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When someone is nodding when you’re talking, how do you know if it’s genuine interest and understanding or simply fake listening and they’re ready to go to sleep?

Just Saying - The BRIEF Lab Joe McCormack

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 68 Ratings

When someone is nodding when you’re talking, how do you know if it’s genuine interest and understanding or simply fake listening and they’re ready to go to sleep?

    Ep. 248 – One vs many (things to think, say and do)

    Ep. 248 – One vs many (things to think, say and do)

    Imagine an undisciplined, overambitious person who tries to juggle way too many thoughts, words, and actions. In this episode, I challenge you to focus on one thing at a time to avoid being scattered and confusing yourself and others along the way.

    • 15 min
    Ep. 247 – HBR article review: overcoming collaboration overkill

    Ep. 247 – HBR article review: overcoming collaboration overkill

    In this installment, I summarize two related Harvard Business Review articles that tackle the excesses of collaboration. In one, Microsoft leaders reveal research that brought them much closer to the root cause of employee fulfillment. In another, a university professor surveys professionals on how they believe they need to collaborate with each other and the […]

    • 15 min
    Ep. 246 – Should I or shouldn’t you?

    Ep. 246 – Should I or shouldn’t you?

    Imagine if someone at work approached you and said, “you should proof-read your e-mails before sending them.” Or picture a family member or friend saying, “you shouldn’t eat out so much.” In general, people do not like being told what to do. However, there are many times we need to tell them. In this episode, […]

    • 14 min
    Ep. 245 – When your answers aren’t good enough

    Ep. 245 – When your answers aren’t good enough

    Imagine if your boss told your team in a very calm, matter-of-fact tone that your answers just weren’t good enough. In this episode, I share how this very incident happened to a corporate leader and his team and how to overcome the harsh realities of not meeting expectations and falling far short of a high […]

    • 14 min
    Ep. 244 – Afraid of writing

    Ep. 244 – Afraid of writing

    Some people approach any writing assignment with trepidation and apprehension. Can I get my point across? Will I be able to say it the right way? What can I do if I’m not sure of my ability to convey my thoughts? On the other extreme, some people dive right into writing assignments are fearlessly, filled […]

    • 15 min
    Ep. 243 – When is more enough?

    Ep. 243 – When is more enough?

    A random experience having lunch at Jimmy John’s got me thinking about a deep problem: why aren’t we ever satisfied? In this episode, I unpack a provocative quote hanging at a local fast-food sandwich shop and share a deeper insight that may help you close the gap between more and enough.

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
68 Ratings

68 Ratings

RamSantoyo ,

Provocatively Useful

Joe, I simply wanted to publicly thank you for crafting this podcast series. Perhaps we can share ideas that were inspired from your Episode 155 in due time.

I’d be interesting in digging deeper into “What is Fear?” and how we as communicators and listeners in our modern world may be using that word too loosely...and confusing ourselves on why we should speak up (or not), when to do it, and how we might.

In any case, EXCELLENT series, phenomenal episode (#155), and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to others not yet following this podcast

Teebeem ,

Great advice on communicating for impact

Joe McCormack’s Just Saying podcast takes a page from his book Brief. He provides quick but rich pointers in how to communicate in a focused way to get the desired results. I learn every time I listen.

Becca Grim ,

Great Tool!

Joe’s podcast is a great tool to supplement his course material or listening to it without taking the course. His podcasts are 15 minutes or less and are easily digestible during commutes.

Definitely recommend!

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