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    Ep. 222 – Lessons in transition (part 1)

    • January 24, 2022
    • 13 min
    When you are ending a career and starting a new one, or simply changing jobs, you need to be able to succinctly explain your value. more..
  • Ep. 221 – How does that feel?

    • January 17, 2022
    • 14 min
    For many of us, expressing emotions feels treacherous. In this episode, I share a few practical ways to make this feel easier and serve as more..
  • Ep. 220 – Breaking bad teaching (part 2)

    • January 10, 2022
    • 13 min
    Great courses are not only filled with wonderful and practical experiences, but they are also led by selfless and authentic instructors. In this second installment, more..
  • Ep. 219 – Breaking bad teaching (part 1)

    • January 3, 2022
    • 15 min
    When you take a course, whether it be in person or online, it’s always an experience. In this episode, I talk about the critical role more..
  • Ep. 218 – Year in review

    • December 27, 2021
    • 14 min
    Over the past year, we continue to witness substantial changes in our world, both broadly and personally. After spending some quiet time to reflect personally, more..
  • Ep. 217 – What’s in a name?

    • December 20, 2021
    • 14 min
    In this episode, I talk about some important considerations if you need to come up with a name for a business, product, program or key more..
  • Ep. 216 – Entrepreneurial lessons

    • December 13, 2021
    Over the years, I have succeeded and failed as an entrepreneur. The lessons I learned might help you either as you start a new business more..
  • Ep. 215 – Silent meeting starts

    • December 6, 2021
    • 13 min
    Setting the right tone at the beginning of a meeting may require you to say nothing at all. In this episode, I share a different more..
  • Call Back Episode – Empty the trash

    • November 29, 2021
    • 7 min
    Call back episode #179 recorded March 04, 2019 Look around and see who’s going to jump up and take out the garbage. Who will take more..
  • Ep. 214 – Thanksgiving: notes of gratitude

    • November 22, 2021
    • 14 min
    Thanksgiving Day is a wonderful time to gather and celebrate with family and friends. This time of year (all the time, for that matter) is more..
  • Ep. 213 – The Quiet Workplace (an essay)

    • November 14, 2021
    • 15 min
    In this episode, I share with you a brief essay I wrote about how the workplace needs to change. We are all hoping for fundamental more..
  • Ep. 212 – Wrap it up

    • November 8, 2021
    • 12 min
    Imagine being stuck in a meandering conversation with no end in sight. In this week’s podcast, I suggest practical ways to plan when and how more..
  • Ep. 211 – Interesting or essential?

    • November 1, 2021
    • 14 min
    Many topics, tasks or even people are carelessly brushed aside because they are deemed dispensable, unimportant and trivial. While some things are considered “nice to more..
  • Ep. 210 – Scattered

    • October 25, 2021
    • 14 min
    When you drop a precious item, it breaks into tiny pieces. Similarly, as communicators, we risk to create noise and confusion to those around us. more..
  • Ep. 209 – Tech timeouts

    • October 18, 2021
    • 14 min
    When you are always on, that means you’re never off. Living in a 24/7 world of pervasive connectivity, we are challenged to find rewarding moments more..
  • Ep. 208 – Talk isn’t cheap

    • October 11, 2021
    • 13 min
    Do you frequently think of the cost of poor communication? As it is getting easier to spread the word, it also is getting more expensive more..
  • Ep. 207 – Writing a solid e-mail, part 2

    • October 5, 2021
    • 11 min
    E-mails can be incredibly beneficial or simply a brutal part of our day. In this multi-part series, I discuss the value of stepping away and more..
  • Ep. 206 – Writing a solid e-mail, part 1

    • September 27, 2021
    • 14 min
    Do you ever think why people hate getting e-mails and delete them so quickly? In this multi-part series, I get to the root of writing more..
  • Ep. 205 – Misunderstandings, pt. 3

    • September 20, 2021
    • 15 min
    Why are people misunderstood? In the third installment of this series, I talk about what to do if the misunderstanding is really your fault and more..
  • Call Back EP – Take 5 Quiet Cards

    • September 13, 2021
    • 15 min
    Call back episode #167 recorded November 20, 2020 When writing chapter 14 of the book “Noise,” I was inspired to design a simple deck of more..
  • Ep. 204 – Misunderstandings, pt. 2

    • September 8, 2021
    • 13 min
    Why are people misunderstood? In the second installment of this series, I talk about what to do if the misunderstanding is not at all your more..
  • Ep. 203 – Misunderstandings

    • August 30, 2021
    • 13 min
    Why are people misunderstood? In the first installment of this series, I talk about how to lower the level and frequencies of misunderstandings that happens more..
  • Ep. 202 – Leaving the complaining club

    • August 23, 2021
    • 13 min
    What starts as constructive criticism can often devolve into useless complaining. I talk about different ways to break the cycle of negativity and change the more..
  • Episode 201 – Creating a better, SMART BRIEF resolution

    • August 16, 2021
    • 14 min
    Making resolutions are hard. In this episode, I’m talking about making better, smarter BRIEF resolutions. more..
  • Episode 200 – A time to celebrate

    • August 10, 2021
    • 14 min
    For our 200th episode, I take a moment to celebrate, consider and reflect on key learnings over the years both in doing this podcast and more..

Ep. 222 – Lessons in transition (part 1)