by Dan Bigman

In a world of oversharing, over-emailing and overtalking, quiet is more than just golden. It’s one of the most powerful leadership skills you can develop. But it can take some work.
Dan Lyons has a problem a lot of us have. He talks too much.

He knows it. He’s blown jobs and relationships, and annoyed a lot of people in his time because of his mouth. He’s also made a good living off of it, working as a journalist (ForbesNewsweek) and a comedy writer (for HBO’s Silicon Valley) but when it came to other parts of his life, it was, as he says now, “a challenge” (full disclosure—we worked together for years, and I found him more brilliant and hilarious than annoying, but that’s me).