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UNSOLICITED Feedback Revisited Yet AGAIN

My dislike and dismay of unsolicited feedback— which has been euphemized as “constructive criticism”— is well-known to my readers, my audiences and to my friends. I first wrote about that feckless phenomenon over two decades ago and each year my feelings get stronger. Every story told to me by someone who had the wind knocked […]

SECOND CHANCES TO Make GREAT First Impressions

In this day and age of unreturned messages, we need to be aware of The GOBLIN Effect: the inexplicable disappearance of messages. We must give people a SECOND Chance to make a 1st Impression. Many of us get bent out of shape because a voice message, text or email isn’t returned from someone we expect […]

Relationships Rock…and Rule™

Long Range Views Require Patience The Wall Street Journal featured an event sponsored by Cartier Jewelers in Beverly Hills. The invited guests were the super-wealthy. The vice president business development, Carl Adams, brought in the assistant curator for Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute to speak to the guests. What caught my eye in the article […]

3 Easy Tips for Conversations

Know What To Say First Once upon a time people would tell me that they are not “good at schmoozing” either in their professional or personal life.  It can be an explanation or an excuse and sometimes both. First off, schmoozing is easy- going conversation that is engaging and without an objective. It’s easy-going because there is no […]