Do You HEAR With Your THIRD EAR?

By Achim Nowak

Do you hear nuance? Do you hear what is not being said? A meditation on the levels of listening.
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4 Everyday Trust Builders

Written by Achim Nowak

There is no bypass for building trust. No “fake it til you make it.” Just simple and consistent everyday behavior.
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Cultivate the EYE of the BEHOLDER

Written by Achim Nowak

If perception is reality, why not mess a little with your perception? Especially in a world that is so frequently grim.
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The One SUREFIRE Way To Build INFLUENCE

Written by Achim Nowak

When you find yourself busy defending that 1 idea, that 1 path forward, that 1 best practice – STOP. Offer options.
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How To Be DIRECT Without Pissing People Off

Written by Achim Nowak

Your boss wants you to be direct and honest with her. Beware. You may have very different notions of what “direct” sounds and feels like.
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When 2 Are Better Than 1

Written by Achim Nowak

Is having Co-CEOs a radical proposition? Think again. Data shows that when Co-CEOs are in charge, shareholder returns outperform the competition by 30%.
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Why I Believe in the Power of Masterminds

Written by Achim Nowak

I believe in coaching. I believe in the power of training and development. And I know that NOTHING accelerates personal growth faster than an impeccably curated Mastermind.
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The Benefits of Revealing the TRUTH

Written by Achim Nowak

When you’re asked an uncomfortable question, are you more likely to reveal or hide? Consider the compelling research by Harvard’s Leslie K. John.
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The Power of a PROBING Question

Written by Achim Nowak

Probing questions advance a conversation. There is no personal success without them. Probe often. Probe well.
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Do You KNOW What You Don’t KNOW?

Written by Achim Nowak

Professional growth is impossible if we don’t know what we don’t know. Be aware of what you don’t know. And understand that you don’t need to know everything.
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Work Is Love Made Visible

Written by Achim Nowak

When circumstances overwhelm, remember the poet Khalil Gibran. “Work is love made visible.” That is a choice. At work. Every day.
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Do You HEAR With Your THIRD EAR?

Written by Achim Nowak

Do you hear nuance? Do you hear what is not being said? A meditation on the levels of listening.
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The Line Between Thinking and Over-Thinking

Written by Achim Nowak

Consciousness, Thought, Constructing a Message, Speaking. It all happens at lightning speed. Manage the speed well.
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Do You Appreciate UP?

Written by Achim Nowak

Are you one of those folks who doles out appreciation to anyone but folks in power? Because you don’t want to be a “suck-up?” Think again.
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Why COMPETENCE Gets You Only So Far

Written by Achim Nowak

You’re highly competent. Many say exceptional. Yet some of your less competent colleagues seem to advance faster. This might be why!
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5 Ways Of Directing Your Impatience Well

Written by Achim Nowak

Patience is a virtue, they say. So is impatience, at its finest. Celebrate a bit of your impatience and direct it well!
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Stop Being FAKE-OPENMINDED, Please!

Written by Achim Nowak

They told you it’s great to be openminded. If something is non-negotiable, however, don’t pretend that it is. Period.
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The Gifts of the Professional Good-Bye

Written by Achim Nowak

“Farewell. “A beautiful word. Great song by Rihanna. Saying farewell is also a potent milestone in our professional lives. Show up for your Farewells!
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The Art of the ANTI-WOW

Written by Achim Nowak

The moment we relinquish any desire to wow others, a true wow becomes possible. A wow that is fueled by effortlessness and our faith in the unfolding.
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Will You Please Just RELAX?

Written by Achim Nowak

Just when it matters most, you get anxious. Tight. So how DO we relax when the stakes are really high?
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Wait a Minute – I’m Supposed to Collaborate With YOU?

Written by Achim Nowak

Collaborating with others is a workplace sacred cow. More often than not, collaborations sucks. What can you do to make them suck less?
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