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343: How to Talk to People Who Have Power, with Jordan Harbinger

By Dave Stachowiak

Jordan Harbinger: The Jordan Harbinger Show Jordan Harbinger is the critically acclaimed host of The Jordan Harbinger Show. He interviews legendary musicians to intelligence operatives, iconoclastic writers to visionary change-makers. Then he deconstructs the playbooks of the most successful people and challenges his audience to use those insights in their own lives. Key Points Leaders must be advocates for their team. Charming a superior is typically only good for short-term gains, whereas advocating for your team will lay a foundation for future success. Research people you’re nervous about meeting, and the more you learn, the more you’ll begin to see they’re just normal people. If you’re running a meeting, people want you to set the agenda and control the flow. When there is a power distance, do whatever you can to make the distance feel smaller. Research the person you’re going to meet with and find something you have in common. This is a way to reach out to them and make you stand out. Resources Mentioned The Jordan Harbinger Show Related Episodes How to Listen When Someone Is Venting, with Mark Goulston (episode 91) Eight Ways To Use Power For Good (episode 154) Use Power for Good and Not Evil, with Dacher Keltner (episode 254) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.

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