I never underestimate the power of a good interview. It’s almost unreal how one solid interview can atone for a litany of onerous sources and unpleasant meetings. It only takes one to set me up for a good day or redeem a horrific day, and a really good one can affect my mood all week.
The very best ones answer the questions I didn’t even ask. That happened to me this week when I delved into a state insurance program for the first time. I was engaged by the state leader, who was not the mucky-muck politician I’d expected at all.
Does anyone have thoughts on how to set the perfect tone to get interviews like these?