How to Pick Up on Rapport Cues that Other People Miss

Almost every conversation is an opportunity to build rapport. To do so requires the salesperson to listen harder for rapport cues. On a recent call with a customer, it was clear that he had picked up a cold. We were supposed to talk for thirty minutes, which is not a...
Eat or Like the Oatmeal – The Use of Leadership Authority

Eat or Like the Oatmeal – The Use of Leadership Authority

I met with a newly minted leader and long-time colleague, who is both highly collaborative and highly engaging. He cares about his people in a visceral way. I congratulated him on his promotion while warning him that there was the potential for him to fail due to a...