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  • Six Ways to Help Employees Voice Their Concerns

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    ipeccoaching
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:44 pm
    Most companies tout an open door policy, meant to encourage employees to voice their concerns and feedback in the workplace. Even so, employees are often afraid of being candid due to the fear of repercussions. Companies usually benefit from listening to their employees, especially if they are on the front line and have direct interaction with customers. When employees choose to keep their feelings to themselves, or communicate their thoughts only to their peers, companies can miss out on learning about new ways to serve customers or make operational improvements. Leadership can encourage…
  • Do You Know Your Strengths?

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    Patsi Krakoff
    8 May 2015 | 4:21 pm
    Most of us have a poor sense of our talents and strengths, yet are acutely aware of our weaknesses and flaws. Throughout the education system and subsequent careers, there’s often been much more attention paid to how to improve and fix our shortcomings rather than enhance our strengths. “Most Americans do not know what their strengths are. When you ask them, they look at you with a blank stare, or they respond in terms of subject knowledge, which is the wrong answer.” —Peter Drucker, management expert Parents, teachers, and managers are well versed in spotting deficits. In…
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    30 Apr 2015 | 7:11 pm
    All PressHarbor weblogs have been upgraded to WordPress 4.2.1, which was released April 27, 2015. For more information about WordPress 4.2, please see the original WordPress 4.2 release announcement. For a visual tour of the new features in this release, please watch the following video: We hope you enjoy blogging with this latest upgrade to WordPress. If you experience any issues that you suspect are related to this upgrade, please submit a support ticket. Thank you for your continued support of our PressHarbor service!
  • Missed Sales Goals? You Have Choices to Make

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    AllBusiness Editors
    22 May 2015 | 7:20 pm
    You have a few choices if any members of your sales team aren’t making their sales goals. You could fire people, or you could make changes that will help them sell. I vote for making changes. Here’s how. The post Missed Sales Goals? You Have Choices to Make appeared first on AllBusiness.com.
  • Bad News For Advisers: The Regulators aren't finished with you yet!

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    Tony Vidler
    26 Apr 2015 | 3:00 pm
    by Tony Vidler The storm is quietly building…..In the UK, the USA, Australia…and now New Zealand. On the off-chance that some financial advisers have been thinking they have finished going through all of their regulatory reform, allow me to be the bearer of bad tidings.  There is way more to come. The Regulators aren’t finished with you yet. I have watched development overseas with great interest, especially as it has seemed reasonably obvious for some years that regulators of financial services around the world talk to each other and share their thinking with a view to…
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  • WordPress 4.2.1 Upgrade Complete

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    30 Apr 2015 | 7:11 pm
    All PressHarbor weblogs have been upgraded to WordPress 4.2.1, which was released April 27, 2015. For more information about WordPress 4.2, please see the original WordPress 4.2 release announcement. For a visual tour of the new features in this release, please watch the following video: We hope you enjoy blogging with this latest upgrade to WordPress. If you experience any issues that you suspect are related to this upgrade, please submit a support ticket. Thank you for your continued support of our PressHarbor service!
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    31 Dec 2014 | 7:43 pm
    All PressHarbor weblogs have been upgraded to WordPress 4.1, which was released December 18, 2014. For more information about this new version of WordPress, please see the original WordPress 4.1 release announcement. We hope you enjoy blogging with this latest upgrade to WordPress. If you experience any issues that you suspect are related to this upgrade, please submit a support ticket. Thank you for your continued support of our PressHarbor service!
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    All PressHarbor weblogs have been upgraded to WordPress 3.8, which was released December 12, 2013. For more information about this update to WordPress, please see the original WordPress 3.8 release announcement. For a visual tour of the new features in WordPress 3.8, please watch the following video: We hope you enjoy blogging with this latest upgrade to WordPress. If you experience any issues that you suspect are related to this upgrade, please submit a support ticket. Thank you for your continued support of our PressHarbor service!
 
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    AllBusiness.com » Sales

  • Missed Sales Goals? You Have Choices to Make

    AllBusiness Editors
    22 May 2015 | 7:20 pm
    You have a few choices if any members of your sales team aren’t making their sales goals. You could fire people, or you could make changes that will help them sell. I vote for making changes. Here’s how. The post Missed Sales Goals? You Have Choices to Make appeared first on AllBusiness.com.
  • Why Agility Is the Key to Method’s Sales Success

    AllBusiness Editors
    21 May 2015 | 9:05 am
    In 2010, when Method Founder and CEO Paul Jackson set out to build a sales team for his software business, he made a costly assumption based on a widely held notion of sales. Turning his software solution into a top-rated app would require Paul to turn that assumption on its head. The post Why Agility Is the Key to Method’s Sales Success appeared first on AllBusiness.com.
  • 3 Steps to Building a Successful Sales Team

    AllBusiness Editors
    18 May 2015 | 5:31 am
    If you no longer have the bandwidth to keep up with all your sales leads, that’s certainly a good problem to have. Follow these three tips to assemble a successful sales team for your growing business. The post 3 Steps to Building a Successful Sales Team appeared first on AllBusiness.com.
  • 3 Predictors of Sales Success: Get a Sales Physical

    AllBusiness Editors
    11 May 2015 | 8:43 am
    Here’s how to give yourself a sales physical to gauge your sales fitness and to predict your sales success. The post 3 Predictors of Sales Success: Get a Sales Physical appeared first on AllBusiness.com.
  • How an Engineer Scaled HubSpot’s World-Class Sales Team

    AllBusiness Editors
    7 May 2015 | 8:49 am
    When a cofounder of HubSpot asked Mark Roberge to build the sales team at their startup, Mark said yes. Problem was, he had no experience running a sales team. But there was something in his background that he thought he could draw on to build and scale a world-class sales team. The post How an Engineer Scaled HubSpot’s World-Class Sales Team appeared first on AllBusiness.com.
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  • Bad News For Advisers: The Regulators aren't finished with you yet!

    Tony Vidler
    26 Apr 2015 | 3:00 pm
    by Tony Vidler The storm is quietly building…..In the UK, the USA, Australia…and now New Zealand. On the off-chance that some financial advisers have been thinking they have finished going through all of their regulatory reform, allow me to be the bearer of bad tidings.  There is way more to come. The Regulators aren’t finished with you yet. I have watched development overseas with great interest, especially as it has seemed reasonably obvious for some years that regulators of financial services around the world talk to each other and share their thinking with a view to…
  • Humbleness VS. Arrogance

    Dennis
    25 Apr 2015 | 1:41 pm
    In today’s blog, I will share with you my experiences between Humbleness(Humility) and Arrogance, as I have lived much of my young adult life on the equation side of Arrogance, what I got of it and what kind of person I turned into because of it. Watch the video below as I explain the difference of Humble vs. Arrogance as these two words tend to confuse a lot of people based what it really means. Ten years ago I was in my early 20’s, and just like any young adult, the zest for success and making it out on your own is no different the the young generation of today in 2014; Naive…
  • The BIG ticks: Best articles for professionals this week

    Tony Vidler
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:00 pm
    By Tony Vidler The articles that I spotted this week that make you think in new ways, or new directions….the “best of the best” for me….are provided here as a quick readers digest for professionals who are looking ahead. These are the highlights from the week that you should stop and read. There is so much good stuff that flows past each week, much of which we share, that it is very easy to lose sight of which ones were really special. Each week I select the best handful and give them Tony’s BIG Ticks as being thought-provoking, or providing particular insight,…
  • Do I Need a CRM? Part 1: The WHY

    Bryan Kiser
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:57 am
    Connections, relationships, customers, clients, friends, acquaintances or whatever else you want to refer to them as…you worked HARD to get them, but surprisingly MOST people don’t do much with them after the chase. It surprises me that with so many systems and so much information on and about various systems people still continue to ask me, “Bryan, do I need a CRM?” It would surprise you if I told you who these folks were and what their professions are. But no matter your profession, having a Customer Relationship Management system, in my very professional opinion, is an ABSOLUTE…
  • Who is Your Real Competitor?

    FRESH iDEAS Podcast
    23 Apr 2015 | 11:07 pm
      When you are looking and planning with your business, have you really considered who your REAL competitor is? Have you thought about who the REAL problem is? Have you thought who your biggest enemy is? I can use several analogies for this, but I’m going to use just two. One from the current world of retail and one from the current world of driving schools. Both perceived to be price driven, but perception does get clouded by not knowing the real facts. TESCO’s under the leadership of Sir Terry Leahy became a retailing giant. When he picked up he reigns at the start of his…
 
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  • Which of these characteristics is the most dangerous leadership trait?

    Mike Figliuolo
    21 May 2015 | 10:30 am
    Our reader poll today asks: Which of these characteristics is the most dangerous leadership trait? – Excessively ambitious: 6.53% – Being short-tempered: 13.46% – Indecisiveness and over-cautiousness: 32.3% – Lack of vision: 22.02% – Selfishness: 25.69% Dangerous Traits. From the looks of it, folks find short-sighted, indecisive, selfish leaders to be the worst of all. […] This is only the beginning of the thought... Please click the article headline above or go to http://www.thoughtleadersllc.com/blog for more.
  • Why You Need to Drive Toward Solutions

    Mike Figliuolo
    20 May 2015 | 10:19 am
    In addition to leading your people, you need to lead the thinking. Here’s a simple way to push your thinking further along before you start advancing your ideas. The following is an excerpt from One Piece of Paper: The Simple Approach to Powerful, Personal Leadership (CLICK HERE to get your copy). As a young management […] This is only the beginning of the thought... Please click the article headline above or go to http://www.thoughtleadersllc.com/blog for more.
  • Overcoming the E-Mail as a Default Mindset

    Mike Figliuolo
    18 May 2015 | 4:05 am
    There are many fantastic collaboration tools that are much better than email.  To get your organization to use them effectively, you need to lead that cultural change for how you communicate. Today’s post is by Phil Simon, author of Message Not Received (CLICK HERE to get your copy). Peter Drucker once famously said, “Culture eats […] This is only the beginning of the thought... Please click the article headline above or go to http://www.thoughtleadersllc.com/blog for more.
  • How well do you know your team members as individuals?

    Mike Figliuolo
    14 May 2015 | 10:30 am
    Our reader poll today asks: How well do you know your team members as individuals? – Very well — I know a great deal about them: 42.9% – Well — I know a few things about them: 47.58% – Not well — I don’t know very much about them: 8.01% – Not at all — […] This is only the beginning of the thought... Please click the article headline above or go to http://www.thoughtleadersllc.com/blog for more.
  • Your People Are About to Crack – But You Can Prevent It

    Mike Figliuolo
    13 May 2015 | 10:21 am
    Stress, anxiety, and mental illness can destroy your people and cripple your organization.  As a leader, you have an obligation to look out for their mental health. In honor of May being Mental Health Month, I’d like to ask you to pause and think about an invisible issue.  How stressed are your people?  How much […] This is only the beginning of the thought... Please click the article headline above or go to http://www.thoughtleadersllc.com/blog for more.
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    Professional Development

  • All Emotions are Contagious

    Izzy Justice
    11 May 2015 | 9:04 am
    So you walk into an office and your boss is visibly unhappy about something. Or you are an athlete, and your team member is upset, or a fellow competitor starts to get under your skin. The probability that you will subsequently adopt the emotions of the environment and people around you is very high, and mostly subconscious. We have “mirror neurons” in our brain that simply mimic the emotions of people around us. Why would we be designed for this? Because our physiological makeup was not wired for the world many of us live in today. It was designed so that when we saw danger in someone…
  • Do versus Change

    Izzy Justice
    27 Apr 2015 | 8:12 am
    A CEO asked a senior executive candidate in an interview what she changed at her last job? The candidate gave a list of all the things she did. The CEO politely asked again,”No. I didn’t ask what you did. I asked what you changed?” The candidate was not prepared for this question. She did not get the job but years later, when she became a CEO herself, she talked about how that question changed the way she “did” her job.  Certainly, there are parts of everyone’s job that require you to “do” but the “doing” has to result in a positive change, she now argues. She adopted…
  • Power of Core Values

    Izzy Justice
    13 Apr 2015 | 2:14 pm
    I will often ask an audience to tell me what their core values are. Some seemed surprised by the question, as it is not one that comes up in most conversations and relationships. Most, however, respond with values like Integrity, Honesty, Respect, and such like. After the first few, people typically throw out many others that are similar but it is obvious to me that they are responding in “brainstorming mode” as opposed to a mode where these values are carefully thought of and selected.  I then ask how they feel when one or more of these values are compromised? Do they feel good? How…
  • No Action … is Action

    Izzy Justice
    30 Mar 2015 | 10:45 am
    A few years ago, my son and daughter got into a typical sibling brouhaha. I was in an adjacent room and could hear the entire exchange. It was a low-level issue, to me, and I chose to let them work it out. About 30 minutes later, my son walked into the room I was in and appeared shocked to see me. “What?!” he yelled. “You were here the whole time? Why didn’t you say something? You always take her side!” Right or wrong, he felt terribly betrayed by me. I have told this simple story many times at leadership conferences on just how powerful an action of ‘no action’ can be to…
  • Workplace Athletes

    Izzy Justice
    16 Mar 2015 | 9:39 am
    As someone who lives both in the business workplace and in the professional sports world, I often get asked what the similarities and differences are between the two. I have answered this question in many ways but now realize that the biggest difference is in Performance Management.  The professional athlete gets constant feedback (statistics on each game) and it is objective. In golf, for example, the athlete can look at about a dozen different personal statistic at the end of each weekly tournament. Her coach can show actual video of what she did well and not so well. And very quickly, a…
 
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    The Invisible Mentor

  • Notes from The Art of First Impressions

    Avil Beckford
    22 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    Listen to this Post Notes from The Art of First Impressions “Be the kind of person that you’d like to meet.” Anonymous Notes from The Art of First Impressions Isn’t that an awesome quote? A few days ago, I attended The Art of First Impressions, hosted by NAAAP (National Association of Asian American Professionals) and Ellevate Network  Toronto (I am the president of Ellevate Toronto). There were three sessions and I was able to attend two – Personal Image led by Dr. Jean Kim, Ph.D. and Personal Brand led by Carol Schulte. Jean Kim mentioned that she had seen the above quote and…
  • Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown, Book Review

    Avil Beckford
    20 May 2015 | 8:01 am
    Listen to this Post Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown, Book Review Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Clement Hurd is surprisingly found on the Mad Men Reading List. What makes it surprising, is that it is a children’s book for the under five-year old category. I want to also add that the book is found on many of the must-read children’s book lists. I was curious why Goodnight Moon would be on the Mad Men Reading List so I bought a copy to read. Related Post 25 Books: Mad Men Reading List The first thing that struck me is…
  • Very Good Lives by JK Rowling, Book Review

    Avil Beckford
    19 May 2015 | 12:43 am
    Listen to this Post Very Good Lives by JK Rowling, Book Review Very Good Lives by JKRowling, Book Review Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination by JK Rowling is the commencement address she delivered to Harvard University graduates in 2008. While preparing for her speech, she asked herself two questions: What she wished she had learned at her graduation, and what lessons she has learned since graduating 21 years ago. She came up with two topics – the benefits of failure and the importance of imagination. Seven years after her graduation, JK Rowling…
  • 25 Books: Mad Men Reading List

    Avil Beckford
    17 May 2015 | 11:35 pm
    Listen to this Post 25 Books: Mad Men Reading List I do not watch TV, I spend my time reading books, so I have never watched the series Mad Men, but I am a sucker for any reading list. Some of the books I have read already, some are on my ever growing pile of books to read, and some I have never heard of before. Mad Men premiered on July 19, 2007 on the cable network AMC and is produced by Lionsgate Television. According to Wikipedia, “The seventh and final season consists of 14 episodes that are split into two seven-episode installments, airing in 2014 and 2015. The second half of the…
  • The Book With No Pictures by BJ Novak

