Add Value To Amplify Your Visibility

August 19, 2019

“You will get all you want in life, if you help enough other people to get what they want.” Zig Ziglar The math is simple: #1.   Merely doing the work = getting more work to do while others get (or take) the credit. #2.   Getting recognition = getting promoted/hired away. Getting recognition doesn’t […]


How To Disagree at Work without Making Too Many Enemies in the Process

August 9, 2019

It’s kind of weird following up a webinar on likability (SLIDES are here) with insight on how to say “no” at work. But even likable leaders have to say “no” and say it often.  Disagreeing with a decision, or direction (especially when coming from above), carries risk. If not done properly, your well-thought out arguments […]


3 Tips to Be a More Likable Leader

August 1, 2019

Leadership is clearly a useful career skill. It comes easier to some people than to others. Likability is also a useful career skill that is also easier for some people. Playing golf is another useful career skill…. oops I don’t know anything about golf. Leaders are thought to be decisive (and authoritarian) or likable (and […]


It’s National Talk in an Elevator Day!

July 26, 2019

Have a cheery conversation to celebrate. Make a new friend. Ask a different question. Happy National Talk in an Elevator Day is a communication holiday designed to encourage people to talk to each others, instead of getting lost in their devices. If you feel awkward meeting new people, contact Mixonian Institute and we can coach […]


Believe It or Not, Communication Can’t Fix Everything

July 17, 2019

Skill in communication cannot fix slow internet. Or a two-day delivery that takes three days. Or the lack of vegan options in your favorite pizzeria. Nevertheless, communication skill makes the difference between landing the job or not; getting the promotion, or not; making your business viable, or not. 10 Ways Communication Acts as Your Secret […]