Put down the “smart-phone” and ask a great question

At a business lunch, I noticed that almost everyone left their phones on the table in front of them. Are they waiting for someone more interesting to call? In a pub on St. Patrick’s Day, at least half the people were holding phones, telling others… what? That they are having such a great time? IfContinue reading “Put down the “smart-phone” and ask a great question”

Just Ask: The Secret Source of Power

Fact: people who ask for help accomplish more. And, since power is the ability to get things done, people who ask for help enhance their personal power. Why is asking so powerful? People are flattered when they are asked to help. Flattery builds rapport and we are predisposed to help people we like. People areContinue reading “Just Ask: The Secret Source of Power”