The (humorous) case for radical candor

Andrea Howe
Category : Weekly tips May 29, 2017
The (humorous) case for radical candor

This post is part of our Weekly Tips series. A client told me about a new management book the other…

Three good reasons to let them see you sweat

Andrea Howe
Category : Weekly tips May 22, 2017

This post is part of our Weekly Tips series.

Business leaders often want to motivate their staff with pep talks on innovation, creativity, and change. Thought leader Brené Brown upends that approach by making a case for focusing on—wait for it—vulnerability.

Are you willing to go this far for your clients?

Andrea Howe
Category : Weekly tips May 15, 2017
Are you willing to go this far for your clients?

This post is part of our Weekly Tips series. I’m a big fan of stories as vivid illustrations of things…

The business case for clearing clutter

Andrea Howe
Category : Weekly tips May 8, 2017

This post is part of our Weekly Tips series.

I don’t pretend to know everything it takes to be a great leader. I do know that I have tremendous respect for business people who are calm, decisive, energized, and really present. I also know that I’m at my professional worst when I’m frenzied, unfocused, tired, distracted. And I’ve noticed that I often get bogged down by a most curious phenomenon: clutter.

What to do when your client is a jerk

Andrea Howe
Category : Weekly tips May 1, 2017
What to do when your client is a jerk

This post is part of our Weekly Tips series. This week’s tip is brought to you thanks to my extraordinary…

What beauty pageant contestants can teach us about trust-building

Andrea Howe
Category : Weekly tips April 24, 2017
What beauty pageant contestants can teach us about trust-building

This post is part of our Weekly Tips series. When you think about your biggest role model for keeping it…

Yet three more little words with a big trust impact

Andrea Howe
Category : Weekly tips April 17, 2017

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If you’ve been tuning in for the past two weeks, you know I’ve been sharing three-word phrases that belong in everyone’s trusted advisor toolkit. So far, those are “That makes sense” and “I don’t know.” The third and last trust-building phrase is “Tell me more.” (We could add “I love you” to the list of word triplets, but then things start to get a little too squishy. Or do they?)

Three (more) little words that boost trust in a big way

Andrea Howe
Category : Weekly tips April 10, 2017

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Last week I shared the first of three phrases, each coincidentally three words long, that I believe to be an essential part of any trusted advisor toolkit: “That makes sense.” This week’s three-word phrase is “I don’t know.”

Three little words that increase trust big time

Andrea Howe
Category : Weekly tips April 3, 2017
Three little words that increase trust big time

This post is part of our Weekly Tips series. My mother always told me that bad luck comes in threes….

An unexpected way to disarm your opponent

Andrea Howe
Category : Weekly tips March 27, 2017
An unexpected way to disarm your opponent

This post is part of our Weekly Tips series. Today we flash back 20 years and learn from a video…


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