How to Run a Great Virtual Meeting

Virtual meetings don’t have to be seen as a waste of time. In fact, they can be more valuable than traditional face-to-face meetings. Beyond the fact that they’re inexpensive ways to get people together – think: no travel costs and readily available technology – they’re also great opportunities to build engagement, trust and candor among teams.

Several years ago, my company’s Research Institute embarked on an … [ Read more ]

Keith Ferrazzi – Why Relationships Are Crucial to Success

In this interview, Keith Ferrazzi talks about the importance of making a people plan; how to learn to become more generous with those around you, and what to do when your generosity is met with skepticism.

Three Symptoms of a Vulnerable Team

Karen Sobel-Lojeski at Stony Brook University has studied more than 600 teams and developed a new concept — called “virtual distance” — that measures the perceived isolation of members in a team that relies on electronic communications. Three categories of different factors determine virtual distance.

Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time

The youngest partner in Deloitte Consulting’s history and founder of the consulting company Ferrazzi Greenlight, the author quickly aims in this useful volume to distinguish his networking techniques from generic handshakes and business cards tossed like confetti. At conferences, Ferrazzi practices what he calls the “deep bump” – a “fast and meaningful” slice of intimacy that reveals his uniqueness to interlocutors and quickly forges the … [ Read more ]