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Sweating the Small Stuff


February 22, 2022

Whenever I coach leaders on communication, I invariably recommend that they tell the end of the story first. The end of my story is: Think about the messages you give to your team and your organization through small, day-to-day actions; they are much more impactful than the big events and speeches.  The best CEOs I have known […]

Building Influence at Times of Crisis


June 27, 2021

One of the best times to build up your Influence and Impact is during times of crisis. Under difficult situations, leadership will shine. Those who can keep their heads and address the challenges confronting the organization will be listened to and valued. Erica Spencer, the VP of Global Learning and Development at Marriott International, wrote […]

Writing Influence and Impact: A Very Brief Memoir


June 17, 2021

To understand the basic concept of the book, this video will give you an overview. The last time I published a book, it was 1994, and I was an Associate Professor of Psychology at Fordham University. I had one child, and another one on the way. The book – Attachment in Adults – was targeted […]

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Berman Leadership Development has been accepted into Forbes Coaches Council


January 29, 2021

Forbes Coaches Council Is an Invitation-Only Community for Leading Business and Career Coaches Berman Leadership Development has been accepted into Forbes Coaches Council, an invitation-only community for leading business and career coaches. Berman Leadership Development was vetted and selected by a review committee based on the depth and diversity of their experience. Criteria for acceptance […]

What do you mean, Trust?


January 9, 2020

When I coach or consult to executives, I almost always conduct a 360 assessment. I ask peers, team members, and managers questions about the person’s strengths and weaknesses, competencies, and areas for development. Toward the end, I ask, among other things, “Do you trust him or her?” Over the past decade, I have had only two […]

Which Team Are You On?


October 25, 2019

Mingyu is a highly competent, high potential Managing Director in a financial services firm who sought coaching to help her step into her new role. She was recently promoted to lead the group that has responsibility for connecting corporate clients with potential investors.  This role puts her in contact with a wide range of business […]

Do Your People Trust You, Part II. What Do You Do if They Don’t?


January 30, 2020

A few weeks ago, I wrote about what trust means for most people. And I identified a few simple, clear guidelines that can help you gauge whether you are trusted or not: Take responsibility for things that go wrong, and give credit to others when things go right; Make sure your team knows you’ll protect