Development

10 Ways to say NO to Perfectionism this January

My final speaking gig last year was at the annual conference of Women in Communications and Energy. They had a great lunch activity. Sit with someone you don’t know and share the best advise you’ve ever received. Afterward a few people volunteered to share something they heard during the meal that was meaningful for them. This one stuck with me all through the holidays: My lunch partner told me about her Grandma Rose. Grandma Rose had 8 kids and always [...]

How to Power Up Your Executive Presence

On Tuesday December 5, 2017 Women In Communication and Energy (WICE) will be hosting their annual fall conference. 200 women gather twice a year for a full day of learning, networking and personal growth. I’m flattered to have been invited to be the keynote speaker this year. As I sit down to prepare my remarks it occurs to me that over the years women in every industry have asked me similar questions about how they can improve their presence. I [...]

5 Time Management Tips

Saturday afternoon I had a long conversation with a family friend. She wanted my advice. One of her personal development goals this year is to get better at time management: “I just want to find a few more minutes everyday to get things done.” I replied: “Well, tomorrow morning you’ll have an extra hour to do anything you want.” We shared a laugh. Talking about needing to find more time, on the night we were going to be resetting our [...]

How to get a stranger to watch your luggage

My work requires that I travel. A lot. I spend so much time in airports that I can recite the security announcement from memory: “Do not leave your baggage unattended. Unattended baggage will be removed or destroyed by airport security… ” A few days ago I was at LaGuardia waiting to board a flight to DC. I’d been sitting at the gate for a while. The security recording had played at least three times. Moments after the last broadcast ended [...]

Become A More Effective Leader In Just 10 Minutes a Day

One of the great joys of my job is the opportunity to reconnect with participants after a program and do follow-up coaching. I always begin these sessions by asking: “What can I help you with?” Last week a leader told me that she needed to get better at having hard conversations with her employees. “I try to be direct and honest with them, but somehow the conversations always go sour.” She went on to recount the most recent dialogue that [...]

Reverse Mentoring and other tips from the C-Suite

Last week I had the privilege of attending the HMG Strategy Summit of America. 400 CIOs and other technology leaders spent the day sharing ideas, insights and best practices. During the final networking session of the day I became curious about what people had learned and started asking folks: What’s been your biggest takeaway today? Here’s what they said: Reverse Mentoring I love this idea of pairing a Baby Boomer with a Millennial. I actually rely on my own son, [...]

How’re ya doing with those New Year’s Resolutions?

February 1st. Today is the day. Today is the day that Joanne, my trainer, says attendance at the gym will drop dramatically: “Oh yeah, like clockwork. I see it every year. First day of February all those people that got gym memberships to get into shape will give up on their resolutions.” She called this period after making a New Year’s resolution “the honeymoon”. “Everybody has good intentions, but it takes more than that to get into the habit of [...]

I’ve Been Quoted in Forbes.com!

Thrilled that one of my clients thought to credit me with helping her build confidence at work. Kerri Palmer is Senior Vice President, Risk Management, and head of the Mid-Atlantic Women’s Network at Capital One. She was recently asked to be a guest blogger for Forbes / Entrepreneur. Her article: Want To Be More Confident? Stop Doing These 7 Things shares some wonderful insights. Have a read.    Share this today! Share List SGMB_URL = "http://carollempert.com/wp-content/plugins/social-media-builder/"; jQuery(".dropdownWrapper").hide(); SGMB_GOOGLE_ACOUNT = ""; [...]

Slowing Down To Speed Up

Last week Tiara International, invited me to speak at one of their Global Women’s Virtual Round Table discussions. I was flattered to be asked to join the conversation as they explored the concept that it’s important for woman to learn to slow down—in order to speed up. The conversation is available on Blog Talk Radio. Recovery is Essential for Great Performance The belief that recovery time is essential for performance is a view that the world of sports has held for [...]

Leadership, Improv & a better LIFE

My husband has been teaching a drop-in improv class in Manhattan every Wednesday night for the last 7 years. Scotty Watson teaching Improvisation Since it’s a drop-in class he never knows who is going to be there. Originally he assumed that his students would be young and aspiring actors wanting to sharpen their comedy chops and get some stage time. What surprised him was who started to show up:  An Project Manager from Madison Square Gardens An IT consultant A [...]