    Avil Beckford
    15 May 2015 | 2:12 pm
    Listen to this Post The Book with No Pictures by BJ Novak There are times when simply having fun is the best thing you can do. Some of you know that I am grieving, some days are not so great, but I have some great days. On some of my great days, I am able to produce very good work. I have been blogging for a while now, and I am always looking for ways to make The Invisible Mentor blog better. And this is a part of life, each day we are supposed to be growing into a better version of ourselves. With this is mind, I often look for ways to get into the creative space, and reading The Book With…
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    Rebel Brown

  • How To Use Your Voice To Mesmerize Your Buyer

    rebel brown
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:35 am
    We’re all quite familiar with the power of a voice. Think back to childhood. You knew when your mom was angry with you, didn’t you? How? The tone of her voice. Research suggests that 38% of communication is based on the tonality and inflections of our voice.  Our voices certainly offer a rich array of nuance in communication  For example: When we raise our voices at the end of a sentence – we infer a question. When we keep our voices flat through the sentence – we infer a statement. When we drop our voices at the end of a sentence – we infer a command. Simple…
  • Forget Words, Use Your Body [Research]

    rebel brown
    22 Apr 2015 | 9:11 am
    We all know that communication is the foundation of human interactions. Yet most of us haven’t been taught the true mechanics.  For example, When it comes to communication – it’s really not about the words? Say what?  But I write and write and write.   Yep, we all do.   That doesnt mean it’s the best way to communicate. Here’s the scientific reality about how we really communicate. 7% relies on our words. 38% relies on our voice. 55% relies on our body language. You got it. The right body language will do more to enhance your communication than spending…
  • More on How to Mesmerize Your Buyers

    rebel brown
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:35 am
    Last week I posted  3 Phrases to Mesmerize Your Buyers. People liked it and asked me to share more of these tips to intrigue and positively influence your buyers (or your boss or spouse for that matter). So -  here are 3 more phrases that serve to capture the attention of other humans at a subconscious level.  If you want to know the background, please check out last week’s post. Speak into Your Buyers’ Minds Here are 3 additional phrase types that will attract and entrance your buyers to want to learn more about you and your stuff. 1) The Lost Performative What the heck is a…
  • 3 Phrases to Mesmerize Your Buyer

    rebel brown
    15 Apr 2015 | 9:46 am
    We all want to mesmerize our buyers.  To draw them in so they want to read about your powerful offerings and services. A wide range of phrases that do just that. Based on hypnotic language. That doesn’t mean they hypnotize your audience.  Hypnosis is so misunderstood. But that’s another post…. What it does mean is that you can create phrases in your content that intrigue your buyers’ minds -  causing them to want to know more. I know you can do it. You, Too, Can Mesmerize Here are 3 of my favorite influential phrases. 1) The Mind Read A mind read claims to know what…
  • How to Get Your Buyer’s Attention

    rebel brown
    13 Apr 2015 | 10:05 am
    The most difficult job marketing has today is to get their buyer’s attention.  In a world of digitally empowered buyers.  And so much noise. The great news is that marketing can do it. We can leverage the science of buyer behavior and our minds to intrigue and influence our buyers. This week I’m going to share three simple techniques to do just that with your marketing materials. Today -  let’s chat about … Going Visual to Grab Your Buyer’s Attention We all say we know the power of visual.  But do we actually do it? Most websites are still highly content…
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    The Clemmer Group » Blog

  • IBM Study Shows Why Only 20% of Change Efforts Are Highly Successful

    Jim Clemmer
    21 May 2015 | 2:30 am
    Recently I’ve been reviewing our lessons learned on organization and culture development. This is in preparation for our June 17 webinar on Leading a Peak Performance Culture. “Making Change Work … while the Work Keeps Changing” is a new research report from IBM summarizing interviews and online surveys they conducted of over 1,400 leaders responsible for designing, creating, and implementing change in their organizations. A key conclusion, consistent with hundreds of studies on organizational change going back to the early eighties, is “only 20% of respondents are…
  • Video Clip: Leadership Sweet Spots and Powerful Combinations

    Julie Gil
    19 May 2015 | 2:30 am
    How to you build a leadership strength from good to great? How do you sustain energy and endurance to keep working at developing leadership skills until others notice a substantial improvement? How do you ensure the leadership skill you’re developing is most relevant to what the organization needs or expects from you? The answers to these questions form a “leadership sweet spot” where strong leadership competence, personal passion (what skills we most love to use), and the highest ranked leadership skills for an individual converge. In the first part of a video clip on Powerful…
  • 8 Factors That Frustrate and Disengage Employees

    Jim Clemmer
    14 May 2015 | 2:30 am
    Whenever we ask a group of workshop participants how many rank employee engagement as one of their top priorities, most raise their hands. We’re encountering a growing number of organizations finding that their engagement survey ratings are slipping — and not just at the frontline employee level. A growing number of people — at all levels and in all roles — are feeling trapped and stuck in their jobs. “I owe, I owe it’s off to work I go,” becomes their sad refrain. They can almost hear the cell doors clang shut behind them as they enter their…
  • Webinar: The Secret to YOUR Success

