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Make Conversations Count: Opening Doors for ideas, insights, and wisdom

As a kid, activating the enter/exit doors was my favorite grocery store activity. I loved it, even anticipated it. I remember the big rubber mat on either side of the door. When you entered or exited, you stepped on the mat and presto, the door swung wide to welcome you or send you on your way. [...]

Make Conversations Count: Opening Doors for ideas, insights, and wisdom2019-07-21T15:09:22-04:00

Level One Influence: My Presence Matters – The Five Levels of Influence (Part 2)

This is part two in the series, The Five Levels of Influence. You can read part one here. For reference, here are the five levels: My presence matters My presence shapes the behavior of others My presence outlasts my presence My presence can shape the presence of others My presence can contribute to achievements beyond my [...]

Level One Influence: My Presence Matters – The Five Levels of Influence (Part 2)2019-07-01T09:49:06-04:00

Is Your Influence Quotient Working For or Against Your Leadership (The Five Levels of Influence, Pt. 1)

Colin O’Brady is trying to cross the Antarctic alone. You can read about this attempt in Hilary Brueck’s Business Insider article. To put the trek in perspective Brueck posted this map. I’m not sure how far away Colin is from another human being, but based on the map, I’d say he’s got plenty of openings [...]

Is Your Influence Quotient Working For or Against Your Leadership (The Five Levels of Influence, Pt. 1)2018-12-17T17:10:48-04:00

The Ingenuity Lab Podcast: Toxic Pivots – 3 Strategies That Will Help You Deliver More Authentic and Strategic Messages

The way we "message" important information and communications matters, a lot. In part two, of this two-part podcast, I explore three strategies you can use that will help you avoid toxic communication and instead deliver messages that energize people to advance important elements of your mission. You can listen to part one HERE.

The Ingenuity Lab Podcast: Toxic Pivots – 3 Strategies That Will Help You Deliver More Authentic and Strategic Messages2018-12-10T11:40:29-04:00

Podcast: If you’re doing this one thing, you’re wrecking the creative energy of people around you

Are you wrecking the very energy you want from the people around you? It's easier to do than you might think. In this episode of, The Ingenuity Lab Podcast, we explore a subtle but insidious communication behavior that wipes out the creativity, ingenuity, and effort you need to achieve critical results. And what is this poison-packed [...]

Podcast: If you’re doing this one thing, you’re wrecking the creative energy of people around you2018-11-25T11:16:25-04:00

Three Lies That Distort Life And Work (Part One)

The longer I live and work, the more in touch I am with my frailties. It’s not my favorite moment when I realize that I am not Buzz Light Year. I don’t do everything perfect. I screw up and have flaws. Many. I am a mixed bag of motives, virtues and vices. Over the years, [...]

Three Lies That Distort Life And Work (Part One)2017-09-26T06:39:01-04:00

Do you know how a zipper works and why we need each other

Do you know how a toilet works? How about your air conditioning at home? Dishwasher? Your local form of government? Chances are good, that you don’t know as much about those things as you think. Want me to prove it? Please Explain In the late 90’s Frank Keil and Leon Rozenblit, cognitive scientists at Yale created [...]

Do you know how a zipper works and why we need each other2018-12-10T14:17:56-04:00

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