Data Storytelling: Using Color for Emphasis

One of the first, and I would argue most important, things you learn as an analyst is that not everyone loves (or understands) data...

Getting Feedback Wrong

We know feedback is important to our own personal development. It’s how we learn and grow, it’s how we improve. All high performers (or...

4 Powerful Ways to Use the Art of Storytelling

I was in the middle of my presentation. Before me was a stadium full of people I barely knew. Then something happened. It is what...

Killing the Conversation

Over the past couple of days, I’ve participated—at a distance—in an interesting conversation. Let me clarify, the conversation was interesting, but the dynamic of...

6 Questions You Need to Answer Before Creating Your Change Communication Plan

When communicating change—especially big, complicated change—would you fire off a few emails and cross your fingers that employees understand what to do? Inspiring confidence...

10 Leadership Communication Tips to Build Employee Engagement

According to a fairly recent study conducted by the Gallup Business Journal, only a mere 30% of employees in the US are actively engaged...

Fewer Words, Greater Effect

I have a good business friend, an experienced manager and teacher with a Harvard MBA, whose deep thinking creativity and intelligence are admired by...

5 Tips for Effective Communication in Your Small Business

In business, if you fail to communicate, you fail. And the special difficulty in small business is that you’re required to be an effective...

The Power of Parables as a Leadership Tool

Parable: Defined as a short simple story intended to illustrate a moral or religious lesson. These stories have been passed down from generation to generation through...

How to Streamline Remote Working for Your Team

Working for a small business in 2017 is different than it was in past years. More people are working remotely. However, streamlining the team...

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