Author Archives: Andrea Howe

How one retailer lives by the five words that define “trusted advisor”

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This week’s tip showcases a retailer that we should all aspire to emulate, regardless of industry or subject matter expertise. Why? Because of the way it lives by the five words that define what it truly means to be a trusted advisor.

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A simple trust-building way to manage expectations when things are … unusual

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I’m opting for short and sweet this week for two reasons: (1) this tip neither needs a lot of preamble nor interpretation (2) I honestly find myself really low on steam right now. (That second part is curious since I haven’t sprinted through an airport or “done much” since late February. But I digress.) Today I feature the brilliance of a colleague who has found a creative, informative, and humorous way to manage her own clients’ and colleagues’ expectations during a most unusual time.

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Reprise: Why knowing stuff might be your biggest problem … especially now

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A little over four years ago I wrote a Weekly Tip called, “Why it’s a problem that you know stuff.” I stumbled across it the other day and realized now is a really good time for a reprise, especially as we all struggle with massive amounts of uncertainty in our lives.

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Seven short and timely trust-building resources to help cut through the fog

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There’s a lot of empathy going around these days, which is a good thing. Unfortunately, a lot of it is mediocre empathy, which is a bad thing—especially if you’re striving to be a trusted advisor who listens masterfully and makes meaningful and lasting connections with others. Here are two words in particular to remove from your repertoire.

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Trust-building mastery: Two words to remove from your repertoire

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There’s a lot of empathy going around these days, which is a good thing. Unfortunately, a lot of it is mediocre empathy, which is a bad thing—especially if you’re striving to be a trusted advisor who listens masterfully and makes meaningful and lasting connections with others. Here are two words in particular to remove from your repertoire.

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Five “Ninja tips” for serious S-management these days

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giftsThree weeks ago I published a list of three essential trust-building practices for challenging times (cringing now at the wildly overused phraseology). I followed it by lists of “Ninja tips” for the first two—personal reach-outs and generous offers—and today the spotlight is on the last essential practice, which is serious S-management.

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Seven “Ninja tips” for making generous offers

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General note to our Weekly Tips readers: Due to the current state of the world, I’ll be tailoring the Weekly Tips series in a variety of ways. Many tips will focus on specific suggestions given our current context. Some may offer more intentional “business as usual” tips as a way bring momentary relief via a small dose of normalcy. Occasionally a tip may be pre-loaded that suddenly seems irrelevant or inappropriate given breaking news and we won’t catch it in time, in which case I thank you in advance for your grace.

Above all else please take extremely good care of yourselves and others right now.
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Two weeks ago I published a list of three essential trust-building practices for challenging times, followed by a list of seven “Ninja tips” for the first one (personal reach-outs). The spotlight now turns to the second essential practice, which is generous offers. By coincidence, I came up with seven tips for these as well.

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Seven “Ninja tips” for your personal reach-outs

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Seven Ninja tips for your personal reach-outs

Last week I published a list of three essential trust-building practices for challenging times, each one designed to help you get off your “S” (self-orientation). This week I’m offering seven “Ninja tips” for your personal reach-outs, which is the first of the three practices.

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Three ways trusted advisors show up right here, right now

This post is part of our Weekly Tips series.

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General note to our Weekly Tips readers: Due to the current state of the world, I’ll be tailoring the Weekly Tips series in a variety of ways. Many tips will focus on specific suggestions given our current context. Some may offer more intentional “business as usual” tips as a way bring momentary relief via a small dose of normalcy. Occasionally a tip may be pre-loaded that suddenly seems irrelevant or inappropriate given breaking news and we won’t catch it in time, in which case I thank you in advance for your grace.

Above all else please take extremely good care of yourselves and others right now.
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Three ways trusted advisors show up in challenging times

Survey question: What’s the biggest trust de-railer we all face right now?

Jot down your answer or make a quick mental note if you’re not able to write something down at this moment.

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