How to Become More Conversationally Intelligent, with Bob Pointer

Retired police detective and human behavior specialist Bob Pointer breaks down the rules of effective communication and explains how leaders can apply them in their conversations. We also talk about the role of power in creating an effective conversational climate, how human relationships are built and why trust is the center of everything.

Creating a Safe Space for Young Professionals to Thrive, with Julia Hart

One of the biggest challenges for modern-day leaders is to find and engage top talent. On this episode, executive coach and communication professional Julia Hart reflects on how leaders can neutralize their power and create a safe space for their youngest employees to speak up and give their best.

How to Close the Power Gap in Meetings, with Marcel van de Hoef

Recently, workshop facilitator Myriam Hadnes invited me onto her podcast ‘Workshops Work’. We talked about how I became interested in power, how power differences impede our conversations and what leaders can do to close the gap. I’m pleased to share this conversation on Meeting Strategist to kick off my new series about power.

Ted Seides on Interviewing Investors, His Bet with Buffett and How His Podcast Made Him a Better Listener

Ted Seides on Interviewing Investors, His Bet with Buffett and How His Podcast Made Him a Better Listener

Investor Ted Seides talks about the communication side of his famous wager with Warren Buffett. You’ll also learn why meetings are crucial in manager selection, what to look for when assessing culture and how Ted prepares for podcast interviews.

The Preparation Paradox: High-Stakes Meetings with David Rudolf from ‘The Staircase’

The Preparation Paradox: High-Stakes Meetings with David Rudolf from ‘The Staircase’

Attorney David Rudolf from the Netflix docuseries ‘The Staircase’ talks about the strategies he uses during cross examination, why transparency is key in bad news conversations and how he's able to perform at his peak when the stakes couldn't be higher.

The Power to Walk Away: Influence in Sales Meetings with Will Marshall – Ep. 05

The Power to Walk Away: Influence in Sales Meetings with Will Marshall – Ep. 05

Will Marshall shares anecdotes and lessons learned from his long career as a sales rep and manager at corporations including Xerox. We also talk about the power of questions and the mindset sales people need to deal with rejection and sell with confidence.

Football, Hot Tea and Trust: Meeting Without Agenda with Maarten Oldenhof – Ep. 03

Football, Hot Tea and Trust: Meeting Without Agenda with Maarten Oldenhof – Ep. 03

Six months ago, former Ajax-CEO Maarten Oldenhof started inviting all his contacts for coffee. In our conversation, we explore how these meetings relate to his previous life as a CEO, his management style and the culture he tried to create as a leader.