How to argue over holiday dinner….and still enjoy dessert

Ah, the holidays. A time to come together with loved ones and not-so-loved ones. Many of us dread the annual encounter with that one (or more) relative whose views clash with ours. Today, I'm going to share with you a guiding principle that can help get us through these tough conversations. The key to the [...]

By | 2018-12-07T11:11:57+00:00 December 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Suicide prevention for the rest of us

The nightmare scenario I have a recurring nightmare in which someone I know kills themselves and I'm forever haunted by the idea that somehow, some way, I should have done something to prevent it. Although no one can control the choices and behaviour of another person, I think this is a pretty common fear, and [...]

By | 2018-11-23T09:53:18+00:00 November 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Is networking manipulative?

I really creeped out my friend at dinner recently. We were talking about some of the stuff I teach in my We Hate Networking courses (this), and it totally rubbed her the wrong way. "What?! You're saying you would deliberately ask someone to help you with something to make them like you? That's so gross [...]

By | 2018-10-19T09:40:36+00:00 October 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Coffee Meetings 102: Ready or not

It's go time, folks. You're in a coffee shop facing the actual human you've got a coffee date with. It's a golden opportunity to make a doozy of an impression and maybe even a supporter for life. So... how do you do it? Captain Obvious says: make it about them Most expert types (including me) [...]

By | 2018-09-13T14:34:36+00:00 September 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Coffee Meetings 101: Are you ready?

Are you giving good coffee? Coffee meetings are great, even if you're like me and don't actually drink coffee (don't start with me, caffeine heads - it keeps me up all night long). Seriously, though, meeting one on one to figure out what the deal is with another person is networking at its finest, as [...]

By | 2018-08-30T14:00:34+00:00 August 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Battle of the Sexes: Networking Edition

Is networking different for women and men? How do issues of gender play into the history of networking? Does it matter? I believe there is a of yin and yang to networking. Whether because of history, or convention, or natural inclination, there are networking activities that are more strongly associated with women and others that [...]

By | 2018-08-15T13:27:02+00:00 August 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments