Catalyst Conversations Move You Forward with FREE worksheet

October 1, 2018

If you prefer to listen click below.   Want to change something in your life? What conversation can start that process? Think of it as a catalyst conversation. Everything you want comes to you through people. That means you need to communicate well with the right people, whether you know them or not. You may […]


Communication Skills Solve 3 Annoying “People” Problems

September 24, 2018

If you prefer you can listen to this post: Communication problems often masquerade as people problems. It’s all too easy to hide behind the problems of “difficult” people, rather than courageously improving your own communication skills. Communication skills can’t solve EVERYTHING, but they are as necessary to success in life as speed is to a racer. Soft […]


The One Thing You Can Do to Help Your Team Manage Stress … Without Xanax

September 17, 2018

  Thankfully, Mt. Pleasant, SC remains pleasant despite a week of dire warnings about Hurricane Florence. At first, Mixonian paid careful attention and mentally made prudent plans for all  “what  if” scenarios. We battened down the hatches,  packed up the dogs and evacuated to higher ground in Georgia. But once we had recovered from the […]


Don’t Let Data to Seduce You! Tell a Compelling Story

September 10, 2018

Here’s the audio version: Russian novelists are among the finest in the world. That’s why literature professors and self-styled intellectuals enjoy assigning them for papers or quoting from Tolstoy, Solzhenitsyn or Dostoevsky. Because their novels are nearly always 957+ pages long, most American students rely on the Cliff Notes version (I’m sure you NEVER did that!) Sadly, […]


Make The World a Better Place with Introductions

August 27, 2018

To listen to this message click below. Friends make life better. Even your professional life. Old friends. New ones. Connected friends. Thinker friends. Stylin’ friends. Talker friends. Pay it forward by making fresh introductions for them. Thank you, my friends! The growth of Mixonian Institute over the past 9.5 years is 100% thanks to my […]