Robert Lentz

4 videoconferencing blunders to avoid

May 8, 2020
We’ve all quickly learned both the efficiencies and quirks of videoconferencing. But how are we personally perceived inside that medium? Keep these tips in mind so you come off better when accepting that next video invite.

3 unfortunate messages we send by being late

February 6, 2020
A little tardiness never hurt anyone, right? After all, you’re capable of catching up on your work. But consider the impression projected by someone who is consistently late.

Even a 15-second presentation demands these basics

August 1, 2019
Never take any moment in the spotlight for granted. This is a moment that shapes the way people perceive you; don’t let it get away from you! Always consider these essentials.

If you still hear the song, you’re not tuned in

March 6, 2019
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4 questions to ask yourself before you call someone on leave

September 23, 2018
The wheels of business stop for no one, and when an employee goes out on leave—FMLA or otherwise—it’s surprising how quickly the inconveniences mount. The urge to pick up the phone or dash off a quick email to ask a simple question just to keep the wheels moving is powerful, but pause for a moment before you do it and ask:

What does this organization believe?

August 6, 2018
Is it better to come out strong on an issue and lose followers, or try to keep as many of them as possible by holding your cards close at all costs?

How to question a witness about a workplace incident

October 11, 2017

In questioning someone, you suddenly gain power over that person … and it’s incredibly easy for that to go wrong.

Make your PowerPoint slides help your memory

May 9, 2017
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7 cruel proofreading traps that are lying in wait for you

March 22, 2017
They’re out there, hiding, ready to sneak up on your document and make it look amateurish. Can you stop them before the damage is done?

Someone cracked the code of job applicant doublespeak

February 28, 2017
As the founder and CEO of Leadership IQ, Mark Murphy has advised on the hiring processes at hundreds of companies—and in doing so, has slowly revealed commonalities among job candidates when they speak during interviews.