Can anybody tell me the podcast that had the circle with four quadrants that were dealing with rating your relationship and expertise? Then had suggestions for enhancing your effectiveness based on your strengths and weaknesses relative to that?



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...and nobody seemed to get it.  I think it's because it felt out of reach to many.

Too bad.  It's a big hammer in a nail world.

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It is one of my faves too. Mark, I am interested that you say it felt out of reach to many?That is surprising because there are so few variables in this matrix. I would think that this would require little in the way of self-awareness? I have 2 new supervisors and I am using this and the "jump start" podcast a lot to help them know how to focus their energies FIRST in dealing with their directs. The basics podcasts too.

Thanks to both of you for steering me right. I listened to part one this am and that is the right series.


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...or how not to. In same fashion of "How to Fire Someone (Well Almost)" as an attention getting title, the "How To Be Persuasive...." cast is not about rhetorical models for communication.

The cast (more broadly) is about the interplay of role power, expertise, and relationships--in a word: influence.

Other possible titles: 'How to Wield Power in Meetings" (or not to.)

This is such an important topic that, perhaps, it is worthy of a reprise.



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When I listened to it the first time it struck me almost as a twin to the "everyday conversations" cast. I think that there should be a series of podcasts on effective behaviors in communication. This one strikes me as less about presentations in my world, which deal most often with people I do not know that want me to share expertise in a single session (the presentations casts did that beautifully), and more with communicating with my DRs about things that matter to me and I want to matter to them.

I don't know them all by heart of course, but this one, the 'everyday' cast, the feel, felt, found, etc. have struck a similar chord. It's about setting aside how you WANT to frame something in your "natural state" and reaching out in a different way to make sense to the listener.


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