Say “Yes” to Beckoning Adventures

March 27, 2019

Tweet   I’m afraid of heights. Just thinking about climbing a ladder makes my stomach queasy. So imagine my reaction when I was in Istanbul and a friend suggested I go to Cappadocia in central Turkey for a hot air balloon ride, I was not immediately excited. That is an understatement.

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Malaysian Speakers Bureau

March 22, 2019

Tweet I’m grateful to work with the wonderful people at Leaderonomics in Malaysia and their wonderful clients. It’s great to be featured with such excellent speakers.

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Turning Your Content into Blooks, Vooks and Slooks

March 19, 2019

Tweet I was delighted to be interviewed by Juliet Clark discussing “Turning Your Content into Blooks, Vooks and Slooks.” Listen here. More info on my upcoming 3-part live, virtual course on this. #slook

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Be a Conscious Conversationalist

March 19, 2019

Tweet   Being a conscious conversationalist is critical to a long-term relationship, whether with a coworker, customer, or friend—at least for me. I’ve encountered many people who are conversationally challenged. Since it is doubtful your friends or colleagues will volunteer that you are an inept conversationalist, as a public service I thought I’d delineate some […]

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The Path to Wisdom

March 19, 2019

Tweet   I work closely with a tech company which isn’t a client. They have thousands of employees around the world. Their headquarters houses a few thousand. Because I am a super-user of their site, I get asked to participate in special programs — some beta tests, some educating new, seasoned and prospective users. The […]

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Humor, at Someone Else’s Expense, Can Cut More Deeply Than You’ll Ever Know

March 15, 2019

Tweet   In my family caustic teasing was de rigueur. We would be teased about anything the teaser thought was funny, no matter how humiliating, and with no thought to how it would leave the receiver feeling. Didn’t do well on a test? You’d be teased about being dumb. Boyfriend broke up with you? He […]

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Become a Time-Conscious Communicator

March 14, 2019

Tweet   I’ve noticed a lot of people — maybe 90% — aren’t very conscious of their conversational habits. The most common habit I’ve noticed is no awareness of the relevance of what the speaker is saying to their conversational partner. I began to wonder how much more productive we would be if we focused […]

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Act on Your Curiosity

March 13, 2019

Tweet   In the first chapter of Give and Take, author Adam Grant features Adam Rifkin, who was dubbed Fortune magazine’s Best Networker (he has the most LinkedIn connections to Fortune’s 640 most powerful people). I decided to invite him to connect on LinkedIn. Wanting to personalize my invitation to increase the likelihood he’d accept, I […]

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Commit to Continuous Personal Improvement

March 12, 2019

Tweet   People I admire strive to become better as a partner, parent, child, friend, boss, coworker or human being. They are continually looking for ways to improve, whether for their relationships, or to create more effective habits for themselves. I’ve noticed three ways these people improve themselves.

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Is Your Superpower Recognizing Others’ Superpowers?

March 11, 2019

Tweet   Identifying one’s “superpower” has become a hot topic. We are encouraged to identify where we excel. This is not always an easy task. Most of us are either oblivious to how we stand out, or at the other end of the continuum, think have more competence than we actually do. Thus it’s a […]

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