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Influencing Congruent, Unbiased Change: serving with integrity
Monday, 24 Sep, 2018
Influencing Congruent, Unbiased Change: serving with integrity

Our jobs as influencers is to help Others achieve their own brand of excellence, using their own unique values and standards. Sadly, too many of us – coaches, leaders, sellers, consultants, doctors, parents – try to get Others to accede to our viewpoints and suggestions, believing we have information or solutions that offer ‘better’ choices than the ones they’ve made. We’re telling them, net, net, that we’re smarter, that we think our ideas are better than their own.

And the results aren’t pretty: we end up restricting possibility and creating resistance, conflict, antagonism, or disregard, regardless of the efficacy of what we have to offer

How Listening Filters Cause Misunderstanding
Tuesday, 24 Apr, 2018
How Listening Filters Cause Misunderstanding

When researching my book on closing the gap between what’s said and what’s heard,

Why Building Relationships is an Unsuccessful Sales Technique
Monday, 26 Feb, 2018
Why Building Relationships is an Unsuccessful Sales Technique

In 1937 Dale Carnegie published his celebrated How to Win Friends

Sellers Ask the Wrong Questions
Monday, 19 Feb, 2018
Sellers Ask the Wrong Questions

I recently accepted a cold call from an insurance guy because I was thinking of switching providers.

Healthcare Apps Can Facilitate Patient Compliance
Monday, 22 Jan, 2018
Healthcare Apps Can Facilitate Patient Compliance

There are currently more than 165,000 healthcare apps used for a variety of purposes – helping patients

To Change Behaviors, First Change Beliefs: an essay for change agents
Monday, 8 Jan, 2018
To Change Behaviors, First Change Beliefs: an essay for change agents

Why do people prefer behaviors that obviously lead to less-than-stellar