Reprise: An unexpected opportunity to make a lasting impression

Andrea Howe
Category : Weekly tips July 30, 2018

This post is part of our Weekly Tips series.

It’s once again a popular vacation time in the U.S. and other parts of the world. Out-of-office messages (OOMs) abound. They’re a curiously potent way of making a lasting impression. Are you making the most of yours—now and always?

Six words about listening you’ll never want to forget

Andrea Howe
Category : Weekly tips July 23, 2018

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Have you ever run across a phrase that you never want to forget? I did, just a few weeks ago. I’m sharing it with you in turn since you’re likely reading this in search of ways to be more than just plain good at relationship-building; you want to be masterful. This phrase will help you do exactly that.

A habit to beat all other trust-building habits

Andrea Howe
Category : Weekly tips July 18, 2018

This post is part of our Weekly Tips series.

The Greek philosopher and scientist Aristotle is reported to have said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” And so it is with trustworthy behaviors. This tip shares a simple structure to help you develop habits that can improve all your stakeholder relationships, with ease and maybe even a little fun.

What to do when “me-me-me” happens to you

Andrea Howe
Category : Weekly tips July 10, 2018

This post is part of our Weekly Tips series.

Last week’s tip about high self-orientation reminded me of a funny and instructive story about Big S issues (mine). It includes important signs to look for that will help you up your trust game.

Why you should look more closely at your “win-wins”

Andrea Howe
Category : Weekly tips July 10, 2018

This post is part of our Weekly Tips series.

Some years ago, I had an experience with an airline that shed light on the difference between a fake win-win and a real win-win. In short, the difference boiled down to incentives. The lesson for us all:  mind your motives. Are yours always as squeaky clean as they could be?


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