Author Archives: Rae Ringel

Listen Up: The Easiest Way to Change Everything

We’ve heard a lot about listening during this presidential campaign season. Candidates like Hillary Clinton, Marco Rubio, John Kasich and Ted Cruz went on official “listening tours,” while others held intimate “town hall” meetings between rowdy campaign rallies. The candidates … Continue reading

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The Power of Pause

We’re in it now. The fast and furious push before summer. Five day work weeks. Projects in full swing. Spring cleaning at home. The kids in final exams. We are buckled down, on our to-do lists, getting things done, going … Continue reading

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Your Facilitation Playbook

Predictions suggest 115 million viewers will tune in for this month’s Super Bowl, the annual championship game of the National Football League. But even when the stands are empty, championships are made at battering practices punctuated by sweat-soaked pads and … Continue reading

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What if Peyton Manning Ran Your Next Meeting?

We don’t hold meetings on a football field, but great quarterbacks do. Five-time league MVP Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos can teach us a lot about facilitation. He dedicates extraordinary preparation to his sport, but will shift his team … Continue reading

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Give. Better. Feedback.

  Want to be a better boss, teacher, or overall human being? Learn how to give constructive feedback. Getting this skill right can be the difference between success and failure in your business and personal relationships.
If it were easy, there … Continue reading

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The Power of Narrative: A Fresh Perspective on Driving Results

Storytelling is the oldest form of entertainment. Good stories tap in to our deep-seated need to make sense of the world. In today’s information age — with its relentless focus on data and ROI — it’s easy to lose sight … Continue reading

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The Real Winners of the Oscars (and what it tells us about innovation)

GUEST POST written by Lisa Kay Solomon an amazing innovation strategist and frequent partner with The Ringel Group. No doubt you have completed at least one Oscar ballot in anticipation of this Sunday’s 2015 Oscar telecast, the grand dame of … Continue reading

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Hidden Requests: A Fresh Perspective on Complaints

From griping coworkers to whining children, it seems like everybody has something to moan about. What is behind all of these complaints? How do we transform this negative energy into something productive? These questions come up frequently with my clients. … Continue reading

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The Gift of Asking – A Fresh Perspective on Fundraising

For many of us, the prospect of asking for money of a donor conjures painful fears of rejection and disparagement. We think little of ignoring the dinnertime phone solicitation but dread being the one to make the ask. Recognizing this … Continue reading

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Pull Yourself Back from the Brink of Your Caffeine-Driven, Smart Phone-Addicted Life

GUEST POST written by my friend, colleague and an amazing executive coach, Scott Eblin,  President of The Eblin Group.  On a summer Sunday night four years ago, I found myself standing in front of a roomful of about 80 corporate … Continue reading

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