Sharí Alexander

Sharí Alexander

Professional Speaker and Corporate Trainer; founder of Observe Connect Influence

Sharí Alexander is a communication specialist and founder of Observe Connect Influence, a Los Angeles based training and consulting firm helping leaders increase their influence through educational programs and private coaching. She blogs at Shari-Alexander.com.

How to Communicate With Your First Employee
Managing Employees

How to Communicate With Your First Employee

This hire marks the beginning of your becoming a manager of staff. Here's how to do things right.
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Correcting Leadership Communication Mishaps
Mistakes

Correcting Leadership Communication Mishaps

Everyone makes mistakes but when you're the one in the corner office, many people will hear about that inadvertent remark or slipup. Here's how to fix it.
3 Savvy Tips to Help You Better Connect With (and Oversee) Your Staff
Managing Employees

3 Savvy Tips to Help You Better Connect With (and Oversee) Your Staff

Find out how to truly be in touch with your staff so you'll be able to identify and prevent potential problems.
The One Word Leaders Should Stop Using
Communication strategies

The One Word Leaders Should Stop Using

A corporate consultant warns about the disastrous effects of overuse of a very common qualifier.
The Art of Having a Productive Argument
Conflict

The Art of Having a Productive Argument

Learn to articulate what you want, spend time listening and try to understand the other side. And experiment with these seven steps.
Tone It Down: 5 Introverted Lessons for Extroverts
Personality

Tone It Down: 5 Introverted Lessons for Extroverts

Sometimes, it pays to be quiet and reserved. Here are the benefits of not being the center of attention.
The Interview Questions You Aren't Asking But Should Be
Growth Strategies

The Interview Questions You Aren't Asking But Should Be

Catch job candidates off-guard with the right questions and you'll quickly uncover their true colors.
How to Save Any Presentation From a Technology Meltdown
Growth Strategies

How to Save Any Presentation From a Technology Meltdown

Don't let a technology glitch or mistake ruin your next presentation. Here are four ways to save any presentation from disaster.
How to Motivate Employees in Less Than 5 Minutes
How To

How to Motivate Employees in Less Than 5 Minutes

Motivating your team can be more art than science, but here are four techniques that work.
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Why Every Entrepreneur Should Unleash Their Inner Artist
Starting a Business

Why Every Entrepreneur Should Unleash Their Inner Artist

Here are five ways to let your creative side shine to be a better entrepreneur.
What Your Office Design Says About You As a Leader (And It Isn't Pretty)
Leadership

What Your Office Design Says About You As a Leader (And It Isn't Pretty)

The way you decorate and design your office says a lot about the kind of boss you are. Here are three key factors.
6 Easy Ways to Make Meetings Fun -- Or At Least, Not Suck
Growth Strategies

6 Easy Ways to Make Meetings Fun -- Or At Least, Not Suck

What if the dreaded meeting could actually be an event your team looked forward to? Here are six ways to revamp meetings to get employees engaged and interested.
5 Ways to Be a Badass Leader, James Bond Style
Leadership

5 Ways to Be a Badass Leader, James Bond Style

You can learn valuable lessons about leadership from 007 and his ilk. Here are five big take-aways.