    Jim Clemmer
    12 May 2015 | 2:30 am
    8 Tips for a Better YOU Research shows that people who put proper emphasis on their own development impact their organization in significant ways. Multiple studies show how seeking feedback can increase leadership effectiveness, but ZF’s upcoming webinar on May 27 will take a deeper dive into self-development and the critical role feedback can play. Many leaders give more priority to developing others than developing themselves. They often don’t see the links between personal, team, and organization development. Compelling evidence shows that when leaders improve their personal…
  • Two Deadly Assumptions That Make Giving Difficult Feedback Even Worse

    Jim Clemmer
    7 May 2015 | 2:30 am
    Many leaders find courageous conversations to give corrective or redirecting feedback very difficult. Emotions can get in the way, perceptions of the issue can differ widely, relationships may be damaged, and reactions can be volatile. Leaders may be scarred from past conversations where they gave or received tough feedback in a poorly structured and awkwardly delivered conversation that didn’t end well. With all the focus we’ve put on coaching and feedback skills this year, Zenger Folkman’s research continues to uncover powerful and practical new insights. In their latest…
 
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    Innovation Speaker

  • Ownership: To Risk or Not to Risk

    Robert Brands
    2 May 2015 | 8:19 pm
    It’s easy to view leadership with rose-colored glasses, to envision the accolades and respect that comes with authority. However, from the beginning of modern business, the pressures associated with... Visit our Innovation-Innovation coach website today! http://www.innovationcoach.com/
  • Observation, Measurement, and How They Lead to Sustainable Innovation

    Robert Brands
    7 Apr 2015 | 9:50 am
    The degree in which a company prioritizes sustainable innovation can often become the difference between a successful business and a struggling business. True innovation does more than just meet the... Visit our Innovation-Innovation coach website today! http://www.innovationcoach.com/
  • Complacency, Stagnancy, and Their Effects on Innovation

    Robert Brands
    4 Apr 2015 | 10:57 pm
    Though competition is an unavoidable aspect of business, its effects can potentially foster or deter innovation depending on a leader’s management style. Celebrating success and discouraging failure... Visit our Innovation-Innovation coach website today! http://www.innovationcoach.com/
  • Exponential Leadership and Innovation

    Robert Brands
    16 Mar 2015 | 8:56 pm
    “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.”  While there is no hard evidence to attribute the above quote to Henry Ford, there is no argument that he was a visionary... Visit our Innovation-Innovation coach website today! http://www.innovationcoach.com/
  • Innovation Rankings – Measuring Innovation

    Robert Brands
    3 Feb 2015 | 9:49 am
    Innovation experts love making lists – and we love reading them. I’ll be the first to admit that Fast Company’s “World’s Most Innovative Companies” is one of my favorite annual reports. I’m also a... Visit our Innovation-Innovation coach website today! http://www.innovationcoach.com/
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    Corporate Class Inc.

  • Acting Techniques And Their Impact In The Boardroom

    Diane Craig
    19 May 2015 | 6:46 am
    What do actors and business professionals have in common? They can both benefit from acting techniques as a method to boost their careers – and their executive presence. In a recent article entitled “From the Drama Room to the Boardroom” (insert link here), Ivana Chubbuck, acting coach and owner of Ivana Chubbuck Studios, discusses how she uses empowerment to train stars of the likes of Beyoncé, Brad Pit and Halle Barry. Her method has began to catch on, and is finding its way to Fortune 500 companies as a training method. The essence of The Chubbuck Technique is using emotions,…
  • In Honour of National Etiquette Week – Back To The Basics

    Diane Craig
    12 May 2015 | 6:55 am
    This week, America is celebrating National Etiquette Week, which is a national recognition of etiquette and protocol in all areas of day-to-day life, including business, social, dining, travel, technology, and international protocol. There are various events being held across the country, but the focus is to raise awareness about etiquette and to encourage people to act with courtesy, respect and dignity. Unfortunately, Canada does not have an equivalent to National Etiquette Week, however that does not mean we can’t celebrate alongside our neighbors to the south! In honour of National…
  • The (Often Dreaded) Conference Call: Survival Tips and Tricks

    Diane Craig
    4 May 2015 | 9:35 am
    Conference calls are often an inevitable part of any major company’s management system, and they are, more often than not, a dreaded exercise for those involved. We live in an age where we expect instant gratification and in which we’ve developed short attention spans; we anticipate our questions being answered immediately, we expect those to whom we’re talking to listen effectively and react accordingly, and we hope (and often expect) that our problems will be solved promptly. This is due, in large part, to the age of technology. Technology, such as email, text messages and Internet…
  • Beautiful Skin: Your Most Important Accessory

    Colombe Nadeau-O'Shea
    19 Apr 2015 | 1:05 pm
    Skin is the largest organ in the human body; it also happens to be our canvas, and it is often the first thing we notice about another person. According to research conducted by Janine Willis and Alexander Todorov from Princeton University, the brain is extremely quick to form a first impression of those we look at, based on their facial features; it only takes a mere one tenth of a second (592). Therefore, it is important that we care for, and “listen to” our skin, so we can present it at it’s best state. Even if you don’t have time to put makeup on one morning, a fresh, healthy…
  • Transitioning from Winter Wardrobe to Spring Styles

