A Class on Power [alt: A Power Class] At the Stanford Graduate School of Business, students cram into a small classroom to learn about power. The class is called “Acting with Power,” and it’s taught by professor Deb Gruendfeld and a team of experts with a background in both professional theater … [Read more...] about If You Want to be a Leader, Follow This One Rule!
Do you travel? What tips do you use to keep the fight-or-flight to a minimum? Here are my top 2 tips for the plane: Men, remove the wallet from your back hip pocket. Sitting on that lump of cards and currency can cause hip displacement. Pick up a small squeeze bottle of saline … [Read more...] about Travel Tips: Don’t leave home unless you ….
You're late, you're rushing and it seems that people and things are not cooperating with your schedule. Why won't they get our of your way?! Finally you arrive at the meeting, slightly out of breath. You burst into the room, everyone looks up and you begin a familiar pattern: Apology followed … [Read more...] about What to say when you are late to a meeting
Somethings about business never change....like the neck tie. Men still wear neck ties as a symbol of seriousness about the business. Heck, some men even fret about their neck tie knot cleavage! (You do know about knot cleavage don't you? The little wrinkle under the knot of the tie.) But … [Read more...] about 7 Business Fashion Rules: Jeans at an off-site
I got a call on Friday to appear in Las Vegas on Wednesday at a CFO conference as The God Father. What are the questions going through your mind right now? Here are the questions I had: How can the 'fair haired' guy next door look like Marlon Brando? And Why do they want Marlon Brando at … [Read more...] about An Offer You Can't Refuse
When business needs to make a presentation [tell a story] they turn to an in-house subject matter expert [SME] and PowerPoint [PPT]. This is the norm....the status quo [that's Latin for same as everyone else]. If you want to engage the audience sometimes a little drama is what you need. In … [Read more...] about Want to Engage the Audience? It takes character.