Archive for decisionmaking SmartBlogs
“The thing that is interesting to me as a politician who’s been out of office a few years and now I see the world is how much I didn’t know, which is really shocking.” — Tony Blair, former British prime minister, on April 9
Tony Blair was discussing his experience with Margaret Thatcher, his efforts toward global health and peace, and was even a bit self-critical when I saw him speak April 9 at my alma mater, Baltimore-based Loyola University Maryland.[…] Continue Reading »
SmartBrief is partnering with Big Think to create a weekly video spotlight in SmartBrief on Leadership called “VIP Corner: Video Insights Powered by Big Think.” This week, we’re featuring Charles Duhigg, author and investigative journalist.
A sharp awareness of the difference between a habit and a conscious decision could mean the difference between peace-keeping and daily riots, according to Charles Duhigg, a New York Times reporter and author.[…] Continue Reading »
You just know that you can close that deal … if you could only figure out how to reach the right decision-maker. If this sounds all too familiar, now’s the time to get unstuck!
Think about it: We all persuade people in our everyday lives. In the business world, we persuade our clients, our employees, our customers and our counterparts to take action.[…] Continue Reading »
Eileen N. Sinett, author of “Speaking that Connects,” is a coach-consultant and keynote speaker whose knowledge spans several cross-functional disciplines: the speech arts, communication sciences, psychology, career management, and training and development. She is committed to promoting confidence and clarity in speakers worldwide, enhancing personal and business relationships through communication improvement, and raising the bar on speaking performance with her unique presentation training brand, Speaking that Connects.[…] Continue Reading »
The following is an excerpt from Mike Figliuolo’s book “One Piece of Paper: The Simple Approach to Powerful, Personal Leadership.” Figliuolo is a regular SmartBlogs contributor.
Leaders have to make choices. Many times those choices are painful. The decisions a leader makes can affect dozens to thousands of people. Sometimes the results of a leader’s actions are spectacular.[…] Continue Reading »