INTERMISSION BLOG

Strength-Based Leadership: A Better Approach to Productivity

The task of leadership is to create an alignment of strengths in ways that make a system’s weaknesses irrelevant. - Peter Drucker The most effective...

Finding Your (Authentic) Voice—An Important Business Tool

Your authentic voice allows you to own relationships in a proprietary way. Because nobody can be you. In business, terms like “having voice,”...

Don't Be Afraid to Let Your Leaders Fall

Ponder this for a minute: if your CEO was hit by a truck tomorrow, how would your organization deal with it?

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 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,...

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...

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...

5 Tips for Managing People Who Are Older Than You

In 2004, there was a strangely prophetic movie called In Good Company starring Dennis Quaid and Topher Grace about an old company with an older boss...

The Quiet Leader

The terms introversion and extroversion, originally made popular by psychologist Carl Jung, have now become common terms in describing our innate...

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