It takes very little to empathize; why is it that we don’t do it more often?
Author Archive for: Andrea P. Howe
Entries by Andrea P. Howe
The abiilty to take yourself lightly turns out to be a powerful quality.
I’ve had several awkward moments greeting several different clients in the past few months, where the unspoken question for both of us has been, “To hug or not to hug?” The question seems to arise with clients who fall in two categories: 1 – Business friends – these are clients with whom I don’t necessarily […]
An object example in good behavior from, of all places, politics.
What is it about consultants and consultant-speak?
Karen Salmansohn publishes a “Be Happy Dammit Tips” Newsletter. She quotes some fascinating statistics about the value of business friendships. For example: – People with a best friend at work are seven times more likely to be engaged in their work. – Close friendships at work boost employee satisfaction by nearly 50%. – People with […]
Vince Gill shows a thing or two about how to be. Just be.
People prefer affability over competence in their choice of work partners.
How to silence the little voice that chatters within us and prevents us from really listening.
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- Trust Matters, The Podcast: The Ghosting of Business Future (Episode 27)August 13, 2019 - 8:00 am
Podcast: EmbedSubscribe to TrustMatters, The Podcast Android | RSS This is the newest of Trust Matters, The Podcast. Listeners submit their personal questions about professional relationships, trust, and business situations to our in-house expert Charles H. Green, CEO, Trusted Advisor Associates. The owner of a small tech consultancy talks about her recent experience being ghosted […]
- The Dark Art of Ghosting in BusinessAugust 12, 2019 - 6:31 am
I first became aware of “ghosting” as a concept over a decade ago, when a young friend informed me she had been “Caspered” by a boyfriend. I had to ask her to explain. In case you’re as clueless today as I was at the time, here’s the Urban Dictionary’s definition. Key line: The act of […]