Joelle is a columnist for Inc. magazine. Her articles appear regularly in her column, “Behind the Desk.”
- "I’m sorry I’m late!"
- "I’m so sorry to ask you for this."
- "I’m sorry I’m not as prepared as I would like to be."
How many times have you started a sentence with an apology?
For some people, it’s multiple times a day – often without even noticing. Unconsciously, those of us who over-apologize can be weakening our power. Becoming more aware of what for many has simply become a habit can help them gain a more influential communication style, a stronger executive presence, and more respect from the people around us.Read More
Have you ever sent an email and not gotten the response you wanted? Maybe you got a negative response – something you intend to have happened. Or maybe you got no response at all. Sometimes when we communicate via email, the intent we have doesn’t match the impact we make.Read More
As an executive coach, I often work within large corporate settings, where there are lots of busy people trying to get a lot of things done. I know you know how that feels – the endless meetings and email chains, the list of “to-do’s” that seem to multiply faster than you can keep up with.Read More
Women are famous for loading up our workload, especially in the beginning of the year when we see an endless stream of possibilities in front of us, and want to start off the new year coming from a place of yes. The reason why we end up taking on so much if often because we don't know how to say no.Read More