    Diane Craig
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:20 am
    Winter has persisted for many months – which means that winter apparel has dominated our wardrobes for longer than we might like to admit. With the arrival of spring, it is time to start switching out that winter wardrobe for spring styles. Of course, here in Toronto the chilly weather will continue to persist for several more weeks. With the slow transition from winter to spring in mind, here are a few tips to saluting spring while still preparing for cooler temperatures.     Fresh and light makeup When updating your look to fit spring styles, start with switching your makeup for…
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    Content for Coaches and Consultants

  • Strengths-Based Leadership

    Patsi Krakoff
    21 May 2015 | 3:16 pm
    Which leadership style will prevail in the future? If you want to improve employee engagement and productivity while reducing turnover, your organization must build on individual and team strengths: strengths-based leadership will prevail in the future as the key leadership style. Nearly a decade ago, Gallup unveiled the results of a 30-year research project on leadership strengths. More than 3 million people have since taken the StrengthsFinder assessment, which forms the core of several noteworthy books: Now, Discover Your Strengths by Marcus Buckingham and Donald Clifton (Free Press, 2001)…
  • Do You Know Your Strengths?

    Patsi Krakoff
    8 May 2015 | 4:21 pm
    Most of us have a poor sense of our talents and strengths, yet are acutely aware of our weaknesses and flaws. Throughout the education system and subsequent careers, there’s often been much more attention paid to how to improve and fix our shortcomings rather than enhance our strengths. “Most Americans do not know what their strengths are. When you ask them, they look at you with a blank stare, or they respond in terms of subject knowledge, which is the wrong answer.” —Peter Drucker, management expert Parents, teachers, and managers are well versed in spotting deficits. In…
  • Future of Work: 5 Skills for the Robotic Age

    Patsi Krakoff
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:03 am
    The challenges of 21st-century work—rapid innovation, unrelenting change and unprecedented uncertainty—have created a stress pandemic. The future of work – your work – may involve robots, even as a manager or leader. Depending on your disposition, you may view the future as ripe for a spectacular explosion of creativity or poised on the brink of self-destruction. Either way, there’s no going back. The tools and skills we’ve developed over the last century inadequately address imminent challenges. We’re caught between two paradigms: a collapsing industrial platform and an…
  • Renewing Yourself: The Power of Play

    Patsi Krakoff
    4 Apr 2015 | 8:15 am
    What ever happened to unbridled joy in our daily lives? Remember the fun of play as children? Maybe we need to renew ourselves and start playing more. Something happens as we become working adults: we shift our priorities into organized, competitive, goal-directed activities. If an activity doesn’t teach us a skill, make us money, or further our social relationships, we don’t want to waste time being nonproductive. Sometimes the sheer demands of daily living and family responsibilities seem to rob us of the ability to play. “I have found that remembering what play is all about and…
  • Noticing: An Elusive Leadership Skill

    Patsi Krakoff
    23 Mar 2015 | 4:57 am
    “Leaders often fail to notice when they are obsessed by other issues, when they are motivated to not notice, and when there are other people in their environment working hard to keep them from noticing. ~ Harvard Business School Professor Max Bazerman,  The Power of Noticing: What the Best Leaders See (Simon & Schuster, 2014) As a leader, you’re responsible for making key decisions each day. But how confident are you in your ability to notice all pertinent information? If you’re like most leaders, you probably believe your perception skills are keen. As convinced as you may be,…
 
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    Innovative Influence (Suzi Pomerantz's Blog)

  • New self-study course helps you SOAR!

    Suzi Pomerantz
    21 May 2015 | 3:33 pm
    Need to put a little extra inspiration and motivation back into your life? My friend Mali Phonpadith has created an outstanding online self-study course called SOAR. S.O.A.R. Self‐Study course will help map out gifts, talents and passions to uncover your vision & mission for life. Course Goals & Outcomes: 1) Uncover your gifts, talents, hobbies and interests 2) Craft affirmation statements 3) Identify your existing beliefs to help shift your perspectives 4) Clarify your vision and mission 5) Rediscover your significance 6) Awaken to your relationships with self and others; highlight…
  • Your clients are waiting

    Suzi Pomerantz
    25 Apr 2015 | 12:59 pm
    Your coaching clients need you. You provide value to them, and it’s high time someone delivered some value to you. That’s what the WBECS Pre-Summit event will do. Claim your free spot! I’ll be at the upcoming Pre-Summit event because I want to experience a transformation, and I’m sure you do too. With all the clutter that comes with the coaching industry, it’s no wonder that the world’s most talented and driven coaches sometimes have trouble landing clients. It’s about time coaches got the clarity needed to gain the clients who need us. I’m…
  • Leaders seek executive coaching for many reasons

    Suzi Pomerantz
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:21 am
    There are many ways in which executive coaches provide impact for the leaders and organizations who hire executive coaches. Have you ever wondered what are executives’ reasons for hiring coaches, or what themes they work on in coaching? If you are a leader or executive, you might be interested in the list below depicting why other leaders have hired executive coaches. It was based on a survey of over 200 seasoned coaches worldwide who are in the Korn Ferry coaching network. What would you like to tackle in your organization or role? How would you prioritize these themes for yourself?
  • Hot topic of discussion in the coaching world is Coaching Supervision

    Suzi Pomerantz
    24 Mar 2015 | 12:53 pm
    There are quite a few heated email and blog discussions going on in the coaching world about the pros and cons about Coaching Supervision.  My colleague, Lisa Mallett, has clarified one perspective that I wanted to share with you because it resonated for me.  She gave me permission to post it here. See what you think, and please feel free to add your voice to the discussion in the comments below. Lisa’s points: I have been a successful, self-employed “single shingle” executive coach since 2002, and I keep abreast of trends and developments in our industry.  I have been closely…
  • Preview call on Wednesday for new Business Development course for Coaches!

