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Be Better at Work

Ah-ha and ha ha moments can make us better at work. Please relisten to these two popular Think Fast Talk Smart episodes. From Bob Sutton, we learn best practices for being more effective in our collaborations with others. From Jennifer Aaker and Naomi Bagdonas we learn how to infuse humor into the work we do. Both episodes challenge us to rethink how we approach and show up at work and in life.



Clarity counts!  Being clear and concise is critical to all your communication.  Take a few minutes to re-listen to my interviews with Glenn Kramon about effective writing and Kenneth Romeo about tips for non-native speakers.


Drive for Diversity

Diversity of ideas, experience, and background helps our communication and team work. Striving for equity and inclusion makes us all better.  Please relisten to my episodes with GSB Senior Associate Deans Brian Lowery and Sarah Soule to learn specific tips, tools, and approaches to help you and those you interact with. 


Impact through Influence.

Achieving many of our personal and professional goals requires us to effectively persuade and negotiate. Revisit my Think Fast Talk Smart episodes with Professors Maggie Neale and Zak Tormala to learn best practices to maximize your influence.

Maggie Neale:

Zak Tomala:


Creative Communication Counts!

Creativity is critical for effective communication. A creative mind set and approach sets you up to be more flexible, adaptive, and successful in your communication. Revisit my Think Fast Talk Smart episodes with Professors Christian Wheeler and Tina Seelig to learn more about how you can be more creative in your communication.

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    In Blog
    Self-Talk Refresh: Change Your Internal Dialogue to Communicate Better with Others
  • 4 different hands pulling different chocolate pie slices
    In Blog
    Best of: The Art of Negotiation, How to Get More of What You Want
  • Friends working together
    In Blog
    Communicating Through Conflict: How to Get Along with Anyone
  • Arrows on the ground facing different directions
    In Blog
    Adopting a VC Mindset: How to Achieve More by Thinking, and Communicating, Like a Venture Capitalist
  • In Blog
    Power and Persuasion: Live Insights from Stanford Experts
  • 3D blocks that spell out Innovation
    In Blog
    An Invitation for Innovation: Why Creativity Is Found, Not Forced
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    In Blog
    Best of: How to Handle a Skeptical Audience