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Upselling with Integrity: connecting authentically with your target market
Monday, 6 Nov, 2017
Upselling with Integrity: connecting authentically with your target market

I recently took a cold call from Comcast – the first cold call I’ve…

You’re Always Busy!?
Monday, 5 Jun, 2017
You’re Always Busy!?

Dear Friends:
Lately, everyone I know is complaining about how busy they are. It’s really beginning to annoy me. So I thought I’d write you this personal note – a rant, I suppose – to let you know how I feel when I hear you’re too busy to speak or return a call. No, wait. You did return my call recently when you heard I was ill. Do I have to be dying to hear from you?
What does it mean, exactly? Too busy to prioritize your time differently?

Overcoming Opposition
Monday, 14 Nov, 2016
Overcoming Opposition

I’m regularly flummoxed when I hear people question climate change, or when folks actually believe that people of color are ‘different’ and worthy of being insulted, underpaid, ignored.

DOing vs. BEing: creating rules that put customers first
Monday, 27 Jun, 2016
DOing vs. BEing: creating rules that put customers first

I recently purchased dysfunctional products/services from three vendors who were unwilling to go outside company rules to fix the problems …

The Arrogance of Listening
Monday, 16 May, 2016
The Arrogance of Listening

When researching my book on the gap between what’s said and what’s heard (What? Did you really say what I think I heard?) I discovered that most people..

Why Do We Listen To Each Other?
Monday, 28 Sep, 2015
Why Do We Listen To Each Other?

What if it were true that we only understand a fraction of what others say to us? And if true, what can we do about it?
As someone who has taken great pride in accurately hearing what others say, I was annoyed to discover that it’s pretty impossible for any listeners to achieve any consistent level of accuracy. The problem is not the words – we hear those, albeit we only remember them for less than 3 seconds and not in the proper order (Remember the game of Telephone we played as kids?). The problem is how we interpret them.