INTERMISSION BLOG

Write Like a Leader Part 4: Structuring an Email for Action

Skill in the art of communication is crucial to a leader’s success. He can accomplish nothing unless he can communicate effectively. -Norman Allen,...

The Key to Strategic Business Writing: The YOU Attitude

What’s the difference between good business writing and strategic business writing? Both are clear, concise, and error free, right? Yes. So, one...

Why Your Team Needs to Know You've Failed

This past spring I facilitated our two-day Leading with Presence program with a group of sales leaders at an engineering firm. They were boisterous,...

How to Create a Culture of Diversity

We are building products that people with very diverse backgrounds use, and I think we all want our company makeup to reflect the makeup of the...

Risky Business: Get Your Team to Dare

Our task as facilitators, and leaders, is to create an environment where uncertainty, risk and emotional exposure are part of life. Where failure is...

Write Like a Leader Part 3: Stick to Your Subject Line

To write simply is as difficult as to be good. -Somerset Maugham Clear, effective writing is essential for leading high-performance teams—and for...

Stories Connect Us: The Power Inside a Homefront Foundation Event

Storytelling does not require skill or talent but a willingness to be vulnerable and authentic. It wasn’t very long ago I found myself saying, “What...

From Objection to Objective: 4 Steps to the Art of Reframing

Ask people to look at why something might work, as opposed to why it might not. One of the most important parts of a sales call is maintaining a...

Using Personal Stories in a Business Environment

“Remember what they say in improv: first idea, best idea.” Whenever I facilitate Ariel’s storytelling module—either in a standalone storytelling...

How to Communicate Data Effectively in Presentations

Contrary to the cliché, numbers do not speak for themselves. Have you ever attended a true data wonk’s presentation? Was it memorable? Did you walk...

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