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The Power of 3s

Written by Achim Nowak

3 is a beautiful number. Repeating 3 times is a powerful influencing skill. Keep it simple. Trust the 3s.
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How A Shark Spots Talent

Written by Achim Nowak

She isn’t fooled by credentials. She hires for the intangibles, and she spots them quickly. Barbara Corcoran knows.
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When You Are Triggered, Take 3

Written by Achim Nowak

When you cross the line from having a strong opinion and an emotional response to being triggered – piercingly triggered – STOP. Take 3. Here’s what I mean.
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My SPEAK UP or SHUT UP Meter

Written by Achim Nowak

Habitual silence renders you invisible. Over-talking diminishes your influence. Here are 4 reasons why you may wish to shut up more often.
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How ACTIVE IS Your ACTIVE Listening?

Written by Achim Nowak

Great ACTIVE listeners engage and respond. Beyond head-nodding, beyond paraphrasing. They are way more ACTIVE than we might surmise. Really!
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Hands-Off Is NOT a Helpful Leadership Style

Written by Achim Nowak

You dread being the micro-manager from hell. You’re proud of being a hands-off leader. Does your team need you to be a little more hands-on?
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The Courage To NOT Know

Written by Achim Nowak

The pressure to know, to have answers, to have them quickly, is brutal. Resist, if just for a moment. Sink into the wisdom well at the heart of not knowing.
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How To Galvanize ANY Conversation

Written by Achim Nowak

We can lobby for one solution, or we can propose multiple options. Be the multiple-options-person. Your influence will sky-rocket.
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In Praise of Small Talk

Written by Achim Nowak

If you have any judgments about the benefits of Small Talk, think again. Small Talk is human talk, bonding talk, connecting talk. Do it with full abandonment.
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4 Ways To UNTRIGGER Yourself

Written by Achim Nowak

No matter how enlightened we think we are – there are folks who will trigger the heck out of us. AND there are tools for un-triggering ourselves.
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Don’t Pretend It’s NEGOTIABLE

Written by Achim Nowak

Don’t be fake-openminded. Don’t pretend to be flexible when you’re not. When a decision has been made, own it. And let’s go from there.
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The Dopamine Rewards of Business Writing

Written by Achim Nowak

Great business writing transcends efficiency. Neurobiology shows that, at its very finest, writing is a dopamine activator. Really!
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Embody Who You Say You Are

Written by Achim Nowak

You have heard folks whose words don’t match how you experience them. Don’t be that person. Be what you say you are!
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The Art of NOT Micro-Managing.

Written by Achim Nowak

When we leave them alone, we may not be leading enough. When we interfere too often, we’re the micromanager from hell. How do we help well?
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Take The HELICOPTER VIEW!

Written by Achim Nowak

The helicopter view forces an instant perspective shift. It’s quick. It’s expansive. Helicopter often, won’t you!
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The Gifts of Succinctness

Written by Achim Nowak

In film and social media, every bit of communication is carefully edited. In a person-to-person chat, you and I are our own in-the-moment editors. Edit well, please
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5 Ways To Harness Your Impatience

Written by Achim Nowak

Petulant impatience gets you nothing but a bad rep. Harness your impatience well and be an impactful champion of change.
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How To Navigate Time When There Is Never Enough

Written by Achim Nowak

Forget about basic time management. Strategy guru Michael Porter tracked the time habits of 27 mega-successful CEOs. Here’s what they know.
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Why Not Have A SEAHORSE Mindset?

Written by Achim Nowak

Finding a seahorse in the Atlantic ocean was a moment of supreme joy when I was a child. How do we recapture this joy at work, every single day? We can!
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Successful People Receive Support

Written by Achim Nowak

Lone-wolfing our way through life gets us the bread crumbs of success. Truly accomplished humans operate with heaps of support. Choose support that expands you!
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How We Foster More TRUST

By Achim Nowak

The transaction cost of not trusting in a professional relationship is steep. Yet trust, research shows, is not granted easily. How do we foster more trusting relationships, day by day?
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