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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...

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...

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