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    Learn to see yourself as others do and become magnetic, magnanimous, and memorable! Savvy advice, specific examples, and tactical exercises to develop your presence—in months, not years.

  • About the Author

    Raised on a farm in southern Indiana by an idealistic professor and a feminist homemaker, and after language and film studies in Europe, Jennifer was an unlikely candidate to graduate from a leading business school and enter corporate America. To her surprise, she excelled in her new world and spent the next twenty years building a scintillating career, rising from Financial Analyst to Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary, working for big pharma and biotech companies in the US, Europe, and the UK.

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Articles

Exceptional Presence:
The Other: Our Mirror
The Test of Good Manners Is How You Handle Those With None
The Magic of Common Courtesy
Punctuality: A New Leaf
Practical Solutions to Stage Fright
Travel: Try Out a New You
We Regret Nothing: Why Nobody Can Apologize Anymore
Don’t Go into that Meeting … Naked!
Exceptional Presence for the Job Seeker – Q & A
Exceptional Presence for the Job Seeker – Q & A – Part Two
Exceptional Presence for the Job Seeker – Q & A – Part Three
Personal Branding and Professional Presence
Being Present: It’s More Than Just Showing Up
Workplace Humor: Five Golden Rules -or- What’s So Funny about Executive Presence?
Executive Presence: Behaviors and Perceptions – Article in Leadership Excellence
Creating Executive Presence: An Excerpt from the Course Handbook
“Oh, You Sound So Young” – How Youthful Vocal Styles Can Detract from Your Executive Presence
I’m Young – So What?

Management:
Why Does Our Training Stink?
Practice, Using Your Head
Do You Have the Right Boss, Organizationally?
Do You Have the Right Boss, as an Individual?
Good Personnel Management – Excerpt from The Discreet Guide for Executive Women Chapter Eight (Abridged)

Bullies:
Is Bullying the New Witch Hunt?
Bullies at Large
Bullies – Short Excerpt from The Discreet Guide for Executive Women Chapter Seven (Abridged)
Bully for No One (poem)

Gender Issues:
What Is She? The Sex That Cannot Be Named
What’s a Guy To Do? Seven Ground Rules for Working with Women
Super Bad Guys – Excerpted from The Discreet Guide for Executive Women
Sexual Harassment in the Workplace – Excerpted from The Discreet Guide for Executive Women
The Shimmer – Women’s March – San Diego – January 21, 2017
The Hidden Risk of Business Travel: Scandal
A MAN Is Not an ATM
The Cost of Beauty
Beyond “You Look Nice”
Searching for Equality
Op-Ed: Ellen Pao, Your Former Nanny
Op-Ed: Ellen Pao, Poster Child
Gender Matters: Cases of Mistaken…Gender
“Sorry, Ladies” – The Dark Side of Workplace Humor
Threading the Needle – Advice for Women Working in a Male-Dominated Environment
Stories from the Belly of the Beast
The F-Word (Or, Why Can’t We All Just Get Along?)
TAKE ME TO YOUR LEADER. Where Is She?
Some Girls Are Better Than Others
Newsflash from the Dropouts: We Have Not Forgotten

Humor:
QUIZ – Are You Cut Out to Work with Men?
Some Good Ways to Irritate People at Networking Events [Snark Alert]
Op-Ed — Good News: Girls Win!
Have You Seen My Glasses? I Can’t Hear Without Them
Mitt Romney’s “Women/Binders” Email

Other:
Get Out There! Interviewing for New Graduates
Choosing Your First Company – For Recent Female Graduates
Moving On – Deciding When to Leave
Business Travel – My Two Cents
Business Travel – Other People’s Two Cents
Business Travel Apps
My First EDMS, A How-Not-To Story

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    Click here for the "Women's March" Issue - Jan 2017.

    Click here for the "Executive Presence" Issue - Nov 2016.

    Click here for the "New Opportunity, i.e., Looking for Work" Issue - Sep 2016.

    Click here for the "Business Travel" Issue - July 2016.

    Click here for the "Bully" Issue - May 2016.

    Click here for the "Men, Women, and Money" Issue - March 2016.

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