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#30: The Art of Asking for an Exception

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About the Episode

Have you ever asked for something outside of the norm and didn’t receive the answer you expected? Perhaps, you didn’t master the art of asking for an exception! In this episode of Self Smarter, Dan’l and Megan share a self-smarter way to ask for an exception as well as tools to equip leaders to be prepared for the asks. You’ll hear how this simple but powerful advice can positively impact your relationships at home and in the workplace. And, don’t call it a comeback, stay tuned to hear about Kate Bush’s return to the spotlight in today’s music moment.

Show Notes

The Art of Asking for an Exception

  1. Know your audience… like really know them
  2. State the facts and the stakes
  3. Offer a thoughtful solution and deliver

Dan'l and Megan

About the Hosts

We’re Dan’l Mackey Almy and Megan Zweig, the hosts of the Self Smarter podcast. We’re wives, mothers, and friends and have spent the majority of our careers leading a full-service marketing agency that serves the fresh food, floral, and better-for-you foods industry. Our chats usually involve the latest marketing insights, leadership lessons, and self-awareness tools. These chats always include lots of laughter, the occasional tear and are mostly discussed over a cocktail… or three. We’re passionate about sharing what we’ve learned, the highs and the lows, to help other leaders in the journey of becoming self smarter.

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