Every day we are bombarded with false messages that try to capture our attention and get into our wallets or our hearts. Creative scammers armed with sophisticated technology manipulate audio and video and make it harder and harder to determine what’s authentic. What’s real?
Authenticity matters. Lying and truth distortion are nothing new. But at a time when technology can mimic our image, our voice, and our words – and create doppelgangers that appear more real than ourselves
When a friend of mine recently retired from the job she held for seven years, she decided to be totally honest in her exit interview. Freed from the need for an employer’s reference, she felt comfortable being honest, yet respectful, about why she was leaving—despite their offer of more money and flexibility to stay.
When we think about how we respond when the unexpected happens, we tend to focus on what to do in a crisis. But how do we prepare to meet the moment where a chance encounter can propel us to something great. Here are a few tips.
We’ve all been in retreats or meetings that go off the rails, are unproductive or unnecessary. Why? Poor planning, lack of an agenda and insufficient management of the conversation. As a result, meetings are viewed with dread as time wasters, and opportunities to tap into the collective wisdom of teams to identify solutions and advance fresh thinking that opens up possibilities for business growth are missed. Worse yet, a poorly run meeting can deepen disagreement and discord.
“I used to be good at delivering my message and now I am out of practice.”
My biggest fear when I started my company more than 20 years ago was that I wouldn’t get any business. As it turned out, I didn’t have to dial for business because I had strong relationships with people who trusted me, valued my skills and wanted to help me. This post offers some tips for building these relationships.
When leaders impose new directives without explanation or context, or when they criticize poor performance in harsh ways, they often fail to get the results they seek. When tough decisions must be made, unpleasant news has to be delivered, or big changes are on the horizon, going neutral can be the best approach.
How my rambunctious chocolate Labrador puppy led me to discover the beauty of country music and the power of a song to impart wisdom.