All posts by Cynthia Alkon

On Jimmy Fallon and Finding Common Ground

Forbes recently published an interesting little piece here on why Jimmy Fallon is so liked and successful. Much of the “Jimmy Fallon technique” is basic rapport building while emphasizing the importance of listening. The conclusion of the article is that there are “three lessons to take from Jimmy Fallon: Find common ground with the person you’re … Continue reading On Jimmy Fallon and Finding Common Ground

“Tell her Capt. Johnson is sorry and he apologizes.”

Five days ago, an unarmed eighteen year old, Michael Brown, was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.  As is all too commonly the situation, Mr. Brown was African American and the police officer who did the shooting (as with most of the police in Ferguson) was white.  An investigation is on-going, but the … Continue reading “Tell her Capt. Johnson is sorry and he apologizes.”