Learning a second language as an adult

learning italian

I am learning to speak Italian I have been at it for the past year. Many people have asked me: What are you doing? How are you doing it? How is it working? What programs or tools are you using? What works best? So I’m dedicating this blog to answering that question for anyone who is interested. I've include links throughout to all the resources I am using. It’s kind of a long article, so if you are not interested, I’ll be back next week with another piece on business leadership and productivity. But if you are interested in learning a language, Andiamo! (here we go) Summary: In general, right up front, a handy acronym to describe my experience so far is KMN. (kill Continue Reading

Tell your best stories…or lose them

your best stories

This post is a short reminder to make sure that you capture your best stories. Capture your proud moments We all tend to get so busy that work and life can just fly by at a very fast pace. What I have learned is that if you don’t pause to punctuate your accomplishments, they have [...]

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Stand Out, Get Promoted


This month’s webinar was on the topic of Stand Out, Get Promoted If you missed it, you can download the recording. Are you getting the recognition and opportunities you deserve? Both from my own quickly rising career, and from the experience I’ve had hiring many managers and executives, I’ve had a lot of opportunities to [...]

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Butting heads with your boss?


The Chasm Sometimes even when people agree, and like and respect each other, they can still find it frustrating to communicate — both can be really smart, capable people, but they just don’t get each other — they drive each other crazy. The issue is that we all have our own preferred style of thinking [...]

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Using time better

Using Time Better

This month’s webinar was on the topic of Using Time Better If you missed it, you can download the recording. How well do you use time? It’s easy to blame others for making us too busy, but the first step is to face up to the fact that we alone, are the resource of our [...]

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