INTERMISSION BLOG

5 Ways to Reach Out to a Virtual Colleague

What can you do to reach out and connect with your virtual team member, direct report, or manager? When Belle Halpern and Kathy Lubar founded Ariel...

An Unusually Good (If Not Perfect) Leadership Writing Example

“Leadership is fundamentally a relationship, and an apology, when it's warranted, is an investment in the future of the relationship—whether it's...

The Leader as Host: Three Key Practices to Optimize Your Meetings

I noticed in my colleague an attitude of service and attention that remained for the full hour. There was a sense of curiosity and respect that...

Tips for a Better Phone Presence

These days, many of us work globally with teams split up across continents and time zones. More often than not, important conversations take place...

7 Communication Do’s and Don’ts for Leaders

“It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.” - Charles Darwin From mergers and...

Why Storytelling Works: The Science

The human brain has a strong tendency to lose focus. It is estimated to engage in up to 2,000 daydreams a day and to spend up to half its waking time...

Are You Hearing or Listening? Decoding the Difference

The lack of a sale on the front end can result in bigger sales further down the line. Attention spans are shrinking. During the first 13 years of the...

Receiving Feedback: First and Foremost, Say “Thank You”

Try to learn from the giver of your feedback. They can help you understand how you can give feedback in the future. You’re a good employee. You...

5 Common Mistakes in Writing Technical Documents

You may have all the enthusiasm in the world for your software or medical device, but you don’t have to inundate your reader with information. As...

The Ariel Group Is Now Ariel: A Note From Our Leadership

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