• Whether it takes 7 seconds or 17 minutes to make a first impression, people always seem astonished at what idiosyncrasy causes the gut reaction. That...
    10 Tiny Things That Create Big...
    By Dianna Booher
    September 14th, 2017

    Women in the Work Place
  • Salespeople are typically the nicest people in the room. They ask about your family. They laugh at your stories. They empathize with your hard luck. ...
    6 Ways Salespeople Irritate Cu...
    By Dianna Booher
    September 07th, 2017

    Women in the Work Place
  • Noticing the time on a text message (3:04 a.m.) that came in from a Millennial one morning, I asked if he had been working that late. “No, I went ...
    How to Skip Small Talk and Get...
    By Dianna Booher
    August 31st, 2017

    GraceTalk, Women in the Work Place
  • No matter the topic, there’s always the flip-side. Politics? The liberal view versus the conservative view. Religion? Scores of interpretations. H...
    5 Communication Practices Tout...
    By Dianna Booher
    August 24th, 2017

    Women in the Work Place
  • Whether meeting with client VIPs, giving a presentation to the executive team, delegating a project, or passing someone in the hallway, leaders get qu...
    5 Mistakes Leaders Make in Res...
    By Dianna Booher
    August 17th, 2017

    Women in the Work Place
  • Recognize any of these people around you? They must always have the last word in a discussion. They want to “set the record straight” in meetings...
    Is It Wrong to Always Be Right...
    By Dianna Booher
    August 03rd, 2017

    GraceTalk, Women in the Work Place
  • Last week’s blog addressed “What Older Employees Can Learn From Young Executives.” Granted, all five characteristics represent generalizati...
    4 Things Young Managers Can L...
    By Dianna Booher
    July 27th, 2017

    Women in the Work Place, The Creative Life
  • Attend any industry conference and you’ll find a motivational speaker talking about the importance of a positive outlook. You may even take home ...
    4 Ways Positive Communication ...
    By Dianna Booher
    July 13th, 2017

    Women in the Work Place, The Creative Life
  • I’m not the only one asking this question. A startling message came through to me on Facebook a few weeks ago—even before the Steve Scalise shoo...
    How Fragile Is Freedom This Ye...
    By Dianna Booher
    July 06th, 2017

    Freedom at 50+, Women in the Work Place
  • Not everyone longs to be THE boss of a large team or organization. But given a choice, most of us would like to BE our own boss. We want the freed...
    6 Secrets to Becoming Your Own...
    By Dianna Booher
    June 29th, 2017

    Women in the Work Place, The Creative Life
  • In the early days, I definitely made my share of bad hires: The employee who stole equipment. The salesperson who never made a sale. The woman who c...
    3 Interview Questions to Hire ...
    By Dianna Booher
    June 22nd, 2017

    Women in the Work Place
  • Leaders create the culture that helps their teams thrive––or barely survive. Of course, no leader intentionally stymies or stalls a team. But...
    5 Mistakes Leaders Make That C...
    By Dianna Booher
    June 15th, 2017

    Women in the Work Place
  • When my client Mitch visited our office, he had both good news and bad news. “Let me give you the good news first. . . . A couple of partners and...
    Communicate Like a Leader: 3 S...
    By Dianna Booher
    June 01st, 2017

    Women in the Work Place
  • No, it’s not just you. You’re not just imagining that half the blogs and books you’ve read in the last few years have urged you to learn t...
    Are You Telling a Story––o...
    By Dianna Booher
    May 25th, 2017

    Women in the Work Place, The Creative Life
  • Attend any industry conference and you’ll find a motivational speaker talking about the importance of a positive outlook. You may even take home ...
    4 Ways Positive Communication ...
    By Dianna Booher
    July 06th, 2017

    Women in the Work Place
  • As people celebrate their mothers this week, most expressions of love and gratitude will be about family, sacrifice, and serving. Yet leaders als...
    What Great Leaders Learn About...
    By Dianna Booher
    May 11th, 2017

    Women in the Work Place
  • “Can you deliver your proposal on the 20th to a group of our executives?”  “That’ll work,” I confirmed. Never mind that I was booked s...
    Should You Just Do It or Deleg...
    By Dianna Booher
    May 02nd, 2017

    Women in the Work Place
  • Chances are that as children, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama watched and admired a parent or another close relative speak their m...
    How to Speak Up & Find Your Vo...
    By Dianna Booher
    April 27th, 2017

