Leslie In Action
When I was little, my mother taught my sister and I how to dream big. Whenever we would proclaim awe or envy for someone who was out there in the world doing seemingly unattainable things, she would look at us and say three magic words. “Why not you?” “Someone gets to do have that cool […]
Ahhh confidence. It’s the elusive unicorn of self-perception. Just about every aspiring human has at least once uttered the phrase “If only I came across as more confident, people would take me more seriously”. And they really believed it too! Then inevitably the stress and strain of trying to appear more confident would eventually take […]
My mom passed away a few months ago after a fierce battle with cancer. When she died, she created a giant black hole in my world, which completely sucked my swagger into its vortex. I quickly realized that her passing had fundamentally changed me. Nothing felt right, comfortable or familiar. The sound of my own […]
We’ve all been there. We’ve planned, prepped and practiced. We’ve positive self-talked ourselves up the ying yang. We’re pumped, swagger-filled, ready to slay… Aaaaand then something happens that causes it all to go to hell in a hand basket. Maybe you misunderstood what the purpose of your presentation was. Or you’ve accidentally exposed something that […]
Two little words. That’s all it can take to change your mindset, innovation culture, and even your creative output. These two little words may not come as a surprise if you’ve ever done improv, taken creativity or innovation training, or work in an organization that walks the talk on creative collaboration. But what may be […]
I hear a lot of excuses as to why having swagger AKA ‘being authentic’ won’t fly at work. Most people genuinely believe their colleagues and, even more so, their bosses, do not give rat’s ass about who they really are.
In episode EF008 of The Expert Focus Podcast, Claire and Leslie cover a lot of important ground. They debunk ‘the hustle’, address the label of ‘Mompreneur’, and discuss the things that will rob you of your swagger.
One of the key ingredients to running a successful business is being able to communicate effectively with your customers, employees and stakeholders.
Leslie Ehm joins Skip Weisman on the Your Championship Company podcast to discuss the fundamentals of applied creativity and how and why using it to tell corporate stories is the secret weapon to motivating your workforce, building your brand, and attracting the most customers.
Are we too hung up on the taboo of four-letter words? Colleen Powell’s conversation about swearing with Leslie Ehm on the Year of Listening podcast raises bigger questions about judgement, communication and authenticity.