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The gift of Zoom (yes, really)

Social distancing has not meant a slowdown in activity for me. My calendar is as full as it has ever been, mainly with Zoom meetings. Today I was on the platform from 9am to 4pm with one half hour break for lunch, and back on for happy hour from 5-6:45. People love to publicly hate Zoom, but I’ll cop to finding great …

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Hiking through the coronavirus world

Twenty years ago, I hiked the Inca Trail in the Peruvian Andes.  In one memorable segment, our group passed through four micro-climates.  As we set camp that night, we marveled at the richness of experiencing four completely different ecologies in a single day. I’ve never forgotten it.  

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Crushing it : Victoria Rothberg

Introducing “Crushing It” – a series of conversations with leaders that Platinum Rule Advisors admires for their ability to treat people the way they need to be treated.  We hope you find these stories as inspiring as we do! Our inaugural “Crushing It” features Victoria Rothberg, co-owner of Nashville restaurant answer.  A graduate of NYU Stern Business School, Victoria earned …

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Coaching v. consulting

What is the difference between mentoring, advising, coaching and consulting? We are in a zeitgeist where people and companies leverage outside help extensively. Mentors, coaches, consultants, advisors … these terms are frequently used and often confused. For many professionals, the differences are murky. How do I know which I need?  

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The power of PI – blueprints for people

People don’t come with blueprints. We learn this truth as children, navigating conflict with siblings, on the playground, in the classroom. Most of us have unwittingly hurt someone else’s feelings with a comment that landed wrong, or been surprised that an action we perceive as helpful is received as destructive. When we reach adulthood and start professional lives, these differences …

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Golden v. platinum rule

Few people enter adulthood without learning the “Golden Rule” – treat others the way you want to be treated. This advice provides a solid foundation for interacting in basic ways, asking us to refrain from behaviors that are universally unpleasant or harmful. Be kind. Don’t hit. Share nicely. Don’t cheat. Be polite. In its simplicity, it’s a useful blueprint for life.

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New year, new business

I am Leonora Zilkha Williamson, and I am thrilled to announce the official launch of Platinum Rule Advisors. The Platinum Rule means treating people as they need to be treated, and I founded the company to bring out the best in people and teams. We fulfill this promise in three ways: Delivery of the Predictive Index® suite of human capital analytics Facilitation …