Leadership

How to Become A Person of Influence

(Forbes first published my article here.) Business circles are buzzing often these days about influence. Who has it? Who lacks it? Why people need it? Often, the conversations sound as if influence were a commodity you could buy at the local store or install on your laptop. Although it’s not that easy, people have more [...]

2019-02-04T09:54:46+00:00By |Comments Off on How to Become A Person of Influence

How to Lay the Perfect Foundation for an Online Meeting

(Microsoft first published my article here.) Planning and leading a successful online meeting is much like planning and constructing a building. Except that the meeting is faster and cheaper—and can achieve far more. To ensure that both the building and the online meeting are successful, follow these five steps:   5 Tip for a Smooth [...]

2019-01-21T18:38:41+00:00By |Comments Off on How to Lay the Perfect Foundation for an Online Meeting

3 Things To Consider Before Agreeing To The Job, Deal, Or Partnership

(Forbes.com previously published my article here.) Early in my career, an international organization contacted me about licensing my intellectual property. Four of their executives and I talked for more than a year in negotiating and setting up a complex arrangement involving a third partner and multiple distributors. Those initial complex, detailed communications eventually led to [...]

2019-01-08T05:17:16+00:00By |Comments Off on 3 Things To Consider Before Agreeing To The Job, Deal, Or Partnership

Top 10 Communication Blogs From 2018: Did You Miss These?

Thanks for being a reader in 2018. To wrap up the year, I’m re-running 10 of the most popular communication blogs in the last 12 months just in case you missed them.   Top 10 Booher Communication Blogs of the Year   How to Stop a Micromanaging Boss Far too many people have had a [...]

2018-12-18T05:02:11+00:00By |Comments Off on Top 10 Communication Blogs From 2018: Did You Miss These?

How Strong Leaders Ask For Help

(This blog was previously published on Forbes here.) You don’t get bonus points for struggling. Only battle scars. When taking over a new job or project, or when the responsibilities or multiple deadlines push you to overload, it’s time to collaborate for the input you need. Weak leaders hesitate to ask for help, fearing others [...]

2018-12-11T05:06:46+00:00By |Comments Off on How Strong Leaders Ask For Help

4 Positive Responses to Negative Feedback—Even When You Disagree

From time to time, most of us will receive some negative feedback either at work or home. You may agree or disagree with it. But often your positive response in the situation will matter far more and for far longer than the feedback itself. For example, the boss says, “Your monthly status report is late [...]

2018-11-27T03:52:00+00:00By |Comments Off on 4 Positive Responses to Negative Feedback—Even When You Disagree