INTERMISSION BLOG

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...

Why Your Team Needs to Know You've Failed

This past spring I facilitated our two-day Leading with Presence program with a group of sales leaders at an engineering firm. They were boisterous,...

How to Create a Culture of Diversity

We are building products that people with very diverse backgrounds use, and I think we all want our company makeup to reflect the makeup of the...

Leadership Presence: An Interview with Former Ariel CEO Sean Kavanagh

Leadership presence (n): a leader’s ability to connect authentically with the thoughts and feelings of others in order to motivate and inspire them...

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...

Five Narratives That Move Organizations

The next time you are scheduled to run a town hall meeting, get buy-in for a new idea, or simply give a status update, I suggest holding off on...

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...

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...

How to Help Virtual Teams Create Authentic Connections

Stronger virtual teams start with authentic connections  It’s no secret—technology is changing the way modern businesses operate. Collaborative,...

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