Dana Brownlee

  • President

  • Professionalism Matters

After years of working as a business strategy consultant with top IT firms, in 2003 Dana Brownlee founded Professionalism Matters an Atlanta based corporate training company. An energetic and innovative speaker and trainer, Dana has thrilled audiences with speaking events in six countries and authored a course taught internationally. Her courses are specifically designed to provide best practices and techniques that participants can immediately apply in the workplace. She has been interviewed by (or published in) CNN, The Wall Street Journal, HuffPost, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Redbook, Working Mother, Forbes.com, and other notable publications. Her first book "The Unwritten Rules of Managing Up: Project Management Techniques from the Trenches" will be published by Berrett-Koehler in early 2019. A nationally recognized speaker, Dana speaks to groups large and small on a variety of topics including tips for rescuing your meetings, dealing with the difficult boss, secrets of the "Thoroughbred Leader", and discovering the keys to true work life balance. She holds a BS, BIE, MBA, and PMP.

Articles

What to Do When Your Boss Is a Terrible Manager

  • November, 2018

Managing Up with a Difficult Boss

  • November, 2018

Managing Up--The Importance of Questions

  • October, 2018

What Is Managing Up?

  • October, 2018

Seven Tips to Help You Save Time, Reduce Stress, and Increase Your Sanity

  • February, 2018

Starting a Consulting Business? Avoid These Three Tragic Mistakes

  • January, 2018

Should I Start a Business?

  • January, 2018

What I Learned from My Sick Day in Bed

  • November, 2017

Working Moms' Secret: 'We Look Forward to the Business Trip!'

  • November, 2017

Top 10 Tips for Millennials and Early Career Professionals

  • September, 2017

Superwoman Needs Superman

  • September, 2017

Becoming a Thoroughbred Leader

  • August, 2017

Tips for Managing a Difficult Boss

  • August, 2017

The Mommy Contract

  • August, 2017

Career Advice for Millennials

  • August, 2017

Managing the Underperformer

  • July, 2017

Tips for Avoiding Team Miscommunications

  • July, 2017

NEWSFLASH: Superwoman Doesn't Exist

  • July, 2017

The Dirty Little Secret of Delegation

  • July, 2017

The NEW Time Management Model

  • July, 2017

The 95 Percent Unplugged Vacation

  • June, 2017

Tips for Managing a Difficult Boss: (The Tornado)

  • June, 2017

Leadership Tips for Communicating Organizational Change

  • May, 2017

How to Disagree with Your Boss in a Meeting

  • May, 2017

The 4 Working Mom Work-Life-Balance Personalities

  • May, 2017

How to Handle Being Ghosted at Work

  • May, 2017

Effective Workplace Communitcations

  • May, 2017

Having it All...Fact, Fiction, or Fantasy

  • April, 2017

Setting Work Life Boundaries with Your Boss Without Committing Career Suicide

  • April, 2017

Professionalism Training: Voicemail Etiquette

  • April, 2017

Professionalism Training - Email Etiquette

  • March, 2017

Drawing Work Life Boundaries with Your Boss: Smart or Suicide?

  • March, 2017

Stages of Change Acceptance

  • March, 2017

Leading Change

  • March, 2017

Handling the Late Meeting Attendee

  • March, 2017

Meeting Facilitation Tips

  • March, 2017

The Thoroughbred Leader

  • February, 2017

Team Communication Tips

  • February, 2017

Project Management Best Practice: Working Smarter by Using Technology to Help Manage Action Items

  • February, 2017

The Delegation Dilemma

  • January, 2017

Project Management Best Practice: Developing Ground Rules to Encourage Accountability on a Team

  • January, 2017

Project Management Best Practices: Appropriately Assigning Action Items

  • January, 2017

Building a Strong Team

  • January, 2017

Best Leadership Style

  • January, 2017

The Secret to Employee Engagement - Engaging the Head AND the Heart

  • January, 2017

Using the "3 Magic Questions" to Clarify Task Assignment

  • December, 2016

Time Management Paradigm Shift

  • December, 2016

Practical Productivity Tips

  • December, 2016

Leading Conference Calls with Confidence

  • December, 2016

Managing the "Meeting from Hell"

  • December, 2016

Leadership Tip:Improving Your Status Meetings

  • November, 2016

Project Management Tips: Key Elements of a Project Charter

  • November, 2016

Project Management Tips: Designing an Effective Project Kickoff

  • November, 2016

7 Sins of Newbie Entrepreneurs

  • November, 2016

Myths of Entrepreneurship

  • October, 2016

Are We Witnessing the Death of Professionalism? And if so, Should We Care?

  • October, 2016

The Multigenerational Workforce Communication Conundrum

  • October, 2016

Advice Your First Boss Probably won't Give (but Should)

  • September, 2016

Can My Problem Employee Be Saved (or are They a Lost Cause)?

  • August, 2016

Discussing Undiscussables... the New Leadership Frontier?

  • July, 2016

Managing Up: Surviving (and Thriving) the Difficult Boss

  • June, 2016

Project Management Skills Every Leader Should Have

  • May, 2016

Are You Leading a Team... or Combing Spaghetti?

  • April, 2016

The NEW Time Management Model

  • March, 2014

Conversation Crutches

  • February, 2014

Communication Lessons from a Three Year Old

  • December, 2013

Managing the Meeting from Hell!

  • November, 2013