Managing a staff of employees – with their diverse personalities, responsibilities, ambitions and pet peeves – can sometimes feel a bit like nailing Jell-O to the wall. And at small companies, where every single employee needs to pull their weight to move the business along, it can feel like nailing Jell-O to a wall and
I’ve posted a lot of research from experts on getting people to like you, being influential and having great conversations. What’s the best way to use all this information to be more interesting? 1. First, Don’t Be Boring Sometimes the best offense is a good defense. Look at it like the Hippocratic Oath of conversations: Do
How do people project power in their writing? Tons of data say it’s all down to how you use this one little word. Professor James Pennbaker of the University of Texas, Austin has an unusual interest–filler words. Rather than the intricacies of human emotion or the grandest turns of phrase, Pennebaker has made it his
This week it was our great pleasure to have Robert Coutts, CEO – Mandela Bangle, and Paul Du Preez, Executive Director – Business Network International (BNI), in studio telling us about networking, networking skills and the benefits to our businesses and careers when we become great networkers. At the conclusion of the show, both Hlubi
How to get people to do what you want–no arm twisting, blackmail, or other slimy trick required. Ever wish you were better at getting people to do what you want? You can be. All it takes is practice and desire. I know this from experience.
How you treat every person you meet matters. Some people realize that. Others don’t. Two stories: I was standing by myself between sessions at a major user conference in New York. (I’m really shy but through extensive practice have mastered the ancient social art of Standing Alone While Seeming Confident and Secure.) A very pleasant