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Have you ever had a salesperson ask you to tell them a story so they can get to know you?

Our reader poll today asks: Have you ever had a salesperson ask you to tell them a story so they can get to know you? Yes, it happens frequently: 20.6% No, I’ve never been asked to tell a story: 79.4% Stories tell more than the story. If you’re in sales – and let’s be clear, […]

How often do you see candidates bomb their interview because of a single big mistake during the interview?

Our reader poll today asks:  How often do you see candidates bomb their interview because of a single big mistake during the interview? All the time Frequently Sometimes Rarely Never Interviews are stressful. These are high-risk situations for a candidate. It’s not surprising that 85% of you see a candidate make a catastrophic mistake that tanks […]

How effectively do you use data to tell stories?

Our reader poll today asks:  How effectively do you use data to tell stories? Very: my data always tells a story: 52.8% Kind of: sometimes my data tells a story: 39.1% Not very: it’s rare that my data tells stories: 6.1% Not at all: it’s always just a data dump: 2.0% Tell me a story. Clearly many […]

How actively do you seek to build personal resilience?

Our reader poll today asks:  How actively do you seek to build personal resilience? Very: it’s a big focus of mine.: 49.4% Somewhat: I’ll focus on it from time to time.: 34.9% Not very: If I build the skill, it’s not intentional.: 9.1% Not at all: I rarely even think about resilience.: 6.6% Resilience is a […]

How well does your organization assess its own capabilities versus competitors?

Our reader poll today asks:  How well does your organization assess its own capabilities versus competitors? We drastically overestimate our capabilities.: 22.3% We overestimate some of our capabilities.: 37.7% We accurately assess our capabilities.: 28.6% We underestimate our capabilities.: 8.6% We drastically underestimate our capabilities.: 2.7% A little overconfident. Overestimating your organization’s capabilities can be a huge […]

What’s your preferred approach to deal with stress?

Our reader poll today asks:  What’s your preferred approach to deal with stress? Exercise and physical movement: 50.2% Meditation: 7.9% Taking time off: 14.7% Distracting yourself: 14.1% Something else: 7.8% I don’t know how to deal with stress.: 5.2% Get up and move. Clearly physical activity is the most popular form of stress relief. Whether it’s a […]