My first “real” job at Nathan’s Famous in Rego Park, Queens, New York taught me great life lessons that I still use today.
“Would you like people to look forward to having a conversation with you? Here are some key things we can learn about the art of engagement from an ice cream truck driver!”
In my book The Learned It in Queens Communications Playbook – Winning Against Digital Distraction, I write that developing strong listening skills helps build trust and strong teams. Well, I saw that skill set in action this weekend. I attended dragon boat races at the Dragon Boat Festival in Flushing Meadow Park in Queens, New York.
Lay the foundation for a solid connection. If you are interested in connecting with another person authentically, use one of
Many years ago, I had a very unpleasant interview experience. My interviewer (AKA, the big key decision maker) hurried me
Rediscovering “Being In-Person” by relearning our human connections is now in process.
If you’ve been working from home, going back to the office has probably been on your mind. And if you’ve
We know that everyone sees things differently, and no one views the world the same way. Many people have a
https://jryanpartners.com/about/A conversation with Jerome Deroy, CEO Narativ and Julienne B. Ryan The revolving door in our workplaces looked more like
It is possible to smile your way through a change management process. Sometimes all it takes is some patience, creativity,
Online technology can help us target online abuse, harassment and extremism
May is Asian Pacific Heritage Month which makes it the ideal time to share that Queens, New York has the
65,000 people came together virtually to sing for the Wellerman Project. This is a wonderful, uplifting example of community engagement
On the LifeBlood ENGAGE podcast with George Grombacher, we talked about the challenge of making tech a net positive in your life vs a negative, how to show up, listen and be present for others, and the role storytelling can play in improving our communication.
I have often said that managing change can be a lot like traveling across Queens, New York In the following ways
“Be the goldfish!” This is just one of the thought, provoking comments that Joanna Martinez, author of “A Guide to
What’s My Learned It In Queens Lessons? 1. First, find a smart, creative person who engages in deep listening when you need to solve a problem
2. Listen to their suggestions and give their ideas a chance to percolate. In other words, trust that they know what they are doing.
3. Don’t pick up the phone or fire off an email saying “Whatareyakiddingme?”when you think you’ve been “misheard.”
4. Instead, give yourself and your resource the gift of the pause.
5. Chances are you’ve gotten some great advice, but your brain needs time to process the information.
6. Then say the words that any creative consultant loves to hear “ Thank you” and “You were right and so on point.”
St. Patrick’s Day and the Power of “Mixing Things Up!”
Come join me in celebrating Intenational Women’s Day!
Does Your “Inner Working Child” Need A Laugh Break? Use laughter to relieve your “work from home stresses.
Laughter is a stress reliever when you’re working from home
“When you run after your thoughts, you are like a dog chasing a stick: every time a stick is thrown, you run after it. Instead, be like a lion who, rather than chasing after the stick, turns to face the thrower. One only throws a stick at a lion once.”
“African – American Musicians from Queens, New York – Their musical legacy has been striking chords for generations.”
In honor of Black History Month, I decided to follow my book’s guidance about ” be curious and take time
The dance craze “Jeruselema” teaches us a great lesson about human connection.
Most of us get frustrated and sometimes angry when we don’t hear back from someone. When we finally do get a response, many times we don’t like or understand it!
Last week, I read HBR’s article “Good Leadership Is About Asking Good Questions” and thought “Look at that, John Hagel
Last year we all became Zoom aficionados as COVID-19 life propelled us to seek virtual options to connect with each other. We figured out how to adjust lighting, volume, camera placement, and stage backgrounds. We even discovered that Zoom had created a “touch up appearance” option which, depending on the setting could enable us to smooth out a few edges or give the appearance that we were wrapped in a gauzy mist.
I started to realize that Queens had not only given me my unique speaking voice, but it had also influenced
my interpersonal style.
Raphael Harry is on a mission to celebrate and share African immigrant stories. He believes that listening to other’s backstories