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Need A Clean Slate With Someone?

We have all had either those meetings or individuals where things just didn’t go as planned. Then you find that elephant continues to enter the room each time you meet with the person. We just recently worked with a leadership team that had a major fail on a large-scale project in the past. They were [...]


2021-04-09T04:07:41+00:00Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Have A Complex Topic To Cover And You Need People To Comprehend It?

The more complex a topic is the more you need to do two things: 1. Use stories and analogies to anchor your points and make it easy for others to comprehend. 2. Keep your slides tight. Have them build so you only have people focused on what you are currently talking about. The worst mistake [...]


2021-04-09T03:42:47+00:00Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

In An Interview How Do You Know You Are Getting Substance And Not Just Charisma?

I can’t tell you how many leaders we work with that say “she/he interviewed so well, I don’t know what went wrong!” They are frustrated that what they believed the person said they could do doesn’t match their performance. This happens because a person’s brain recalls events as they INTERPRETED them, not as they really [...]


2021-03-19T23:15:04+00:00Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

What Is Wrong With These Openings For Questions?

Are you aware… Did you know that... Both of these openers can feel like you are gently guiding and inquiring without being assumptive. However, they both start with the premise of “I don’t believe you do know this information.” For the other person, they sound like a challenge and are irritating. Try instead to use a [...]


2021-03-15T23:40:05+00:00Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

Can You Really Motivate An Employee?

Well yes and no. No, because motivation comes from a person’s internal drive. They create it and they drive it. However… As a leader, how you communicate and speak with employees can absolutely light up and inspire them so their motivation kicks in. Without Outcome Thinking® Platinum Program leaders learn to tap into their creativity. As [...]


2021-03-12T21:36:13+00:00Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

If You Can’t Do This, You Will Make The Problem Worse.

To be successful at problem-solving you must make sure you are solving the root of the problem not the symptom. I see so many leaders jumping to solve a problem before they understand the problem. When that occurs suddenly new problems crop up. For example, we had a leader add a new scoring system so people [...]


2021-03-08T21:50:26+00:00Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

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