INTERMISSION BLOG

Honor a Veteran by Asking About Their Story

Like many people, when I see a military veteran, I will say “Thank you for your service.” Of course, this is a sincere expression of gratitude and it...

Finding Your (Authentic) Voice—An Important Business Tool

Your authentic voice allows you to own relationships in a proprietary way. Because nobody can be you. In business, terms like “having voice,”...

Managers Play a Vital Role After Training

Last summer I rented a car to travel around Great Britain. I had never driven this kind of car before, so I had to learn the placement of the various...

Don't Be Afraid to Let Your Leaders Fall

Ponder this for a minute: if your CEO was hit by a truck tomorrow, how would your organization deal with it?

Ignoring Soft Skills Training Could Be Costing Your Business Millions

As human beings we are different. We are nuanced. We have empathy. We have sympathy. We are creative. We have thought. We innovate. So, this time...

2018 HCI Learning and Leadership Development Conference:  Recap of the Challenges (and Opportunities) for Learning Professionals

This year, I was fortunate to attend HCI’s Learning and Leadership Development Conference, where Ariel presented a panel on true influence. If you...

The Front Lines of Your Organization Need Virtual Presence

We convince by our presence. -Walt Whitman, writer and poet How many companies rely on the satisfaction of their clients? How many of your...

Are Your Teams Asking the Right Questions on Sales Calls?

Of all the skills and tools that comprise a good salesperson’s arsenal, there is none as important as questioning. But there is an art and science to...

The Ariel Approach to Leadership: Leading with True Influence

Leadership is not about titles, positions, or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another. - John C. Maxwell Leaders must inspire respect,...

Presence: The Great Differentiator

Success rested not simply on what my ideas were, but how I presented them. And this is where I had leverage—this is where I could differentiate...

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