Meeting Facilitation: How to Run a Meeting with Powerful People (5 Lessons)

Lessons in Meeting Facilitation from the 2020 Presidential Debates On October 22nd, 2020 Kristen Welker taught a masterclass in how to moderate a debate, and in doing so, taught us how to run a meeting with powerful personalities. What was fascinating though, was the difference between her debate and the previous presidential debate, moderated by … Read more

Dealing with Difficult Coworkers

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Dealing with difficult coworkers is a fact of life at work. Your ability to deal with difficult coworkers and still get work done will make a big difference in your success. And it will be a key determinant of your sanity. Tips for Dealing with Difficult Coworkers These lessons are based on my own experience … Read more

Get Assertive in Fast-Moving Conversations

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You’re in a conversation with multiple colleagues or clients. You want to speak up, get assertive, and get your perspective heard. But the conversation is being dominated by a few loud and confident voices (usually those with the highest status in the group). And there’s a lot of quick comments being exchanged from multiple people. … Read more

How to Be Assertive at Work: 5 Simple Strategies

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Many clients and students come to us with a common challenge: “I need to learn how to be assertive at work.” You might need to get more assertive to get your ideas heard, command more respect, or get team members to follow through on your guidance more consistently. Here are five simple strategies on how … Read more

Remote Meeting Facilitation: 3 Tips for Assertiveness and Management

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In this video I cover 3 simple ways you can convey more assertiveness and leadership during remote meeting facilitation. Right now countless people are running meetings remotely over video conferencing like Zoom, Skype, Google Hangouts or other apps. How can you project competence, keep your meeting organized and focused, and avoid unnecessary interruptions or disruptions? … Read more

Why Assertiveness is a Challenge for So Many Professionals

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Assertiveness doesn’t come naturally to a lot of us. It can often bring about an uncomfortable feeling that we’re rocking the boat or disrupting the status quo. So many of us are inclined to try to “fit in”, whether that’s within our families, with colleagues or friends. Nevertheless, assertiveness is an important skill to master … Read more

When Acting Less Powerful is The Right Move

(Listen or read the post below) Some people think they have to act powerfully in every situation. Their goal is to “win” every battle. Always have the cleverer comeback. Always interrupt people more than they interrupt you. Have others laugh at your jokes, but don’t laugh at theirs. And the classic: never break eye contact … Read more