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It's storytelling, stupid: what made Trump smarter than Clinton

A thought provoking article from the Daily Beast:

That’s what Trump did. The reality TV star understands the power of narrative. He identified a threat: outside forces trying to change the way we live. And an opportunity: make America great again. He established victims: blue-collar workers who have lost jobs or experienced a declining standard of living. He suggested villains: Mexican immigrants, China, establishment elites. He proposed solutions: build a wall, tear up unfair trade deals. And the hero was revealed, Donald Trump.
What was Hillary Clinton’s story?

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Happy holidays!

At Conversari we wish you peace and productivity in 2017.navidad_conversari_2017

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HBR: What great listeners actually do

At Conversari we believe that listening is a key executive skill for all facets of success, and multiple studies have linked listening to improved team performance and engagement. Here’s the latest from the Harvard Business Review:

“We compared the best listeners to the average of all other people in the data set and identified the 20 items showing the largest significant difference. With those results in hand we identified the differences between great and average listeners and analyzed the data to determine what characteristics their colleagues identified as the behaviors that made them outstanding listeners.”

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Delegation vs. Empowerment

There is a difference, and the difference is important for leaders to understand. This is a good, short article from Gary Runn:

Delegation vs Empowerment

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Overcoming team conflict: cutting edge research

“Successful teams have three things in common: They meet their performance goals. Their members feel satisfied that they are learning/benefiting from being a part of the team. The process the team uses to collaborate sets it up for future success.” From the Darden School of Business:
Clash of the Teammates: How the Ideal Team Works Through Conflict

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HBR: Getting to Yes – Across Cultures

HBR adds cultural factors to Fisher, Ury and Patton’s classic “Getting to Yes,” taking into account perceptions of expression, confrontation and trust:


Leaders who don’t listen…

“Leaders who don’t listen will eventually be surrounded by people who have nothing to say” -Andy Stanley

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Happy father's day!

“Can I call you back? I’m creating happy memories of my childhood for my father.” -from the New Yorker


Peter Drucker

“The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said”

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