Blind Spots

Understanding Professional Blind Spots: Video Tip

What you don’t see can hurt you. Is your professional reputation what you think it should be? Watch this video to discover if subtle behaviors and unconscious habits could be sabotaging your success.

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6 Things That Cost More Than This Career Investment

Life in the business world is expensive – but don’t let your next career move take a back seat! Take a second to raise your nose from the grindstone (or the yoga mat, or the keyboard) for this reality check about your career priorities.

Improve Your Impact; Improve Your Career

Last month, I had the privilege of delivering a keynote speech to 500 incredibly talented professionals at Working Mother Media’s annual Multicultural Women’s National Conference in New York City. As I took the stage on the first morning and began to share my story, I was struck by the remarkable vibe in the […]

Part 1: Corporate Blind Spots: Is Your Brand Suffering?

Just like our personal reputations have an enormous impact on the success of our careers, a company’s reputation ultimately determines its profitability. That concept has never been more critical than it is now in our always-online, über-connected world.

Companies today are faced with a competitive playing field that has expanded exponentially. […]

What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You

sara canaday what you dont know leadership presence resultsI frequently talk with corporate audiences about the concept of “blind spots” and the impact they can have on our professional success. In a recent guest blog, I shared the story about my personal epiphany on this subject. And […]

Leadership and the Spotlight

sara canaday leadership spotlight results presenceRenowned leadership expert John Baldoni has a compelling and insightful viewpoint on this subject. John was kind enough to write the foreword for my book, You – According to Them, and I would like to share an excerpt. In this essay, John […]

How Would Your Colleagues Vote?

sara canaday how would your colleagues voteWith the presidential election upon us, it’s safe to say that we’ve all had a chance to experience the power of perceptions in the last few months. No matter what side of the political fence we live on, we tend to […]

Career Potential: Are You Getting a “Thumbs Up” or “Thumbs Down”?

When we are introduced to new co-workers, we typically don’t receive copies of their resumes along with the nice-to-meet-you handshakes. We might sit through an hour-long meeting with the new guy on the team and not have any idea about his experience, accomplishments or degrees. But chances are, at the end of that hour, […]

Do You Really Know Your Workplace Reputation?

sara canaday who are youIt’s the classic battle of Perception versus Reality. We all hope that our “messages” (verbal and nonverbal) are received by others the way we intended them, but many different factors can prevent that from happening. We may not be aware that our behavior […]

Do You Have the Leadership “X Factor”?

Most of us have watched it happen in the workplace. There’s a go-to person in the organization who gets everything done. Never misses a deadline, never forgets a detail, but never gets promoted into a senior position. Meanwhile, others break through to the next level. Leaders listen to them; subordinates recognize their […]