Monthly Archives: March 2016

What’s the best question to ask a nervous new Toastmaster?

The right question makes the situation better Starla Fitch, MD posted a story in Physician this January: a critical piece of equipment failed in the middle of a demanding optical surgery. The pressure was intense, the crew frozen; and she … Continue reading

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Problem solving leadership

All problems are the same — to leaders Karl Popper, an influential 20th century philosopher of science, stated, “All life is problem solving.” Problem solving is what leaders do. They cannot be effective if they view a problem as a distraction; instead, … Continue reading

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To Do – and Not to Do

What should we do before we speak? Jacquelyn Smith advised in 2014 that speakers should plan to visit the rest room shortly before they present. That can be helpful in not-so-obvious ways. The restroom is where some of us apply … Continue reading

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