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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Are You Difficult?

March 5, 2019

Tweet   Have you ever been told you are difficult? When I’ve labeled someone difficult, they have been some of these: obstinate, uncooperative, inflexible, demanding, dictatorial undiplomatic, blunt, condescending, arrogant, caustic, hyper-critical, argumentative (often just for the sake of it, not because they believe their arguments). incongruent, dishonest, passive agressive, uncommunicative, inconsiderate, insensitive, unreliable, defensive, […]

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Waves Are Like People

February 25, 2019

Tweet     The morning was spectacular—a warm Gulf breeze brushed my cheeks. Waves scampered across the beach. Meditating on the waves’ delicious sound, color and dance, I observed that even as they were approaching the shore, they were retreating. A small berm lay between me and the surf. A few waves crossed the crest […]

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