Monthly Archives: October 2017

Communication Lessons from a Lightning Strike (Integrity & Trust)

We were climbing out of the Denver International Airport on an overcast day with bumps typical of Denver.  I was flying from a speaking...

Vampires, Creativity and Path Dependency (Innovation & Creativity)

Have you ever considered why vampires only go outside at night? Ever since this question was posed on the podcast Edumacation (hosted by Kevin...

PODCAST #172: How To Avoid Writer’s Block | Alan Alda (Part II)

Most recognized for his role playing Hawkeye Pierce on the TV series M*A*S*H, Alan Alda is a globally recognized actor, writer and director with seven Emmy Awards and three Tony nominations. Active in the science community, he hosted Scientific American Fronters for eleven years and founded the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University. Alda's new book is If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?

The One Mistake to Avoid as a New Leader (Builds Strong Relationships)

You got the new job. You accepted the promotion. You’re in charge now. Whether you’re a first-time leader or an experienced manager in a new role,...

How To Avoid Writer’s Block, According To Alan Alda

Good transitions are important, and for good transitions I go back to the subjective thing again, and then I go back to the objective, and then I go back and forth between those two ways of thinking.

3 Ways to Conquer Performance Jitters (Self-Awareness)

Think back to your last high-stakes encounter. A major job interview. A nail-biting presentation. Maybe it was talking to your teen about his risky...

How a Humble Reality Check Can Make You a Better Leader

Effective leaders possess many different attributes that can separate them from the pack, but one that is rarely discussed is humility. Many times people...

PODCAST #171: How To Avoid Awkward Conversations | Alan Alda (Part I)

Most recognized for his role playing Hawkeye Pierce on the TV series M*A*S*H, Alan Alda is a globally recognized actor, writer and director with seven Emmy Awards and three Tony nominations. Active in the science community, he hosted Scientific American Fronters for eleven years and founded the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University. Alda's new book is If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?

How To Avoid Awkward Conversations From Acting Legend Alan Alda

The worry of "How am I doing?" is such an enemy to real connection and real communication. How you're doing is how you're doing. That's just reality regardless of whether you know it or not. But connecting is so much more fun than worrying how you're doing and it leads to so many better results.
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