Paul Petrone

Posts by Paul Petrone

  • embarrassing thing that helps me focus

    The (Slightly Embarrassing) Tactic That Helps Me Focus

    August 26, 2019

    Maybe you can relate to this. Often, it feels like I have a hundred little things on my mind. I need to write this email, write this post, get something at the store, make reservations for the weekend, mail in that bill, etc. What happens, if I’m not careful, is that all these little things prevent me from doing the big thing I should be doing. The most obvious...

  • A repeatable formula for communicating assertively.

    How to Communicate Assertively: Use This Repeatable Formula

    July 29, 2019

    Tatiana Kolovou – who has spent her career researching business communication – believes the absolute best way to communicate at work is to do so assertively. Why? “Assertive communication is the midway mark between aggressive and passive communication,” Kolovou said. “In my communications seminars I use the metaphor of passive communication being a doormat and...

  • Asking these seven questions will help you build a better relationship with your boss.

    7 Questions That Ambitious Employees Should Ask Their Boss

    July 29, 2019

    One of the most important and influential relationships you have at work is with your manager. Along with being an example you can learn from (for better or worse), your manager has great influence over your salary, your responsibilities and your ability to get a promotion. Hence, it obviously behooves you to form a strong relationship with him or her. And the...

  • See the new courses added to LinkedIn Learning this week.

    The 21 New Skills You Can Now Learn on LinkedIn Learning

    July 29, 2019

    Each week presents a new opportunity for you and your team to learn the skills necessary to take on the next big challenge. And, at...

  • See this brain hack that'll help you better deal with change.

    How to Deal with Change Better: This Simple Brain Hack

    July 22, 2019

    One thing is sure in today’s workplace – change is accelerating. With AI transforming industries, organizations are restructuring and...

  • Why ASAP is the worst abbreviation in business.

    The Worst Abbreviation in Business (And What to Say Instead)

    July 22, 2019

    There’s one word that drives Dave Crenshaw crazy. Well, technically it’s not even a word, but an abbreviation for four – ASAP. Why?...