Best Work Yet | Susan Gregory

Powerful questions for your next meeting

When helping clients lead better meetings, I’m sometimes asked “What are some good questions to ask in meetings?” Of course, it depends on the purpose of the meeting and what you want to learn. But, here are a few questions I use often and the thinking behind each question. These questions are simple, but there’s […]

What I hate about email (and how to fix it)

1.It’s passive. A lot of people start their day in their email inboxes. That approach won’t help you achieve your key goals because you’re being reactive, not proactive. The messages you receive are often requests or information from other people based on their agenda, not yours. The fix: Do something important first. Have a short list (1-3) […]

How to write emails that get responses

Last month, Boomerang by Gmail published research that provides the real numbers behind the types of emails that get responses.   If you want a response, write an email with: Between 50 and 125 words Emails of only 10 words receive a 36% response rate, whereas emails of 100 words get 51%, on average. One to […]