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One Magic Question to Deflect Pushback

Have you ever proposed an idea, or made a case for something, only to have the other person respond with hesitation or a “No”, and no clear explanation for why? If you’re like most, your mind immediately gets VERY creative in making up reasons for why this person did not immediately go for it.

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Stop using the f word

How many of you have dreaded giving feedback to someone? If you’re like most, you find it nearly as uncomfortable to give feedback as it is to receive it. Which is why I’ve come to call feedback the “F” word when working with my clients.

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How to stick to your goals, this year and every year.

I want to talk with you about a really sad thing that happens year after year. It’s kind of an epidemic. And only few know about good cures for it… It’s called “falling off the wagon with our New Year’s commitments.”

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What do you, me, and a schizophrenic patient have in common?

Before founding The Insightful Executive, I worked in public health for many years, leading programs in poor communities all around the world, from Tunisia to Peru. But my first foray into the field was as a Medical Interpreter at a public hospital in... Brooklyn NY, working with a severely underserved patient population. It was an eye-opening experience. I learned that it’s possible for thousands of people to live in deep poverty in one of the world’s richest cities, in a marginalized, alternate reality that most New-Yorkers won’t ever see.

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