Learning to get better requires honest reflection and the willingness to “fail forward”.
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Recently, I sat down for a group call with a potential client seeking a delegation skills program for their managers. Our conversation was going well. They liked our design principles, which include: context is king, there is wisdom in and out of the room and highly engaging activities promote retention. As a group, they appeared […]
I have a memory from my early twenties, standing at a table in the New York City restaurant I worked in with a dirty glass in my hand, chatting with a customer. I don’t remember how we got to talking or even what our conversation was about but I remember this one thing he said […]
Bad bosses can ruin a work environment, but there are lessons in to be gained in the process. Patience, reflection, and grace can make working for a bad boss easier to handle.
I was a good student. I did my homework on time, studied zealously for tests, and actually read everything I was assigned to read. Math was a hard subject for me, so I took summer classes to try to coax my brain into grasping all those black-and-white formulas and processes. I remember that I was […]
In Arthur Miller’s 1949 play Death of a Salesman, Willy Loman embodies the common American salesperson of his time. Much has changed since Miller brought this character to life, yet the overly macho way people talk about sales remains the same—and it’s time for a change. The language of sales has always struck me as aggressive […]
Preschool kids ask their parents an average of 100 questions a day. By middle school, they’ve basically stopped asking questions. Curiosity is a lost superpower.