How do you push back against someone else's criticism of something you love and appreciate?Do you tell them that they're "crazy"? You're not alone. Back in May, I listened to a podcast conversation between Malcolm Gladwell and Adam Grant wherein they discuss Adam's new book Think Again. (I'm … [Read more...] about “You’re crazy if you think that” (and other nonsense).
"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?
What do you do when you have to speak in front of a large group of people or when you are expected to present information at a high-stakes meeting?There are three basic steps that everyone has to do in order to prepare themselves to be at their best when presenting in front of a group:Know what … [Read more...] about “Expectation Is The Root Of All Heartache” – Shakespeare
While there is so much talk in business and culture about authenticity (like here, here and here), there is very little talk about what it takes to get it.It's a little like the advice you'd get as a kid before going to a big interview or asking someone out on a date: "Just be yourself."Yes! So … [Read more...] about Authenticity Takes Hard Work
Before we get started, let's quickly establish that there is no point in trying to be awesome. Especially since you already are. The act of trying implies that you need to prove something, and that will interfere with your general awesomeness.When we are preparing for a big interview or an … [Read more...] about Be Awesome Today (3 lessons in better presence)