Positional Power Inhibits The Truth — And We Need The Truth

Carmen E. Voilleque & Randy Harrington, Phd Not many people have the courage to speak truth to power. Most of us find it easier to tell those in powerful positions exactly what they want to hear, whether it’s true or not.  The best managers and coaches understand that leadership is not just about vision—it’s about creating… [Continue Reading]

Stop Talking. Be Heard.

My husband (an attorney) has a colleague that has business cards printed with the request: “Please stop talking”. He has been known to pass them to people during meetings.  When he first told me about this I laughed and thought of how often I would have loved to have a card like that to pass… [Continue Reading]

Fifty Shades of…Leadership?

The success of E. L. James trilogy Fifty Shades of Grey is so significant that some are saying that we will see a mini-baby boom as a result of the erotically charged prose. Women who weren’t planning on another child are reporting “Grey babies.” More than 350,000 people have offered up “Likes” on Facebook. Hotels… [Continue Reading]

Are you Sub-Texting Me?

The Complicated World of Digital Relationships Sitting on an airplane looking at my mobile phone I hear the call from the pissy flight attendant to “turn off ALL electronic devices, the door is closing!” Just before shutting it down I get a text from a client “Got the contract; boy are you in trouble.” It… [Continue Reading]

That’s Easy for You to Say! – Public Speaking 101

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series That’s Easy for You to Say!

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series That’s Easy for You to Say!Guest blogger JP Voilleque, with Carmen Voilleque If you’re reading this, you’ve taken the first step in committing yourself to becoming excellent in public speaking, as a presenter, and communicator in a variety of contexts.  In our book, Evolutionaries, we… [Continue Reading]

The Deep End for a Swim

In this Blog RH gets a little deep; but it’s worth it and the water’s fine. It is not an exaggeration to say that I have spent all of my adult life working to understand and improve communication skills in myself—and others. The more I learn, the less I know. I used to think I… [Continue Reading]