    Suzi Pomerantz
    9 Mar 2015 | 11:07 am
    My friend, Linda Finkle, is offering a new program teaching coaches about business development, and she’s great, so I thought I’d let you know she’s having a free preview call on Wednesday!  Here’s her announcement material: Imagine for a minute, what you could be doing with a fully booked coaching business? Did you see less stress, more enjoyment in life, and doing more of what you love and getting paid for it? My behind the scenes tour of the how-to’s that 6-figure coaches use to create a frenzy of clients is coming soon on March 11! I am very excited to share…
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    Azzarello Group

  • The business-enabling conversation many executives avoid

    Patty Azzarello
    13 May 2015 | 3:43 am
    Missing the clues I work as a business advisor to executives, and in doing so also I often also have 1-1 conversations with their direct reports. I can’t count how many times, though I am having confidential conversations with each of them, I am left thinking, “Do you two ever talk to each other?” They are often in violent agreement about how they feel, about what needs to be done, and about what role each of them should play in doing it. But to talk to either of them you’d think that they lived on different planets. The executive will say, “This leader just…
  • The best approach for an executive sales conversation

    Patty Azzarello
    4 May 2015 | 4:56 am
    The conversation During one of the member coaching hours of my professional development program, someone asked me how to improve the way to have conversations with executive customers. I recalled a common situation that occurred when I was a technology executive and sales people would bring me into their clients as the “visiting dignitary”. I would have a conversation, and the sales people would be frantically taking notes about everything the customer said. We’d leave and they’d say “Wow, how do you DO that?” You got so much valuable information from the…
  • Communicating for Action

    Patty Azzarello
    30 Apr 2015 | 12:57 am
    This month’s Professional Development webinar was on the topic of Communicating for Action. If you missed it you can download the recording. Members of Azzarello group can download this webinar for free. Are you getting through? One of the biggest mistakes I see people (at all levels) make, is to think that the things they know and think are really important — others also already know and already think are important — then they get frustrated when there is no action. “Why aren’t people doing what they should be doing? They know this is important.” Hint: No,…
  • Learning a second language as an adult

    Patty Azzarello
    13 Apr 2015 | 4:04 pm
    I am learning to speak Italian I have been at it for the past year. Many people have asked me: What are you doing? How are you doing it? How is it working? What programs or tools are you using? What works best? So I’m dedicating this blog to answering that question for anyone who is interested. I’ve include links throughout to all the resources I am using. It’s kind of a long article, so if you are not interested, I’ll be back next week with another piece on business leadership and productivity. But if you are interested in learning a language, Andiamo! (here we go) Summary: In…
  • Tell your best stories…or lose them

    Patty Azzarello
    6 Apr 2015 | 3:35 pm
    This post is a short reminder to make sure that you capture your best stories. Capture your proud moments We all tend to get so busy that work and life can just fly by at a very fast pace. What I have learned is that if you don’t pause to punctuate your accomplishments, they have a tendency to fade from memory — not just in the minds of others, but in your own memory too! Here’s what can happen… You finish a giant project. It was a huge success. In this moment you feel very proud. You may get recognition from you customers or your company. But if you don’t pause…
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    Alicia Dunams

  • [Video] Are you Seeking or Sourcing?

    Alicia
    4 May 2015 | 7:53 pm
    Are you Seeking or Sourcing? When you come from a place of “seeking” there is an air of scarcity and desperation. When you come from a place of “sourcing” you come from creation and abundance. You are SOURCE. In the comments below, please share examples from your life where you are SOURCE.
  • Systemizing and Scaling Your Online Business with Alicia Dunams and Stephen EsKetzis

    Alicia
    26 Apr 2015 | 5:16 am
    Podcast: Systemizing and Scaling Your Online Business   DOWNLOAD PODCAST TRANSCRIPT   TRANSCRIPTION: [00:14] Stephen: Hey guys, Stephen Esketzis here form Marketing on the Move and I’ve got Alicia with me. Alicia how are you going? Alicia: I’m doing well Stephen thank you so much. Stephen: Thanks for coming on. Now just at the beginning, I’m going to say it early. How do I pronounce your surname because I want to make sure I get it right? Is it Dunams, is that right? Alicia: So the correct pronunciation of my name is Alicia Dunams. Stephen: Alicia Dunams, oh I can see.
  • The “Drop In” Method

    Alicia
    5 Feb 2015 | 7:56 am
      How do you go from head to your heart?   In this weeks vlog I talk about The Drop In Method and 3 simple steps to ensure that you are communicating from the purest place, your heart.  
  • 3 Secrets to Extremely Profitable Businesses

