TED 2016 brought good news for those of us who can’t afford the $7,500 minimum attendance fee. This year, for only $20, we got courtside seats to the opening night at local theaters all over the USA. Thank you TED. I bought two tickets and dragged my teenage son along. After 15 years of watching curated
It seems like every January I make a resolution to read more business books. One of my favorite things to do is bring a new book with me to a diner, and read it while having a delicious breakfast. By the time I’m finished, I’ve learned something new, enjoyed a great meal, and feel inspired to
Because I run workshops on team-building and conflict management, I am often asked for the best way to turn a group of people into a high-performing team. The answer, of course, is multi-faceted, but I always start with one question: Do you have a great team leader? The truth is, you can have a functioning team without
The entire world now knows about (and has seen with their own eyes) the verbal gaffe made by Steve Harvey at the Miss Universe pageant when he announced the wrong winner. While very few of us will ever make a mistake on such a big stage, we can all make changes now that will help
As we swing into the last month of 2015, I’ve begun the process of looking back over my notes – those I take on old-fashioned paper, and those I type into the Notes app on my phone. There is a clear theme: the majority of presenters fail to win over their audience, and the major culprit is not verbal, or nonverbal (though both of those skill sets are a huge contributor to your success).
Picture one of those annual company meetings, where every manager, director and senior leader meets in one place for 2 1/2 days and, if successful, get a lot of planning and forecasting work done in between the socializing, sightseeing and, well, bar hopping. During the first meeting on the second day, a VP speaks to the