For many of us, public speaking is terrifying. Just thinking about it makes my palms sweat, my heart rate rise, and my stomach tap dance. Unfortunately, in the course of our professional lives, most of us will need to deliver a presentation, ace an interview, or take center stage at an event—even if speaking isn’t a regular part of our jobs. Fortunately, with preparation, you can feel more confident, and Communicate to Influence, even if you’re freaking out inside. No matter […]
Dialogue is good. Debate, discussion and impassioned opinions create better results. But there’s a fine line between arguing the merits of a particular solution and arguing strictly for the solution. It’s easy to slide from discussing a point to defending a point.
Because Jonathan didn’t ask for anything related to the business, my network or anything that would feel like it would cost me anything. He asked for my advice. And rather than that feeling like a burden, it feels like an opportunity…
Like most business professionals who work in the consulting space, I’m a big fan of business models. I’m also a big fan of board games. And I think there’s a correlation. Let me explain.
As a larger percentage of the global workforce moves to remote working conditions, it’s important for all of us to remember that there is another real, live, breathing (and stressing) human being on the other end of each email exchange. Here’s one trick to making life easier for them.
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