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I was a bit of a renegade in my years in the corporate world. I saw things that needed to change, and I felt it was the right thing to do to prepare my case to get them changed. For much of my career, there was just this one little problem: I wasn’t all that good at persuading others to my way.[…] Continue Reading »
Oh, what tangled webs we weave when we practice to deceive. How much more tangled when the people we deceive are ourselves? In the book “Decisive, How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work,” Chip Heath and Dan Heath explore the complex dynamics behind the decisions we make and where those decisions lead.
“Decisive” challenges assumptions about how we process and use the immense amount of information we encounter daily, asking the question: Can we do better?[…] Continue Reading »
Speakers who stand behind a podium glued to the floor, reading from slides and addressing a less than enthusiastic audience are so last century. It’s 2013, and successful speakers need to be aware that audiences have changed — drastically! They are better informed, crave connection and expect to be actively engaged in the “conversation.”
Today, a great presenter is authentically present and ready to connect with their audience.[…] Continue Reading »
The following is an excerpt from “A Curious Discovery: An Entrepreneur’s Story,” (HarperBusiness, June 2013) by Discovery Communications founder John Hendricks, available at the following sites: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple, Indiebound.
My plan was comprehensive and complete on almost every other subject.[…] Continue Reading »
Picture this: You’re at a conference, waiting to hear a speaker whose talk you’ve been looking forward to for months. As you sit down, you realize that he appears rattled and is gripping onto the lectern for dear life. He begins to talk, ever so slowly.
You wait a while to see if his talk improves but it becomes decidedly boring.[…] Continue Reading »