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About HonestLeadership

Mary V. Davids is Principal Consultant at D&M Consulting Services, LLC., and creator of the Honest Model™. Mary has over a decade of experience in cultivating employee engagement, enhancing workplace performance, career coaching, leadership coaching and training & development. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management. To connect with Mary, you can follow her on twitter @MVDavids or you can email her at maryd@honestleadership.org

What Does Your Body Language Say About You? Helpful Tips on Effective Communication


Does your mouth say the same thing as your body? The gestures we make during conversation often tell a very different story than the words coming out of our mouth. Even when we don’t use our words, our bodies still … Continue reading

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The Key to Creating Valuable Relationships


Recently I was reminded of the importance in giving to receive. Naturally we tend to have an expectation of others to give to us without first considering how we can be of service to them. When we go about our … Continue reading

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The War on Talent…Management


“None of us is as smart as all of us.” – Ken Blanchard The greatest cost in business is talent and should therefore be the greatest focus of a business in terms of investing time and money to secure it’s … Continue reading

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Four Warning Signs That An Overactive Ego Might Be Undermining An Executive’s Career


Originally posted on Blanchard LeaderChat:
When leaders get caught up in their ego, they erode their effectiveness.  Leaders with an overactive ego find themselves unable to center. Instead they are constantly moving from a sense of inadequacy to an overinflated…

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Winner of June’s Book Pick!


Congrats to the winner of my June Book Pick of the month, Charlotte Cuevas. Stay tuned for my next pick of the month giveaway! All the best, Mary V. Davids Mary V. Davids is Principal Consultant at D&M Consulting Services, LLC., and creator of the Honest Model™. … Continue reading

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5 Personal Branding Tips to Help Boost Your Career


Everything you say either helps your brand or hurts it. When you post comments or thoughts on various social networking sites your connections get an idea of who you are. Through such communication people form an opinion about you and make a mental … Continue reading

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Why Power Does not Equal Leadership


In the famous words of Dwight D. Eisenhower, “You do not lead by hitting people over the head — that’s assault, not leadership.” We all have power on some level or another. How we use that power is very different … Continue reading

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4 Easy Steps to Writing a Professional Bio


Here’s how answering four simple questions can help you create a short-bio in a matter of minutes! Professional Bio’s are your chance to share all your achievements and notable career accomplishments with your audience in a small paragraph or summary … Continue reading

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Why Honesty in Business Equals Success Part 3


Honesty requires courage. Have the courage to say No. Have the courage to face the Truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity. ~ W. Clement Stone No … Continue reading

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Why Honesty in Business Equals Success Part 2


What does honesty really mean?  Here’s the real truth. Being honest is a learned behavior. How it begins: It’s a natural instinct to be untruthful. It starts when we are young, we make a mistake, break something, go against our … Continue reading

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