INTERMISSION BLOG

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...

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...

The Quiet Leader

The terms introversion and extroversion, originally made popular by psychologist Carl Jung, have now become common terms in describing our innate...

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...

The Presence of Women Leaders

Use silence. Don’t fear the pause, both when you are presenting or just speaking with a colleague.  As an Ariel facilitator, I have been privileged...

Top 4 Corporate Training Conferences to Attend in 2018

It’s never a waste of time or money to invest in yourself, no matter the source. True wealth begins inwards and emits its light outward into...

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...

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...

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...

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