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Do People REALLY Want Your Ideas and Feedback?

Not always—even when they ask for it. Their actions tell the real story. In fact, a speaker colleague of mine says boldly, “I never ask for...

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How Leaders Communicate Differently From Divas and Deadbeats

Leaders talk often about data and metrics—and new AI possibilities. But some roles and activities defy measurement. For the most part, leadership...

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Straight Talk From Leaders In Tough Times

(Forbes first published my article here.) We’re just finishing a bathroom remodeling job in the home we built more than two decades ago. The...

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Do You Have Casual or Deep Friendships?

A few years ago, I called my mother during a break at the trade show floor. “Do they have Dad’s test results back yet?” “Yes. They do. The...

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How to Avoid Multiple Communication Channels Clogging True Communication

(Forbes first published my article here.) Standing stark naked, I started to place my phone on the bathroom counter nearby before stepping into...

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13 Steps to Publish a Book to Catapult Your Career to the Next Level

(Forbes first published my article here.) Do you have in mind what next job or career you’d like to explore—for a paycheck or even for...

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