Author Archives: Sean Conyngham

Smoke Signals: Are you reading them correctly?

Smoke Signals:Are you reading them correctly? What do ancient Chinese soldiers, American Indians, the Cardinals in Rome, and our clients all have in common? They all send smoke signals. Ok, our clients may not actually send smoke signals, but they … Continue reading »

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Four Lincoln Business Principles For the 21st Century Executive

Lincoln is hot. Spurred by Steven Spielberg’s epic film that has grossed $244 million worldwide, led the Oscar pack with 12 nominations and earned Daniel Day Lewis the award for Best Actor, there is a renewed appreciation for the President … Continue reading »

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The good ones stay ready!

If Alex Smith, starting quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers at the start of the season, looked in his crystal ball and saw that his team would be in the Super Bowl, he would have started visualizing the touchdown passes … Continue reading »

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Your New Promotion: What Do We Do Now?

5 Ways to Act the Part I was recently asked by a client to facilitate a session for newly promoted VPs at a large bank.  Gone are the days when merely serving your time earned a promotion.  In today’s market, … Continue reading »

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Two ways of Reaching your Top Potential: Focus and Meaning

You are on a tightrope. Your life is stretched out in front of you on a thin strand of wire. What do you think about? Speaking for myself, I might be thinking something like, “whose idea WAS this,” or “where’s … Continue reading »

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BlackBerry Blues—

How to get your audience to put down their BlackBerry & iPhones and listen to you What do you do when you stand up to begin a presentation or a meeting and everyone pulls out their phones to answer email, send … Continue reading »

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5 Reasons Why Jeremy Lin is a Superstar

5 Reasons Why Jeremy Lin is a Superstar— And How to Follow his Playbook Jeremy Lin’s meteoric rise may seem sudden, but the seeds of Linsanity were sown over an intense 18 months of training, introspection and persistence. He may … Continue reading »

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Wait! Stop Going to the Movies

How to Visualize A Successful Sales Pitch Stop going to the movies. Not what you’d expect to hear during Academy Award season. But no, not those movies. I mean the movies that we play and replay in our heads, especially when … Continue reading »

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The New Year Kick-Off

The New Year Kick-Off The new year is a time for optimism about the future. It’s also a rare opportunity to start fresh. Whether 2011 was a year of feast or famine, we all begin 2012 with a clean slate.  … Continue reading »

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Who’s Who in Your Client Relationships

Unless your client is a one-person operation, there are probably many levels of people you deal with. Knowing how decisions are made, who makes them, and what the relationships are among colleagues is critical to your ability to cultivate a … Continue reading »

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