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1927: Being Persuasive — The Art of Asking Good Questions with Merit Kahn
Merit Kahn is the Founder of Merit-Based Business, one of the best salespeople I have ever met, and someone I really admire. She has been doing sales, sales management training, and speaking professionally on business development topics since 1998, and has worked with entrepreneurs, and business leaders from a variety of industries. She brings a wealth of expertise to the table about how to persuade and influence others.
1926: Transforming Obstacles and Uncertainty into a Competitive Advantage and New Opportunities
Change creates new problems to solve and new opportunities to go after. In fact, the businesses that are surviving and thriving in this pandemic landscape are the ones that have turned the obstacles and uncertainty they have faced into a competitive advantage and new opportunities. Here are two ways you can use this to your advantage.
1925: Get Out of Meeting Overwhelm
Is your team disengaging now more than ever? Are they leaving their video turned off on Zoom meetings, or not responding as quickly to emails? Are they exhausted and struggling? Chances are, you’ve answered yes — so the real question is, as a leader, what can you do to get your team engaged, motivated, and collaborating again?
1924: Starting with a positive mindset to get better outcomes
Stability breeds efficiency and complacency but instability breeds resilience and innovation. The world we're in right now is all about instability, and let’s not kid ourselves that things are going to be different on January 1st, 2021. Yet, after dealing with all the uncertainty, disruption, and new challenges and problems that keep coming up, it’s no surprise that we are all burned out, exhausted, and having a hard time engaging, collaborating, and innovating.
Fear that Inhibits Innovation
What do I do if my team doesn’t have any ideas? Why is my team lacking ideas? — Sound familiar? We live in a time of incredible opportunity to innovate, but your team just isn’t stepping up to innovate, and are rehashing old ideas or just drawing blanks when called to innovate. What’s happening?
There is immense pressure to innovate right now, in these unprecedented times where everything we know has been wiped clean
What if Uncertainty is Opportunity in Disguise?
We can all agree that we are living in very uncertain times. Uncertainty is one of those things that has always been around, but it has been amplified in a big way right now. We don’t know where things are headed, or what’s coming next, and everything just feels uncertain. However, instead of complaining about the uncertainty, if we start thinking about uncertainty as opportunity in disguise, we can set ourselves up for greater growth, success, and impact than ever before.