Why ROFL should be in your consulting toolkit

Andrea Howe
Category : Weekly tips October 3, 2017

This post is part of our Weekly Tips series.

This week got off to a rocky start with the realization that my computer, which had been coughing and sputtering for several days, was officially on life support. So I scrambled to deal with this major productivity hit while of course muttering multiple times to myself, “Will it matter a year from now?”

How to build trust by being a self-deprecating horn tooter

Andrea Howe
Category : Weekly tips September 26, 2017
How to build trust by being a self-deprecating horn tooter

This post is part of our Weekly Tips series. I recall the time I ran for a seat on the…

How perspective (and a Post-it) can make you a better professional

Andrea Howe
Category : Weekly tips September 19, 2017
How perspective (and a Post-it) can make you a better professional

This post is part of our Weekly Tips series. My 90-year-old mom broke her wrist the other day and it…

A hidden trust-destroyer in the pursuit of excellence

Andrea Howe
Category : Weekly tips September 11, 2017
A hidden trust-destroyer in the pursuit of excellence

This post is part of our Weekly Tips series. When it comes to trust-building, excellence matters. It relates to two…

A simple and easy trust-building practice that packs a punch

Andrea Howe
Category : Weekly tips September 4, 2017
A simple and easy trust-building practice that packs a punch

This post is part of our Weekly Tips series. One of the things I love most about leading workshops is how much…

Do you regularly give yourself this kind of break?

Andrea Howe
Category : Weekly tips August 28, 2017
Do you regularly give yourself this kind of break?

This post is part of our Weekly Tips series. The story of a recent email exchange between an employee and her CEO…

Reprise: An unusual way to make a lasting impression

Andrea Howe
Category : Weekly tips August 14, 2017
Reprise:  An unusual way to make a lasting impression

This post is part of our Weekly Tips series. It’s vacation time in the U.S. when most of us try to…

(Foul language alert) How to know if it’s too personal

Andrea Howe
Category : Weekly tips August 7, 2017
(Foul language alert) How to know if it’s too personal

This post is part of our Weekly Tips series. I led a workshop just last week for a group of…

Would YOU have the courage to build credibility this way?

Andrea Howe
Category : Weekly tips July 24, 2017

This post is part of our Weekly Tips series.

A client of mine who’s based in India once told a story that perfectly illustrates the value of candor as a quick credibility-builder (say that 10 times fast). Sriram works for a global consulting firm. Charlie and I included his story in The Trusted Advisor Fieldbook. I’ll let Sriram tell it to you himself:

To bcc or not to bcc? That is the question.

Andrea Howe
Category : Weekly tips July 17, 2017

This post is part of our Weekly Tips series.

Cautionary tales seem to be a theme right now. In last week’s tip, I shared one about how we respond when we feel threatened—as in, when we might lose business. This week, it’s about using the bcc (blind copy) option in email.


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