying the journey as much as the destination. I’m one of those people. (Maybe you can relate?)  So, in working on my new book on conversation and connection (ironically, during a pandemic, when most opportunities for in-person...

Yes, you can learn to love networking (again)

Hello again. I generally don’t post blogs two days in a row, but I wanted you to have access to an interview I did recently with Winnie Anderson, who heads up a business and podcast called the Introverted Entrepreneur.  We met (do you believe it?) on LinkedIn...

Dear Introverts

Updated July 17 2019 I’m writing to you today because I want to tell you how much I appreciate – and understand – you. (Confession:  I’ve been in an introverted, busy and highly creative place these last few weeks – hence this update.) ...

Books, death and powerful conversations

First grade teachers are changing the world. They are the ones who are encouraging kids (and we grownups, too) to read every day. For at least 20 minutes. I couldn’t agree more. And not just because I have a sister who was a first grade teacher and a school...

Best opening line ever

It was a dark and stormy night.  Actually, it was nearly dawn, but you never would have known it by the dark cloud cover, driving rain, and the dramatic thunder and lightning. I was restless, so I got out of my car to take a look around.  (Okay, truth is I had to use...

When, where and how should I network?

Now there’s a loaded question.  It’s one I get asked a lot, particularly by people who are in a frantic state about their careers and businesses, are new in town, or are new to the whole notion of networking.  If you want a traditional answer on which networking...