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Are Your Audio and Video Synced?

You’re watching a video of a vendor pitching their latest product, but the audio is about a half second behind the video. You’re slightly put off by the misalignment, but you can handle it. It’s kind of like watching a poorly dubbed kung fu movie from the 70s, but not nearly as entertaining. But asContinue reading Are Your Audio and Video Synced?

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Shut the Door on the Open-Door Policy

Most leaders employ an open-door policy. I’m not sure if they do this because they want to or because HR tells them to or if they heard or read somewhere that it’s a “best practice.” What do you think? HR directive? Best practice? Or it seems reasonable and shows you are an approachable boss? I’mContinue reading Shut the Door on the Open-Door Policy

The One Skill You Should Use Every Single Day

We’ve all got a load of tools (or skills) in our leadership toolbox. And each of them serves a specific purpose. We have communication skills, relationship-building skills, problem-solving skills, influence skills, listening skills, and so many more. But there is one skill that many leaders have easy access to but just don’t put into practiceContinue reading The One Skill You Should Use Every Single Day

Small Talk, Big Difference

Today we look at a subject that is easy for some and brutally difficult for others. I’m talking about small talk. You know, that little dance we do to either pass time, please someone, or put them off so we can plan our escape. Now I suspect some of you may consider tuning out becauseContinue reading Small Talk, Big Difference

Meet Them Where They Are, Part 1

I was listening to a podcast yesterday because that’s what I do in my spare time. It’s called How To with Charles Duhigg, and you should definitely be listening to his podcast. Each week is another opportunity to learn how to do something difficult. Sounds like another podcast I know…hmmm. [ ‎LEAD+SUCCEED Podcast ] Anyway,Continue reading Meet Them Where They Are, Part 1