Category Archives: Faves

A Phil’s Faves About Love

You wouldn’t need to be in the audience for one of my presentation or workshops very long before you heard one of my favorite bits of entrepreneurial philosophy –

     Do what you love and love what you do. All the rest is just details. 

So, are you doing what you love? If not – why not? And how’s that working for you?

Over-communicating

Glad to see that readers are enjoying my ‘Faves’. Here’s one you might have heard in one of my workshops or presentations on communication best practices.

Err on the side of over-communicating important messages to increase your probability of success. Because once is never enough!

Phil Stella, 21st Century workplace communication consultant, executive presentation coach and award-winning writer.

A Bad Email

Here’s another Phil’s Fave you might have heard in a Workplace Writing presentation or workshop …

The only thing worse than a bad email is a great email that didn’t need to be an email. It should have been a text, phone call or brief face-to-face conversation.’                                                                        

And, you can quote me – just be sure to indicate who I am:

Phil Stella, 21st Century workplace communication consultant, executive coach and author.

A ‘Phil’s Fave’ on Meeting Management

The only thing worse than a bad workplace meeting is a great meeting that didn’t need to be a meeting. It should have been an email, text, phone call or face-to-face conversation.’ 

And, you can quote me –

Phil Stella, 21st Century workplace communication consultant, executive coach and author.

 

Phil’s Faves – Broncos

Looks like sharing often-heard concepts from my workshops and presentations is both useful and interesting for many of you, like this Phil’s Fave audience comment.

Thanks so much for being a bunch of bucking broncos today. It takes a lot of work and effort to keep pulling in the reins on bucking broncos, but it’s way more satifying than constantly trying to breathe life into dead donkeys!’

(Use this one if you like it, as long a you indicate the source.)

Phil Stella, 21st century entrepreneur, workplace communication resource & executive coach

My ‘3 Es’

Participants in one of my workshops or presentations on workplace communication would hear my ‘3Es’ often – be effective, be efficient and be engaging:

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Everything is a Process

Last week, I facilitated a GS 10K Small Businesses module on ‘Strategic Growth Through Operations’. So, 22 previous cohorts and over 650 business owners have heard me say … and might even remember – Read More »

Perception Is Reality

If you ever participated in one of my ‘Make Listening Work’ presentations or workshops, you probably heard me having fun with one of my favorite tongue twisters: Read More »

Phil’s Fave on Great Ideas

 Here’s something you would have heard me say often in one of the 23 cohorts of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programs I’ve helped facilitate over the last eight years:

How do you tell the difference between a good idea for a new product or service and a great innovative idea? Answer these five questions to find out:

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Phil’s Faves – Old Sicilian Proverb

Here’s another useful and interesting key concept you might have heard in one of my training or coaching sessions. Add it to the ‘Best of Phil’.

‘Any fool can learn from his or her own mistakes. A smart person learns from the mistakes of others. But, a wise guy learns from the successes of others.’

Phil Stella, 21st century entrepreneur, communication consultant & executive coach