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7 Ways to Appear Unintelligent

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7 Ways to Appear Unintelligent

You want to make a good impression, right? Who doesn’t? Whether you are in a job interview or you are hanging out with friends, no one wants to look silly or unintelligent. I work primarily in higher education around people with PhD’s. I really have to pay attention to this. Here are seven things that make you sound unintelligent.

Essentialism – the Disciplined Pursuit of Less [book]

Essentialism – the Disciplined Pursuit of Less [book]

I first heard of Greg McKeown and his book Essentialism while listening to the Michael Hyatt podcast (Season 3, Episode 12, April 1, 2015) . As someone who commutes 50 miles one way, I have plenty of “car time” and listening to podcasts is usually what fills the time returning home each evening.

I don’t normally do “book reviews,” I prefer to recommend resources that I have found helpful. I like to layout the main concept, give you a general idea of what the book is about, share a quote or two, and let you decide if you want more.

Leadership, Communication, and the “Why”

Leadership, Communication, and the “Why”

Effective leaders filter communication through the “why.” The “why” of an organization is it’s purpose and vision.

When the communication of the organization isn’t driven by the leader and/or the “why,” it is by default communicating something…something less than desirable. Noise, dissent, silos, internal conflict, inconsistency, confusion, etc.

Ineffective leaders never clarify the “why,” or simply can’t stick to it. They become distracted by side issues or by trying to please too many disparate concerns. They may have tons of charisma but lack the discipline to either clarify or stick to the “why.”