Archive for February, 2011
I had a lot of time to reflect this weekend as I shoveled the snow from my slippery porch roof for, oh, I don’t know, the 10th time this winter. I started out as I usually do, struggling to keep my balance, griping about the fools that would build a porch on a New Hampshire [...]
“What’s the best way of getting into good conversations with the right people?”
You can read the full conversation here, but do you want to know the best answer I recieved?
Emotional Brilliance If the test of social skill is the ability to calm distressing emotions in others, then handling someone at the peak of rage is perhaps the ultimate measure of mastery. The data on self-regulation of anger and emotional contagion suggest that one effective strategy might be to distract the angry person, empathize with [...]
Leadership is a word so often misunderstood. People will call themselves leaders in an attempt to win business or create klout, but clearly, you are only a leader if people are committed to following (are you listening Mubarak?) When I think of the leaders who have been influential in my life they were men and [...]
My son worked in a hardware store one summer on his college break. Every day he would come home with amusing stories of the colorful customers he encountered that day. There was the guy who asked if the rental generator was gas or electric. Then there was the fellow who brought back the perforated soaker [...]