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Put Your Pants on Last (and other small tweaks to make working at home work for you)

A few quick and dirty tricks to showing up at your best online Recently, I have been receiving emails about working from home, mostly from people who have been working from home for a while. I am included in this lot. What I have not gotten from these emails are some...

Short but Sweet Clean Language Interviewing Update with James Lawley – Dec 2019

This is a 12.5 minute annotated transcript of my conversation with James Lawley - 16 December 2019 Sharon 0:01 Hi, this is Sharon Small. I'm with James Lawley and we’d like to talk a minute about what's been happening in Clean Language Interviewing over this past...

Interview with Simon Coles

Simon Coles is the founder of AmphoraResearch.com. He is the real deal and has put great time and effort in bringing Clean Language questions and principles to his business. Listen and find out more about how he has used Clean in sales and team development.

Clean Language Meets the 5 Second Rule

Clean Language Meets the 5 Second Rule

I’ve been cleaning out my shed. 

It’s at the very back of our property and holds books, treasures, and lots of junk. You know how it goes…ten years in the same place. For me small, and not so small, things accumulate and I do the ole “I’ll get around to it…one day” routine.

Here it was – a beautiful day for working outside and I was procrastinating.

On Clean Interviewing with James Lawley

On Clean Interviewing with James Lawley

James Lawley and I talk about what Clean Interviewing is, where is comes from, where and how it is being used, and the benefits of using this innovative interview model that minimizes unintended interviewer bias.

Clean interviewing is for managers, coaches, analysts, educators, researchers, graduate students, auditors, small business owners … Anyone in a situation where gathering authentic and trustworthy information is important.

Clean Language is like… Origami

Clean Language is like… Origami

Metaphor is to the human mind what folding is to science.

Origami is the Japanese art of paper folding. It originated in China in the 2nd century and moved to Japan in the 6th century. Paper was very expensive, so it was originally an art form for the rich: even the smallest scraps were saved to be used in folding.