Up, Up, and Away
Being forced into Zoom meetings and workshops by covid is like being forced into a fantastic vista when you took a wrong turn on the trail. It might otherwise have gone unseen. (My wife would say the same for the
Playing the Hand You’re Dealt
One day, some time ago, my return trip on British Air from London was being delayed. I wandered over to an agent and asked if I could get on the earlier Concorde. She said, "Sure, and since you're in first
You Want to Quietly Quit? Then Quietly Leave the Building.
Have you been following the newest movement du jour, "quiet quitting"? Isn't this just the latest manifestation of people who don't want to put forth effort and try to excel? Social media are full of people pontificating that a job interview isn't
Certainty Begets Brevity
The more uncertain you are about your ability, the longer you tend to drone on. And that makes other people uncertain about your abilities.
I heard a guy who received an important, major award say, "I've been nominated for this for 14 years and wanted it very badly. When I stopped wanting it so much because I realized it wasn't really necessary to validate
Stop Worrying About the Damn Box
We had dinner with a couple the other night, and the woman expressed some discomfort now that she had "retired." She had closed her long-time clothing shop, which was upscale and hugely successful. She is a great talent in fashion
The "recency effect" simply describes the fact that most people will best remember what they've heard last. If you're asked to remember a group of addresses or phone numbers, the latter ones will be easiest to recall. Hence, make sure your
Alone Again, Naturally
Someone I know asks if we can have a discussion, and I know that he wants to get some help from me for his business. But that's okay, I agree to a Zoom call in my email reply. Next thing I
What’s Your Question?
You know how people talk about "background noise"? Well most "background" is just noise to other people. "I have to give you some background before I ask my question" is like nails on a blackboard. Start with the question, cut down
How Much Is “Enough”?
This question usually generates monetary estimates (guesses). I asked one group of successful consultants what they would do with $600,000 they didn't expect. Their responses ranged from purchases to philanthropy, from paying off debt to trust funds. One person vehemently