    Women in the Work Place
  • The epithet “all flash and no dash” can be devastating to a leader’s career. When a leader has been highly successful as an individual con...
    Are You a Leader With a Vague ...
    By Dianna Booher
    April 20th, 2017

    Women in the Work Place
  • Anybody who’s managed people can tell you about good days and bad days. On the good days, your feel like a winning coach at the Super Bowl. On the b...
    Are You Emotionally “Up” f...
    By Dianna Booher
    April 06th, 2017

    Women in the Work Place
  • Early in my career, I collaborated with CEO Jim on his business book. After I’d completed the first draft and he reviewed it, we sat together ...
    Collaborator, Coauthor, or Gho...
    By Dianna Booher
    March 30th, 2017

    Women in the Work Place, The Creative Life
  • Demanding bosses don’t “take well” to people without the same sense of urgency, accuracy, and curiosity as they have. In last week’s blog “...
    How NOT to Respond to a Demand...
    By Dianna Booher
    March 16th, 2017

    Women in the Work Place
  • I don’t yell, rant, curse, pitch fits, or get in your face when things go wrong. But I have to confess that when I owned a training company, I’d p...
    Confessions of a Demanding Bos...
    By Dianna Booher
    March 09th, 2017

    Women in the Work Place
  • “You’ll be the same person in five years as you are today except for the people you meet and the books you read,” was the motto of one of ...
    The Single BEST Way to Get Sma...
    By Dianna Booher
    March 09th, 2017

    Freedom at 50+, Women in the Work Place
  • Let’s face it: Most professionals don’t have the gumption to point out to their boss habits that are killing morale, draining productivity, ...
    12 Communication Habits to Be...
    By Dianna Booher
    February 23rd, 2017

    Women in the Work Place
  • Those of you who routinely follow my blog know that I typically write about business topics:  leadership communication, executive presence, sales p...
    Love Notes to Share With Your ...
    By Dianna Booher
    February 09th, 2017

    Freedom at 50+, GraceTalk, Women in the Work Place
  • No one doubts the impact of great leaders to an organization’s overall success. The challenge seems to be finding them, growing them, cloning them, ...
    6 Steps to Hire and Keep Top L...
    By Dianna Booher
    February 16th, 2017

    Women in the Work Place
  • In a presentation or an email, it’s typically not the big things but the small missteps that damage relationships—particularly when it comes to ...
    Communication Zingers to Avoid...
    By Dianna Booher
    February 02nd, 2017

    Freedom at 50+, Women in the Work Place
  • Ever ask yourself how an otherwise intelligent friend or coworker could “think like that”? Or “vote like that”? Or “twist things like that...
    Senate Confirmation Hearings: ...
    By Dianna Booher
    January 19th, 2017

    Women in the Work Place
  • Communication shouldn’t be that difficult. After all, you do it almost every waking hour. If you’re not on social media, you’re on the phone. If...
    10 Communication Productivity ...
    By Dianna Booher
    January 05th, 2017

    Women in the Work Place, The Creative Life
  • The holiday season is the time of year that things turn romantic. If that’s not happening in your relationship, consider these habits that either k...
    20 Communication Habits That W...
    By Dianna Booher
    December 29th, 2016

    GraceTalk, Women in the Work Place
  • According to a PEW poll, 90 percent of the world’s smartphone users say their phone is their “constant companion.” And 96 percent say they “...
    4 Signs You Need to Power Dow...
    By Dianna Booher
    December 22nd, 2016

    Women in the Work Place
  • If you’ve been in the workplace long, you can quickly detect the difference between team members that pull together when the going gets rough and o...
    7 Tips for Building a Resilien...
    By Dianna Booher
    December 08th, 2016

    Women in the Work Place
  • Have you ever attempted to check references before hiring, and run into a brick wall with the former employer giving you only name, title, and dat...
    5 Ways to Check References to ...
    By Dianna Booher
    December 01st, 2016

    Women in the Work Place
  • I never had a curfew. My mom considered curfews permissive. She preferred accountability. When I left the house with a new boy for a new activity, the...
    Gratitude for Great Parenting
    By Dianna Booher
    November 24th, 2016

    Freedom at 50+, GraceTalk, Women in the Work Place, Single Moments
  • During an election season or a corporate crisis, the word “leadership” is used probably more than any other—as a prescription for better governm...
    5 Leadership Rules That Always...
    By Dianna Booher
    November 10th, 2016

    Women in the Work Place