The next tip is in the works

Andrea Howe
Category : Weekly tips June 22, 2020

This post is part of our Weekly Tips series.

Note to readers: Given current events and my commitment to be thoughtful and relevant with these regular posts, I have opted to disrupt my 11am ET Tuesday cadence. Thanks in advance for your flexibility. Rest assured I haven’t stopped writing. Quite the opposite.

If you haven’t yet read my initial thoughts on what it means to build trust as a White corporate person, you can find it here.

To be continued.

Some REALLY good news … for many of us

Andrea Howe
Category : Weekly tips June 10, 2020

This post is part of our Weekly Tips series.

Fireworks light the night sky during the Independence Day Celebration at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., June 30, 2016. This was the first year the show used 8-inch shells, versus the usual 6-inch shells, for a bigger display for Whiteman personnel and their families. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Danielle Quilla)

There is a recorded exchange making the rounds right now that is both comedic and poignant. It’s between James Corden, host of The Late Late Show with James Corden, and Olivia Hareman, a writer for the show. I believe its message is so important that I’m basing this week’s tip on it.

Recycled trust

Andrea Howe
Category : Weekly tips June 2, 2020

This post is part of our Weekly Tips series.

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Full disclosure, there’s no new tip this week. I simply didn’t get ‘er done. And instead of trying to shoe-horn one in, delivering something sub-par that comes with a lot of stress as its price tag, I’m choosing a little reprieve for me and my team. Because if there’s one thing we all need less of right now, it’s added stress of any kind.

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

Andrea Howe
Category : Weekly tips May 26, 2020

This post is part of our Weekly Tips series.

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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.

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

Andrea Howe
Category : Weekly tips May 18, 2020

This post is part of our Weekly Tips series.

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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.

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

Andrea Howe
Category : Weekly tips May 11, 2020

This post is part of our Weekly Tips series.

A cat (an arrogant one)

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.

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

Andrea Howe
Category : Weekly tips May 4, 2020

This post is part of our Weekly Tips series.

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.

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

Andrea Howe
Category : Weekly tips April 27, 2020

This post is part of our Weekly Tips series.

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.

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

Andrea Howe
Category : Weekly tips April 20, 2020

This post is part of our Weekly Tips series.

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.

Seven “Ninja tips” for making generous offers

Andrea Howe
Category : Weekly tips April 13, 2020

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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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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