Human Relationships

SOCIAL MASTERY (Part IV): A Warlord Story

Greetings Everyday Spy, Welcome to the final installment of our Social Mastery series! Feel free to revisit Part I, Part II, or Part III anytime. Today we bring together everything you’ve learned so far and master building rapport. Like you, I’ve had my share of horrible bosses during my career. Bad leadership comes in all […]

SOCIAL MASTERY (Part III): Following Traffic Lights

Greetings Everyday Spy, Welcome to the next level of Social Mastery training! If you want to review our previous lessons, here are links to Part I and Part II of training. My first job after leaving CIA was in Fortune 500 IT project management. I was hired into an Ohio-based team that analyzed operational business […]

SOCIAL MASTERY (Part II): Windows and Doors

Greetings Everyday Spy, Welcome to the second day of training on Social Mastery! If you missed my first Social Mastery training letter, you can find it here! I was really impressed by the questions I received after our first training letter. It reminded me of the questions I had after my first day of training […]

SOCIAL MASTERY (Part I): The Power of Rapport

Greetings Everyday Spy, I love meeting new people. I am interested in diverse backgrounds, enjoy cultural differences, and welcome opposing opinions. I believe that people are the most interesting part of our world. I know that not everyone enjoys people as much as I do. But whether we like it or not, we are surrounded […]

Reflecting on this Memorial Day

On this Memorial Day I ask you to join me in remembering that it was everyday people who gave up life's simple freedoms - even the freedom of life itself - so that you and I can live, laugh, and learn from them.