February 2016

Interact Awarded 2015 Platinum MarCom Award for YAS Workbook

We are proud to announce that Interact has been awarded a 2015 Platinum MarCom Award for the “Your Authentic Style” workbook. Your Authentic Speaking Style™ is the centerpiece course at Interact Studio.  Participants tell us that they hesitate to write in the workbook because the graphics are so attractive. While we take credit for the content, this MarCom award wouldn’t […] Read more

Guidelines for Leaders who Shrink from Straight Talk

I have been shaped in part by uncomfortable moments of feedback, haven’t you?  I’ve had some help overcoming obstacles like procrastinating over the things I don’t enjoy and always being five minutes late because of straight talk from mentors along the way. Last week we talked about the reluctance of leaders to offer employees helpful, authentic feedback, despite […] Read more

Why Leaders Struggle to Give Employees Helpful Feedback

Here’s a puzzling paradox. Leaders are uncomfortable giving their employees feedback in the workplace. Yet people thrive with constructive feedback; positive or negative. At Interact Studio, we’ve watched top executives, emerging leaders, supervisors and front-line managers light up with coaching and feedback. They take notes with enthusiasm.  They double check for our meaning. They are hungry […] Read more