Relationships are the foundation of all human activity. Our success in life hinges on our ability to forge and maintain bonds with people we like and trust. Relationships are based on an exchange of value. Learn more about how to increase your Return on Relationships.
Storytelling and sharing is one of the most powerful ways to connect us with others. But so many of us don’t realize that we even have stories to tell. We have to have the discipline to see the stories in front of us and learn to tell them well. Learn how in this post.
Finding the right messages about ourselves and our companies is hard. We have to slow down and understand just how we benefit others. It requires a commitment and sometimes even a shift in perspective. Find out how to make more interesting messages.
In our virtual world, there is no shortage of advice. But if you want success in business or in life for that matter, having a clearly defined purpose matters. Purpose isn’t about what we do but about the impact of what we do. This post offers some thoughts on how to find your purpose.
Authenticity is the new cool. To be authentic means having a clear sense of who you are, what you believe and what lines you won’t cross. Trying too hard to be authentic is a trap. This post shows you how to avoid it.
For weeks, I have been helping clients find their voice to bear witness to the horrific killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, while struggling to find my own. There are no perfect words. What matters is that first we speak our truth and not stay silent and then take meaningful action to back up our words.
If you want to persuade and motivate people to join your team, buy your product or support your cause, you must create a compelling message. Answering these two questions will help you connect, convince and influence those who matter most to your success.
Sharing client stories is a powerful way to demonstrate your impact. But only if you respect the dignity and power of your subjects. Here are tips for doing this ethically.
Saying thank you is one of the most important things we can do every day. Here are some tips on how to effectively express your gratitude.
A South Dakota anti-drug campaign highlights the danger of being overly cute in your message and creating confusion and derision. This is a cautionary tale.