INTERMISSION BLOG

Managers Play a Vital Role After Training

Last summer I rented a car to travel around Great Britain. I had never driven this kind of car before, so I had to learn the placement of the various...

Ignoring Soft Skills Training Could Be Costing Your Business Millions

As human beings we are different. We are nuanced. We have empathy. We have sympathy. We are creative. We have thought. We innovate. So, this time...

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...

The Front Lines of Your Organization Need Virtual Presence

We convince by our presence. -Walt Whitman, writer and poet How many companies rely on the satisfaction of their clients? How many of your...

Are Your Teams Asking the Right Questions on Sales Calls?

Of all the skills and tools that comprise a good salesperson’s arsenal, there is none as important as questioning. But there is an art and science to...

The Ariel Approach to Leadership: Leading with Influence

Leadership is not about titles, positions, or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another. - John C. Maxwell Leaders must inspire respect,...

Write Like a Leader Part 5: The Bottom Line Sandwich

Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up. - A.A. Milne Congratulations! You’ve officially...

The Quiet Leader

The terms introversion and extroversion, originally made popular by psychologist Carl Jung, have now become common terms in describing our innate...

How to Capture Your Readers’ Attention with Concise Writing

I leave out the parts that people skip. —Award-winning writer Elmore Leonard, on why his books are popular Eight seconds. That’s the average human...

3 Must-Have Sales Storytelling Skills

Up against automation and an endless stream of sales messages and information, sales teams are leveraging storytelling to differentiate their...

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