I’m about a week behind, which means I have a lot of thoughts, links and ideas that I wanted to knock out all in one post. Also, you might be wondering why you’re looking at a picture of a Canadian woman holding an enormous crab, right?
I have no idea. I couldn’t think of an appropriate picture to include with today’s post. But when I came across that image, I just thought: man, that’s one big ass crab!
Anyway, here’s what I got for ya on this stormy Monday:
How to Tell A Great Story
Aneeta Sundararaj from an organization in Malaysia called The Great Storytelling Network interviewed me about writing, speaking, storytelling and the like. Read the full text here.
Email, Phone or In Person?
Ron Ameln, fellow blogger, friend and my editor over at the St. Louis Small Business Monthly had a great post that referenced a survey which showed the preferred medium of communication for executives: email, phone or in person. Cool stuff. It reminds me about another article which explains that people are less likely to lie via email than the phone or in person.
God Bless Old Folk
I read an article last week – which I’m sorry to say I can’t seem to find the link for – that said the following:
The more chronologically gifted (age) I get, the worse it comes to remembering names. Everyone should wear a name tag at all times. Or, when born, have their first name tattooed to their forehead. U.S. Rep. Jim Leach once advised, “When someone comes up and says, ‘You remember my name, don’t you?’ and you don’t, a good response is: ‘Of course, how could I forget a millionaire?’ ” I’ve used that one. It works!
Dell The Staff I’m Busy
And finally, this morning ANOTHER article popped up on my Google Alerts (keyword = unapproachable) about Michael Dell. It’s called 6 character traits essential to business integrity
You know, it’s funny. I’ve been using Google Alerts for a while now, and almost every week, there’s something about Michael Dell and how he’s had various problems with approachability, according to several surveys from Dell employees. Interestingly enough, I’ve actually met people from Dell who’ve said that their Big Cheese’s lack of approachability isn’t exactly a myth. Interesting.
LET ME ASK YA THIS…
What’s your best link, idea or thought of the day?
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