"Close listening occurs when we're fully engaged in the here and now" -Steven Kottler I help people find ways to communicate their ideas and their strategic perspectives clearly, simply and persuasively. There are many important elements to making your points sound persuasive to another party, but … [Read more...] about What does it mean to listen?
I'm going to assume that there have been times in your life when you have encountered friction during a group discussion. Maybe it had to do with a disagreement about where to eat lunch, or perhaps it was a bigger decision about how to approach a project or best ways to handle a client. Regardless … [Read more...] about Work With Resistance, Not Against.
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVZRVi-KNog[/youtube]This is a clip from this summer's Spielberg movie, "Bridge of Spies." If you haven't seen the movie, the clip takes place during the trial of a Russian spy Rudolf Abel (played by Mark Rylance) and captures his conversation with his … [Read more...] about Worrying – Would It Help?
In recognition of Leonard Nimoy's recent passing, I decided to write on an underlying tension I see in most companies that require technical experience, that is the tension between our Spocks and our Kirks.The Captain Kirk world is made up of swashbuckling heroes of capitalism who defy the odds … [Read more...] about Captain Kirk vs Mr. Spock