• 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
  • My blind friend Armand recognizes me and others in our circle by voice. He has no problem knowing who has joined the conversation once they spe...
    Have You Lost Your Writer’s ...
    By Dianna Booher
    November 03rd, 2016

    Women in the Work Place, The Creative Life
  • “Given such a lack of respect from both sides of the current political environment and the seeming lack of it through Facebook postings, I’m wond...
    What Does “Respect” Mean ...
    By Dianna Booher
    October 27th, 2016

    GraceTalk, Women in the Work Place
  • I recently posted this note on my Facebook page:  He: "I'll try and call before the weekend."  Me: (thinking) "He'll try TO call before the weekend." ...
    10 Grammar Mistakes That Drive...
    By Dianna Booher
    October 20th, 2016

    Women in the Work Place
  • Body language leaks the real feelings and truth behind the words. So what did the candidates really reveal to the audience in last night’s debate? ...
    What Did Trump’s and Clinton...
    By Dianna Booher
    September 29th, 2016

    Women in the Work Place
  • Six colleagues and I sat huddled in an impromptu meeting before a general session. Someone raised the question of how to generate a bigger attenda...
    5 Ways to Cool Off a Hot-Heade...
    By Dianna Booher
    October 13th, 2016

    Women in the Work Place
  • Leadership has been at the forefront of organizational thought for the past decade or longer: Executives, authors, speakers, and consultants have po...
    How Well Do You Manage Yoursel...
    By Dianna Booher
    October 06th, 2016

    Women in the Work Place
  • It’s not human nature to welcome negative feedback. At best, people accept the comments, make changes for the better, but feel disappointed that ...
    5 Techniques for Giving Usable...
    By Dianna Booher
    November 17th, 2016

    Women in the Work Place
  • Media pundits and critics have commented on Trump’s and Clinton’s communication styles and demeanor almost as often as their policies. I’m conv...
    Trump and Clinton--Dump the Do...
    By Dianna Booher
    September 22nd, 2016

    Women in the Work Place
  • Many employees have “come and gone” during my three decades as CEO of a small business—interns graduate, professionals move across country wit...
    3 Things You Should Say Before...
    By Dianna Booher
    September 15th, 2016

    Women in the Work Place
  • When people walk into my kitchen, their eyes always immediately go to a large centerpiece of colorful teapots arranged in the center of my granite...
    3 Common Myths About Professio...
    By Dianna Booher
    September 08th, 2016

    Women in the Work Place
  • Nobody intends to hire the whiner, the troublemaker, or the sharp-tongued twit that ticks off customers and drives coworkers crazy. But somehow a few...
    How NOT to Hire Toxic Employee...
    By Dianna Booher
    September 01st, 2016

    Women in the Work Place
  • Bernie Madoff bilked investors of their life savings, pulling off the biggest fraud to date in US history. Charles Ponzi put “Ponzi schemes” ...
    4 Persuasion Techniques to Hel...
    By Dianna Booher
    August 25th, 2016

    Women in the Work Place
  • Privacy has become a hot issue on social media. People fear giving up too much information in their profiles, posts, pins, or tweets to strangers wh...
    6 Things You Communicate Witho...
    By Dianna Booher
    August 18th, 2016

    Women in the Work Place
  • You’ve probably dealt with people whom you’ve wanted to whop upside the head because of their arrogant attitude. Yet some might argue that they...
    Communicating Confidence Versu...
    By Dianna Booher
    August 11th, 2016

    Freedom at 50+, Women in the Work Place
  • I knew we’d reached a crisis point when my octogenarian mom said to me a couple of years ago after dinner out, “I need to get home and do email....
    6 Ways to Handle Your Email Fa...
    By Dianna Booher
    August 04th, 2016

    Freedom at 50+, Women in the Work Place
  • I’m not being literal because some speakers weary their audiences with more than word fillers (like, so, right, basically, literally, absolutely, ac...
    Can, Uh, You, Ah, Stop Using W...
    By Dianna Booher
    July 28th, 2016

    Women in the Work Place
  • The desire to be memorable doesn’t necessarily represent ego. It might, sure. But helping your clients, coworkers, or even your friends keep you top...
    Make Yourself Memorable: 6 Com...
    By Dianna Booher
    July 21st, 2016

    Women in the Work Place, The Creative Life
  • The client doesn’t return your call. The doctor’s office forgets to call with the test results. A colleague never makes the introduction she promi...
    Following Up When People Fail ...
    By Dianna Booher
    July 07th, 2016

    Women in the Work Place
  • Listening to the media grilling and public outcry after politicians of both parties open their mouths, I often think to myself: How that’s working f...
    Talk First; Think Later: A Gro...
    By Dianna Booher
    July 14th, 2016

    Moms of Teen Girls, Moms of Teen Boys, Women in the Work Place
  • Not everyone wants to be a novelist. Most people would settle for writing a text message without the autocorrect feature turning an accurately spell...
    7 Hacks to Improve Your Writin...
    By Dianna Booher
    June 30th, 2016

    Women in the Work Place, The Creative Life
  • My sprightly 89-year-old dad had been walking two miles every day until his back began to bother him five months ago. Now, after seeing 3 back speci...
    Poor Communication by Doctors ...
    By Dianna Booher
    June 23rd, 2016

    Freedom at 50+, Women in the Work Place
  • If you’ve been a victim of these communication insults, then you know a slap upside the head can feel softer than these blows to the heart. Offende...
    Avoid Communication Insults—...
    By Dianna Booher
    June 16th, 2016

    Women in the Work Place
  • Let’s face it: Some people are off-putting. Unfortunately, they don’t self-identify. They simply blunder through life either a) clashing with peo...
    7 Habits of Highly Obnoxious P...
    By Dianna Booher
    June 09th, 2016

    Women in the Work Place
  • Are you writing an important email? A lengthy sales report? A big proposal? A presentation or speech script?  A book proposal or manuscript? Wha...
    10 Ways to Overcome Writer’s...
    By Dianna Booher
    June 02nd, 2016

    Women in the Work Place, The Creative Life
  • Many professionals fear speaking to their boss or a roomful of strangers not because of the planned presentation, but for the unplanned: What if the...
    6 Ways to Say “I don’t kno...
    By Dianna Booher
    May 26th, 2016

    Women in the Work Place
  • Heaven knows I’ve commented enough about poor communication: salespeople who talk more than they listen, healthcare professionals who treat pat...
    Customer Service Communication...
    By Dianna Booher
    May 19th, 2016

    Women in the Work Place
  • If you haven’t worked for these managers, you’ve heard about them. Employees buzz about these bosses over lunch, complain about them around t...
    6 Mistakes Managers Makes That...
    By Dianna Booher
    May 12th, 2016

    Women in the Work Place
  • The scam goes like this: The con artist dials a household within a zip code of older homes, hoping to reach the voice of an elderly person. Elderly: ...
    Scam Communicates Hiccups in F...
    By Dianna Booher
    May 05th, 2016

    Freedom at 50+, Women in the Work Place
  • We’re an instant gratification society always focused on the finish line. I just received another LinkedIn message today that basically asked, Can...
    Focus on Process —Whether Gr...
    By Dianna Booher
    April 28th, 2016

    Women in the Work Place