1. Jon Brown on May 24, 2015 at 14:07

    5 great tips to keep in mind.

  2. Eric Mann on May 24, 2015 at 17:24

    In business school, our professors focused more on getting us to ask questions than offer answers. Many situations started with everyone already having an answer – unfortunately we all had different ones. Asking questions helped us guide one another to consensus and was, what one instructor claimed, “the makings of good management.”

    Whether it’s team management or client management, the ability to communicate is key. Often a client will refuse to see a situation a certain way, but through communication we can guide them to a desired conclusion by asking pointed, direct, leading questions. It’s an art form, but also the makings of great expectation management.

  3. Ansel Taft on May 25, 2015 at 16:50

    While reframed in martial arts though linked, “yes and” is an important foundation to improve comedy and has many business applications. To give it a spin, use it in your next brainstorming session. Too often participants knock holes in ideas ahead of augmenting pretty good ones that just need a tweak. Say yes to your peers and play a part in the game of forming better ideas together.

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