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Encouraging Learning

Building High-Performing Teams by Encouraging Learning

Terrific teaming. Effectiveness in high stakes situations often boils down to expert teaming and communication. Yet, many teams miss the mark and perform sub-optimally. Please listen in to the latest GSB Think Fast Talk Smart episode where I speak with Professor Sara Singer about how you can build high performing teams.READ MORE

Communicate under Pressure

Leading from the Hot Seat: How to Communicate under Pressure

Leading from the hot seat. Communicating effectively when under pressure is critical to business success. Join me for the latest episode of the GSB Think Fast Talk Smart podcast where I speak with former General Electric CEO and GSB lecturer Jeff Immelt about best practices for handling challenging situations and encouraging innovation. READ MORE

Gain or Give Away Authority While Speaking

How We Gain — or Give Away — Authority While Speaking

Power Up! How you show up matters. Having a powerful presence can make or break your transactions, your relationships, and your career.  Please join me for the latest episode of the GSB Think Fast Talk Smart podcast where I speak to Professor Jeffrey Pfeffer about specific techniques you can use to increase your power and status when communicating.READ MORE

Teach, Inspire, Motivate, Empower

Speech That Empowers: How to Encourage Growth and Resilience in a Younger Audience

Communication helps people through important life and work transitions. Using the transition from childhood to adulthood, author and former Stanford Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Julie Lythcott-Haims and I discuss valuable best practices for empowering others through effective communication. Please listen in to the latest Stanford GSB podcast episode on Think Fast Talk Smart to learn more.READ MORE

Cultivate a compelling professional presence through the screen

Quick Thinks: How to Shine Online

Shine Online.  Learn virtual communication best practices in our latest GSB Quick Thinks episode. We have compiled several easy-to-implement advice from many of our previous Think Fast Talk Smart podcast guests. Listen in, learn, and elevate your online communication. READ MORE

How Communication Impacts Conflict

Dissolve Disagreements: How Communication Impacts Conflict

Dissolve Disagreements. Our professional and personal lives are filled with debate, disagreements, and arguments. Listen in to the latest episode of the GSB’s Think Fast Talk Smart podcast as I speak with Professor Nir Halevy about how communication done right can provide a clear avenue for resolving conflicts and kerfuffles.READ MORE

How asking strong questions helps you build trust

Question Everything: Why Curiosity Is Communication’s Secret Weapon

Question everything! Questions are the Swiss Army knife of communication. They can help you build trust and understanding, foster engagement, and even calm your nerves. Join me for the latest episode of the GSB’s Think Fast Talk Smart where I speak with GSB lecturer and former NPR reporter, producer, and director Debra Schifrin about how you can ask better questions. READ MORE