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It’s Your Workplace and You Can Cry If You Want To

It’s Your Workplace and You Can Cry If You Want To

It’s my party, and I’ll cry if I want to, cry if I want to, cry if I want to…you would cry too if it happened to you. Did you find yourself singing those lyrics in your head as opposed to just reading them?  Many of us have heard that song, It’s My Party played on...

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Chuck Garcia’s Frequently Asked Questions: Part 1

Chuck Garcia’s Frequently Asked Questions: Part 1

As an author, speaker, and professor I’m frequently asked to be a guest on podcasts, panels and other events where individuals are looking to improve their leadership and communication abilities. Through the years I’ve compiled some of the more frequent questions that...

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Top Ten Competencies of a Successful Leader

Top Ten Competencies of a Successful Leader

I’ve previously addressed the difference between a leader and a boss – take a peek at that article and then asked yourself, which one am I? Most of us want to be leaders who others admire, trust and want to follow; we ourselves want to work for leaders that we trust,...

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Balance This and You’ll Have Success AND Happiness

Balance This and You’ll Have Success AND Happiness

Have you ever stopped to think about how the body has been created or formed? Two eyes, two ears, two arms, two legs – with most other significant parts of the body (e.g. nose, organs, etc.) placed in the middle.  It helps the body to balance – imagine if our bodies...

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What Are You Going to Conquer This Year?

What Are You Going to Conquer This Year?

On September 11th, 2001, I lost a lot of friends in the horrendous terrorist attack on the World Trade Center buildings in New York City.  It was a tough time to conquer for those who knew individuals lost, the families affected, and a nation grieving the tragedy. It...

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It Always Comes Back to Communication

It Always Comes Back to Communication

I’m often asked when I’m invited for interviews or podcasts how I got to where I am today. Like all of us, there are a number of driving factors and influences that guide us throughout our lives. However, I frequently think of my father, who was a professor of...

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3 Keys to Achieving Executive Presence

3 Keys to Achieving Executive Presence

Early on in my career, as I looked up to the executives and people I admired, I found myself asking, “what is it about these individuals that I admire so much?” What I came to conclude, and what became the birth of what I do today, is there was something I couldn’t...

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The Three Prongs of Successful Communication

The Three Prongs of Successful Communication

I’ve previously addressed the keys to achieving success and having a mindset of success. When it comes to becoming a successful communicator, there are three fundamental steps to consider.  All too often, communication is something that people engage in all day, every...

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Be More Effective and Less Affected

Be More Effective and Less Affected

It is so easy to be offended. There are so many reasons each and every day to be offended, irritated, frustrated, perturbed…to be affected by the people, things, and scenarios around us.  Our natural tendency is to impulsively respond negatively to a negative...

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  • Consider this Key Attribute of All Great Leaders

    Consider this Key Attribute of All Great Leaders

    I’ve had several humbling experiences throughout my life that have changed the course of where I was headed.  I can think of many examples both in my mountaineering adventures and in the unexpected circumstances presented to me throughout my career where I found myself unsure and seemingly unprepared.  One such …
  • Does Communicating Stress You Out?

    Does Communicating Stress You Out?

    If it is, you wouldn’t be alone.  Many people know that public speaking is one of the greatest fears people can experience. However, we don’t all find ourselves being required to give speeches.  As leaders however, we are required to communicate…effectively.  That’s hard.  It’s stressful.  And while you might not …
  • Change Must be Led Step by Step and Brick by Brick

    Change Must be Led Step by Step and Brick by Brick

    There’s a medieval French phrase, “Rome ne fu[t] pas faite toute en un jour” from the collection Li Proverbe au Villian published around 1190; we all know it as “Rome wasn’t built in a day.” The phrase speaks to the idea that big things don’t happen immediately – it takes …