The Circuit: Poolside Banter

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The Circuit
Leading Authorities' round up of thought leadership, trends, and personalities on the speaking circuit
When Your Kid REALLY Wants the Pool Noodle
Kids can be pushy and I know I don’t want to be raising a bulldozer. Take a few hints from former FBI lead hostage negotiator Chris Voss with these 10 Surprising Ways to Get Your Way in a Negotiation. Did you know that “yes” is a trap and that “No” carries power?  There is also a great tip on ending the yelling and shouting.  Okay, I probably learned more than my preschooler will, but maybe some of it will rub off.

A Splash of Water(gate)
In the last few weeks, cable news has thrown around the word “Watergate” no less than 700 times. Legendary WaPo reporter Bob Woodward weighs in on the Watergate comparisons, the obligations of the media, and fake news. He shares a great insight from his long-time friend Carl Bernstein, “Reporters think they control the story.  The story always controls the reporters.”

No... I Haven't Read Your Report Yet...
Ever feel like you are on information overload, and moving a mile a minute, but still the bottleneck to getting things done? Former Navy SEAL and leadership expert Chris Fussell recently chatted with Fast Company about how today’s data-saturated business environment is bogging down leaders and what to do about it. His insights on improving agility and adaptability are paired with real stories of groups he’s helped out of the information quagmire.

When your Facebook Post Solves Everything
In a brand new TED Talk, former Google, Facebook, and SpaceX exec Dex Hunter-Torricke illustrates the power of the internet for social change and tells some incredible tear-jerker stories and stats that you’ll definitely be liking and sharing. PLUS: an essay on why cat videos on YouTube are profound!

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