INTERMISSION BLOG

Drop the Sales Pitch—Use Agile Storytelling Instead

When it comes to sales, the priority of creating trust and connection with clients and prospects endures. If your salespeople aren’t trusted...

Behind the Scenes at Corporate Learning Week Silicon Valley 2018

It is not possible to hire your way into a transformed, new workforce. There is just not enough talent out there. - Rachel Fichter, Chief Learning...

Write Like a Leader Part 2: Mastering Direct Sincerity

The only way around is through. -Robert Frost At Ariel, many of our clients approach us in the midst of major organizational change. Their companies...

We Need to Talk: How to Prepare for a Difficult Conversation at Work

There’s tension at work among the members of your team. Or maybe you need to speak with an employee after receiving feedback from a client regarding...

Leadership Habits to Make You a Better Influence on Those Around You

“What are your top five leadership habits?”

Our 3 Proven Secrets to Improving Your Team’s Writing Efficiency

Internal communications can be the dust bunnies beneath a company’s couch. Most leaders assume that “outsiders” will not see them. So internal...

4 Ways to Encourage Creative Thinking at Your Organization

We all have goals we want to accomplish with our clients. We need to achieve those goals in order for our business to thrive—and we can find ways to...

4 Ways to Overcome Cross-Cultural Barriers at Work

In business it’s about people. It’s about relationships. - Kathy Ireland Business is all about building relationships. Nowadays, thanks to the...

How to Get Millennials More Comfortable with Phone Prospecting

The truth is, even with the rise of social selling, the ability to build a relationship with a prospect by phone is still an essential sales skill. ...

Leadership Presence: An Interview with Former Ariel CEO Sean Kavanagh

Leadership presence (n): a leader’s ability to connect authentically with the thoughts and feelings of others in order to motivate and inspire them...

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