Articles

… You’re asking someone to lend you a hand

October 1, 2019
Position your request as something that will benefit the other person. You aren’t asking for something; you are granting them an opportunity.

Gain perspective during a spat

October 1, 2019
If you are wrapped up in a conflict and a resolution seems nowhere in sight, gaining a fresh perspective can help you move past your hurt and anger. Use these tips.

Brainy tech tips to manage stress and productivity on the go

October 1, 2019
The next time stress threatens to launch us into orbit, the following tips may bring balance back into our life and keep us grounded.

Tap an outsider for advice

October 1, 2019
You want advice or coaching from an industry expert you’ve never met. But how do you ask a complete stranger to help you?

Make every conversation a winner

October 1, 2019
When you talk with people, you define your relationship with them. Choose your words carefully and you will build trust and a positive reputation. Steer conversations with these principles.

Which meetings are worthwhile? A test

September 26, 2019
Here’s a revolutionary way to determine which meetings are truly worthwhile: Cancel all formal meetings for a month.

Strategies for a long commute

September 12, 2019
Can there be any upsides to commuting? Well … maybe. There are certainly ways to take better advantage of that time.

Homework should stay in school

September 12, 2019
Q. I noticed a lot of companies assigning business books for employees to read and discuss, so I tried it here, and everyone seems unenthused. Have I latched unwisely onto a fad that doesn’t have a lot of merit?

Create a customer avatar

September 12, 2019
Creating a customer avatar is crucial at the start of a business, but marketing at any stage can benefit from going through the steps of building a character. It’s valuable. And, let’s face it: it’s fun.

Listen to pop culture and profit

September 12, 2019
Look around at popular culture. Watch for the little signs of transformation. Your next brilliant idea is in there somewhere.