The “you-statement” is one of the odder psychological tactics I use to get ahead at work. Find out why.
Why Do We Love Secret Identities So Much?
Do you ever sit at work and think about how you’re two people? Day Job You, slogging away, processing invoices. And Secret Superhero You, who is perhaps, a world-class novelist, cello player, and whiskey aficionado, when not rescuing puppies. I used to think this. I’d imagine how amazing I COULD be if only I had more time to spend as Secret Superhero Me.
Listen Better to Win Negotiations, Even With 4-Year-Olds
I took my older son (he’s 4) on a trip to Phoenix to visit family. Our main outing was to the Phoenix Zoo to see this “Honey I Shrunk the Kids” style exhibit called Big Bugs. I’m not into bugs, but we scored a great deal on Groupon, so off we went. The zoo set […]
The Magic Email: How to Hold People Accountable
The Magic Email from the book Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It by Chris Voss, really works. About the book itself: An ex-FBI international kidnapping negotiator opens each chapter with a crazy-but-true hostage negotiation story. Then he takes whatever tactic was used and applies it to regular life. You […]
Emilie Robinson Runs a New and Inclusive Kind of Tattoo Parlour
Tattoo artist and entrepreneur Emilie Robinson runs The Aldrich Tattoo Parlour in Mill City Minneapolis, a cheerful, calming environment—with pink-painted walls and plant-filled corners. Robinson says the studio is meant to be a relaxing, restful haven for all of her clients. “We wanted to create a safe, relaxing place to get a tattoo,” says Robinson. […]
Why You Need a Career Title, Not Just a Job Title
Have you heard of a career title, as opposed to a job title? If you look closely at the LinkedIn profiles of leaders in your industry, you’ll start to see it. The “Headline” and “Summary” sections have shifted from regurgitating someone’s most-recent job title, to giving more all-encompassing description that could pertain to a wider […]