Sharon Sayler

Category: Musings

Update: My opinion about Sheryl Sandberg’s recent body language faux pas appeared in the Wall St. Journal Online as well as nearly 300 other media outlets. View the Wall Street Journal Online piece here. “Little Girl” Body Language Can Sabotage Women Executive’s Success Time Magazine featured Sheryl Sandberg, author of “Lean In,” with the title “Don’t […]

Avoiding conflict at all costs, costs you big time…. Sharon, I tend to be one of those people who like avoiding conflict at all costs.  For that reason, I have a hard time saying “no” and don’t know how to stand my ground when conflict does happen.  What do I ask/tell myself (early-on) to help […]

Hey Sharon, I think I may have developed a bit of a Yes Man mentality over the years.  In most cases, it is probably to avoid conflict (out of fear, right?) – my justification is that I am a team player, I am flexible, I want to keep everything running smoothly, and am hopeful and […]

We would all like to think we have perfect poker faces and are less emotionally expressive then we really are.

Poker players try all sort of tricks to cover their face lest, they give away their position. They try all sorts of tricks from biting our lip to holding our breath to keep our emotional face in line with the curtain we want to show the world. Imagine have to bite your lip to walk into a board of directors meeting…? I wouldn’t suggest it.

I had to share this email ad that landed in my Inbox today. It went right into my “Things that make you go hummm” file.

Seriously, two misspell words out of a five word ad and they want me to believe their product was built CAREFULLY….

Okay, some quick thoughts on what to do if you want to do more than watch…. Frankly, let your eyes do the talkin’. Poets say the eyes are the window to the soul. They are and they also go right to a guy’s “fascination” button. How much fascination you get depends on how long you “watch” the guy. Staring is stalking so I suggest the 3 Flash Method. Okay, get your mind outta’ there…this is a different type of flashing.

Okay, we hear the two words: THOUGHT LEADER everywhere nowadays…. When you think of the term thought leader, what comes to mind? That “always-accurate” source Wikipedia defines thought leader as: “A thought leader is business jargon for an entity that is recognized for having innovative ideas.” On the surface that’s fairly accurate, but what does it take to be a thought leader? For me, the foundation to be a thought leader is the ability to think critically. Nowadays, I look around and wonder if it’s a lost skill!

Dr. Liz Alexander and co-author Craig Badings, share how to become a thought leader in your industry from their latest book: #Thought Leadership Tweet: 140 Prompts for Designing and Executing an Effective Thought Leadership Campaign (THiNKaha Books).

A client called the other day and said she missed seeing what ‘Sharon’ had to say on the debates—the VP debate to be precise…. I shared with her that while some were entertained during the VP debates, I, for one, was not. I have absolutely no patience for rude people! There, I said it.

As we pull into another village stop, I see a name, “Abfahrt.” A gentleman boards, wanders over to the vacant seat across from mine and says something I cannot understand.

I presume it to be Swiss. It has a Germanic crispiness but isn’t German… and it’s unlike the flowing pattern of French. I smile, raise my palm, open and up, in an outward sweeping movement toward the seat. He immediately sits down.

Things that make you go hmmmmm…. Okay, TSA takes my tweezers and flight attendants give me metal silverware….