What Happens When We FEEL Into Things

Written by Achim Nowak

Feelings can be annoying. Overwhelming. They are a crucial source of information. Ignore them at your own peril.
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Exceptional Communicators REFRAME A Conversation. Often.

Written by Achim Nowak

Reframing is the powerful art of shifting a conversation. Exceptional reframers do it imperceptibly. THAT is true conversational authority.
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It’s OK To Say I, Not WE. Really!

Written by Achim Nowak

Humbly own your perspective. Your accomplishments. Claiming them doesn’t make you a narcissist. NOT owning them does not serve anyone.
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6 Keys to Being a Better Collaborator

Written by Achim Nowak

We worship at the altar of collaboration. When it works, magic happens. It only works, however, with a measure of sophisticated skill.
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What My Season 2 Podcast Guests Have Taught Me

Written by Achim Nowak

42 conversations with brilliant humans. Here is how their wisdom helps me think about 2023.
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This Holiday, Just BREATHE.

Written by Achim Nowak

This week, amid the gifts, the gatherings and the meals, return to your breath. Often. Revel in the stillness and peace within.
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Is Your CONFIDENCE Right-Sized?

Written by Achim Nowak

Confidence is a wonderful thing. Blind confidence, outsized confidence are not. Is your confidence right-sized?
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The Neurobiology of GREAT Business Writing

Written by Achim Nowak

It’s Holiday season. A perfect time to send a note to a cherished colleague – and practice the craft of sparkling business writing.
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Connecting With The Transactional ALPHA Exec

Written by Achim Nowak

You value a personal connection. But how do we connect with the Alpha leader who doesn’t desire connection? It’s not easy – and not impossible!
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How To Lead With A Bit More Feeling

Written by Achim Nowak

I believer in the power of data, evidence, facts, And I believe in the ability to “feel into situations.” Exceptional leaders call on both.
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Great Leaders Apologize WELL

Written by Achim Nowak

We can only lead others if we also lead ourselves. That includes owning up to making a mistake. And offering a grown-up amends.
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Seduce Me With Your Language, Please.

Written by Achim Nowak

Language has the power to invite. Entice. Seduce. Folks with genuine influence know how to speak this language. Speak it well.
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Lessons from a Leadership Trainwreck

Written by Achim Nowak

She had Vision. Ambition. A Bold Touch. In 45 days, she was gone. The leadership lessons of Liz Truss.
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You Manage Your Boss, Don’t You?

Written by Achim Nowak

Smart professionals manage their bosses. They do it with intention and authenticity. Not doing this WELL can be your career suicide.
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7 Cognitive Distortions That Do NOT Serve You

Written by Achim Nowak

How often do you run mental scripts that have little to do with reality? Psychiatrists call these scripts mental distortions. Beware!
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Don’t Think of Small Talk as SMALL Talk

Written by Achim Nowak

Small talk is relationship glue. Embrace it. Have fun with it. Don’t judge it. And above all, do it well.
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The Case for Less Vulnerability

Written by Achim Nowak

We live in the Age where leaders are expected to be vulnerable and in touch with their feelings. When does it all become too much?
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The Skillful Art of Saying NO

Written by Achim Nowak

The pressure to say YES to things we don’t wish to do is tremendous. At work, in every facet of life. How do we say NO more often and with greater skill?
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A Case for Friendships at Work

Written by Achim Nowak

“You’re not at work to make friends.” They used to dole out this workplace advice, back in the days. Hogwash. Make friends, PLEASE!
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How to Be a Little Less Conflict-Avoidant

Written by Achim Nowak

Most of us shrink from conflict. Let’s not call a conflict “conflict,” please! And let’s apply these 5 tips to be less conflict-avoidant.
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