“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
It’s Never a “Good Question” As I mentioned in last week’s post, my preference for beginning a meeting or presentation is to start with a story, statistic or question. After that? State your question policy:… Read More
Tools for (Potentially) Head-Exploding Conversations Every now and then we find ourselves in conversations where our internal monologue is, “How is it even possible that this person doesn’t understand why this is irritating/upsetting/disruptive?” Which often… Read More
Control What You Can: Zooming In On Your Next Zoom With the world feeling oh-so-slightly out of control, I thought I would offer a few ways to help you zoom in and control what you can—namely your next Zoom meeting.… Read More
What Tomatoes Can Teach Us About Trust—and Asking Effective Questions The last few weeks I have been making an enormous amount of tomato sauce and enrolled in an online course with 60 other students. What do these two things have… Read More
Strike While the Iron is Cold: Using Nonviolent Communication to Change Your Life First, let me say that I know “strike while the iron is hot,” is a blacksmithing term, not an ironing term. As I had no blacksmithing equipment in my home,… Read More
Serving Those Who Have Served—and How it Can Serve You Some weeks ago I appeared on a podcast that helps JMO’s (Junior Military Officers) transition from their branch of service to the corporate world. Why was this particularly fun for… Read More
Do’s and Don’ts for Home Office Professionalism Do’s and Don’ts for Home Office Professionalism Now that the majority of us are working from home, I thought I’d send along a quick list of do’s and don’ts for… Read More
Present Your Best VIRTUAL Self – Starting Now These days we are all in the midst of a lot more online meetings and presentations. How can you present your best (virtual) self in these situations? One way is… Read More
You are Presenting (or Interviewing or Dating) from 3 Blocks Away This past Tuesday I had the opportunity to meet with a number of young fashion designers to discuss the launch of their brands. One of the things we talked about… Read More