5 Strategies for Improving Your Relationship with Your Boss

Josh Hay

man and manager talking

  When you picture the person at work who will most impact your future, who do you see? For most of us, our relationship with our manager is the most important relationship we have at work. I believe we need to work to get it that relationship right. Here are five tips that will improve your relationship with the person … Read More

Tips for Mindful Communication

Josh Hay

How often do you find yourself in a conversation with a friend, partner or colleague and realize you have no idea what was just said? If you are like most of us, it happens every day, and often. We live in a fast-paced world and our minds are often scattered and unruly. You might even be interested in what’s being … Read More

10 Tips For Public Speaking With Confidence

Josh Hay

Rather be in the coffin than speak publicly? There is a Seinfeld TV episode where he states that most people hate public speaking – that in terms of fears, public speaking surpasses death. He goes on to surmise that if you are at a funeral, you would rather be the one in the coffin than the one giving the eulogy. … Read More

6 Ways to Be a Better Listener

Josh Hay

Everyone listens. We listen every day, but not all of us think of listening as a skill to be developed. Listening is a quiet, internal stance and it is easy to overlook. Like most worthwhile endeavours, learning to listen well is worthy of both our attention and effort. I thought long and hard about how to write a blog about … Read More

5 Tips for Delivering Difficult News

Josh Hay

Depending on your role at work, there may be times when you are tasked with delivering difficult news to an individual or a group of people.  When I look back on my career so far, both as an employee in the early years and as an entrepreneur for the past 15 years, delivering difficult news stands out as some of … Read More

Three Rules for Saying ‘No’ During the Holidays

Josh Hay

I know some of you enjoy holidays, love parties, and adore large crowds of celebrating friends. But some of you, like me, feel overwhelmed by the social obligations that come with the festive season. Can you say no to great grandma’s annual turkey bash that everyone has gone to since the dawn of time? And if so, how do you … Read More

Tips for Mindful Communication

Josh Hay

How often do you find yourself in a conversation with a friend, partner or colleague and realize you have no idea what was just said? If you are like most of us, it happens every day, and often. We live in a fast-paced world and our minds are often scattered and unruly. You might even be interested in what’s being … Read More

How to Ask for a Promotion – Think, Act, Respond

Josh Hay

Woman excited after she ask for a promotion

Ask for a Promotion If you have never considered asking for a promotion or a raise, you absolutely should. BUT to be effective, you need to be strategic. Don’t enter into the request blindly. There is a definite art to making requests, particularly when those requests include someone bestowing you with more power, or potentially narrowing their profit margin to … Read More