If you’re looking to speak with more leadership presence, start by your reflecting on your sentence structure. Yes, that’s right, your sentence structure.

Imagine that each sentence you speak is an arrow. The arrow you use will impact the way others perceive you in communications. What are your default arrows?

Every now and then, someone throws down a challenge for me to bottom-line a super complex topic. Recently, it was executive presence. Perhaps these hacks will support your quest for executive presence too.

Manage the Oh Cool….Oh Crap Continuum We each have a quick gut reaction to knowing that someone…

One of the delightful consequences of pausing my travels because of the pandemic is that I can swim in the Gulf of Mexico on a regular basis. Recently the surf has been big enough to remind me of some basic life and work strategies for staying afloat. …

I’m sure we first met in early childhood, although the details of our first encounter didn’t stick in my memory as much as they did with other important people and things that influenced my life. I suspect we were introduced by my parents, grandparents, or maybe a babysitter. I can’t…

While attempting to creatively cut my own hair today (miss you, Chrys!), I had the book, Margin, pop to mind. Author Dr. Richard Swenson, defines margin as:

“The amount available beyond what’s needed. It is something held in reserve for contingencies or unanticipated situations. …

“I’ve been waiting all day for this conversation”, John said. Skipping all the typical niceties of a meet and greet phone call, he raced forward. “I want to deconstruct the quest of leadership and build a step by step plan that we implement. How long will it take?”

In true…

Debra Raybold

I’m a neuroscience based coach who shares thoughts about life, work, and on my nomad lifestyle of dating cities. Learn more at thatessentialspark.com.

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