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Practical Applications of Influence

My guest today is Brian Ahearn, an expert in the field of psychology and persuasion. In this episode we talk about his new book “Influence PEOPLE: Powerful Everyday Opportunities to Persuade that are Lasting and Ethical ” and how we can apply the science of persuasion in conversations with our team. We cover how to be …

How to have better Staff Meetings

Most staff meetings are terrible, but as the Manager, you can make a few small changes that will have a huge impact on the effectiveness of your meetings. In this episode we will talk about why having multiple short sync ups is more effective than one long meeting and why being able to look someone in …

Who Made the PowerPoint?

I was sitting in my cubicle when I overhead a conversation over the wall next to me. It was another manager and his director. The director said I need to do a presentation please send me over the slides that you have. The manager paused and said, I will send them over to you but …

Book Excerpt: Surrounded by Insanity

Below is the introduction to my new book. Why You Are Here “You are trying to understand madness with logic. This is not unlike searching for darkness with a torch.” —The Mad Hatter I walked into the conference room not really knowing what to expect. I sat across the table from someone who had been …

How do you Manage someone older than you?

New Podcast out today!  How do you Manage someone older than you? This is an important skill you must have if you want to lead a successful team.  Cliff Notes:  Get over yourself you probably care more about age than they do  Ignore stereotypes and treat people like INDIVIDUALS  Don’t avoid confrontation if it is …

How to Give Negative Feedback

On this short episode, we will tackle how to give negative feedback to someone on your team. During performance reviews, you have to give proper feedback that is both timely and corrective. I shuffled my papers nervously as I waited for him to enter the room. I had to give a performance review today and …

How to Introduce yourself to your team

The first meeting with your team is extremely important…. and it is easy to blow it.  In this podcast, I will share the best way to introduce yourself to your new team. Edited Transcript Below. Welcome to the corporate middle I am your host Donald Meador my goal on this show is to give you …