“I Made a Mistake” vs. “I Made a Bad Decision” This past August, The New Yorker published an article on a support group for white-collar criminals. The piece offers a lot to consider, but the thing that’s been taking up… Read More
“That’s Not a Terrible Idea…” As those of you know who have been on the Wow journey for a while, the nuances of language live large for me. Today, I’d like to look at a… Read More
Are You Doing New Things in an Old Way? Dear Former Wow-of-the-Week’ers—Now Intrepid Here-and-Wow’ers, It’s wonderful to reconnect! I’ve missed being in touch with you. As you may remember, my last post outlined some of the ways I thought… Read More
Here and Wow: (Big) News from the Wow World Greetings and salutations Wow-of-the-Weekers, I am writing today with (to me) big news from the Wow world. As some of you know, the Wow has been around for awhile (since… Read More
“Is There Anything Else I Should Be Asking You?” Recently, I was listening to an interview on NPR. At the end of the session the interviewer said, “Is there anything else I should be asking you?” This struck me… Read More
You Can Be Gold to Them Thar People If you were a fan of Bugs Bunny growing up (and, really, who wasn’t?) you might remember Yosemite Sam saying, “There’s gold in them thar hills.” You might also remember… Read More
Expectations: Set Them Up So They Work For You Many of us have heard the phrase, “Expectations are resentments waiting to happen.” and this is certainly true if they are unspoken. (Should you doubt me, don’t articulate your expectations… Read More
Read Between the Signs As face-to-face meetings become more commonplace it seemed like a good time to talk about the importance of paying attention to the body language of your pitch target, lunch date,… Read More
“You’re Such a Bad Dog…” I imagine some of us have had the experience of having a friend’s dog jump on us while its owner coos, “Oh, you’re such a bad dog… you’re the very… Read More
Are You Living Between “When” and “Then”? This past week I was speaking with a client who was feeling….Let’s say ‘disgruntled’ with her situation at work. As we talked through how she might proceed she said, “Look,… Read More