    Alicia
    5 Feb 2015 | 3:42 am
    I want to share a personal story with you that I haven’t shared in public before. It’s a story about how I transformed my self and my business into what it is today. You see it all started 8 years ago. I was a single mom entrepreneur with a business where I worked like crazy. My income went up and down like a yo-yo, going up and down in a feast or famine cycle. It was at that time that I met a person who would have a profound impact on my business and ultimately my life. I had met someone who would become my business advisor, my mentor, and later a friend. He used to advise the CEOs of…
  • Creating 2015

    Alicia
    6 Jan 2015 | 2:03 pm
    On January 1st, I asked my community to partner with me in making 2015 the most impactful year of their lives. To do that, I created a quick survey to see what they want the next 364 days to look like. Here are the results. What would you like to be your biggest triumph in 2015? What advice would you like to give yourself in 2015? What are the major actions you are planning to implement to improve your financial results in 2015? What would you be most happy about completing in 2015? What major indulgence are you willing to experience in 2015? What would you most like to change about yourself…
 
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    CMI

  • La Mujer Vieja

    Bruce Hodes and CMI
    11 May 2015 | 12:03 pm
    Image Taken By Bruce HodesBruce HodesFounder/ CEO of CMI TeamworkLa Mujer Vieja in Spanish means old women and this was by far the strangest dance that happened to me.  I first noticed her on my way into the restaurant and another pseudo Cuban Pork lunch. I did not realize then that she was an angel.  She actually looked just like another wizened old Cuban Crone with wrinkles who swayed to the rhythms of the congas and guitar.  We had driven about an hour from Havana to what dad called a Potemkin village.  This was a term that went back to Stalinist Russia. This was the…
  • CMI is Introducing a new and exciting tool: The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team

    Bruce Hodes and CMI
    7 May 2015 | 10:21 am
    The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team combines the power of Everything DiSC with the influential teamwork model introduced by Patrick Lencioni’s book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. This program can help team member learn to work together better to become more effective and engaged. It is appropriate for use with intact teams at all levels of the organization.                                                      Check out Five Behaviors Program Overview…
  • The Dance Continues, "My Trip to Cuba."

    Bruce Hodes and CMI
    1 May 2015 | 12:02 pm
    By Bruce HodesFounder/ CEO of CMI TeamworkCUBA IS NOT WHAT YOU THINK AND NOT WHAT I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE.  We as Americans have lots of mental pictures of Cuba and what it is like for those people to live under that regime.  Lots of mystery and disconnect are a part of our collective consciousness about Cuba.   What fascinates is that Cubans are eager to talk and engage. My first night was on a Saturday, which is typically "Party Time," in Cuba.  The boat is moored on a dingy pier in a small harbor.  It is dead quiet. A still black humid tropical night. …
  • Adventures in Cuba Numero Uno. - Dad Gets Busted For Drugs!

    Bruce Hodes and CMI
    8 Apr 2015 | 8:19 am
    By Bruce HodesFounder/ CEO of CMI TeamworkMy 90 year old dad and I, along with 28 others, all in their seventies, well-traveled Americans (except for the forty year old couple from Australia) arrived at a small and tidy airport of Cien Fuegos Cuba.  It all looked like it did fifty years ago.  Concrete painted in a faded blue turquois with lots of people hovering around...    The only individual to really catch my eye was the big guy in a suit, white shirt, no tie, and shades.  Dad whispers “He is a cop…”  “A bit more than that,” I…
  • Tennis Ball Transfer

    Bruce Hodes and CMI
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Have you ever been a customer of a business that claimed it was doing a really great job in supporting and you and in truth it was not? Recently I had dinner with some clients at a lodge in the wilds of Pennsylvania. I arrived to the dinner late, after the group had ordered. The enthusiastic and focused waitress came over to give me a menu and take my order. After glancing around, it appeared that I was ordering after most everyone in the restaurant had ordered. In fact most people at their tables had food. I waited for my food, waited and waited. It was as if the waitress took my order but…
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    Coaching Excellence

  • Five Tips to Encourage Collaboration in Your Business

    ipeccoaching
    7 May 2015 | 2:53 pm
    Building collaborative teams where people work together for a common cause is critical to the success of any business. Collaboration opens the door to innovation. A perfect example of an innovative company with a highly collaborative workforce is Bell Labs. From 1925 to 1980, Bell Labs contributed more to technology than any other company in history. The organization filed for 17,000 patents, which is the equivalent of five patents a day for 50 years. How did Bell Labs accomplish so much? The technology giant had a clear vision, mission, and the work culture to support a free environment of…
  • The Third Step To Sustainable Wellbeing – A Systematic Approach

    ipeccoaching
    1 May 2015 | 12:36 pm
    What creates sustainable change? It requires several factors, two of which we’ve already explored. In my first installment of this series, I discussed the need to be aware of the desired changes that help promote healthy choices. Then, we looked at the need to be confident in the plan, and practice consistency to reinforce good habits. This requires a systematic approach. Knowing what changes you want to make, and then being confident in your ability to do them repeatedly, makes up the systemic approach needed for sustainable wellbeing. In my wellness coaching practice, drawing from COR.E…
  • Six Ways to Help Employees Voice Their Concerns

    ipeccoaching
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:44 pm
    Most companies tout an open door policy, meant to encourage employees to voice their concerns and feedback in the workplace. Even so, employees are often afraid of being candid due to the fear of repercussions. Companies usually benefit from listening to their employees, especially if they are on the front line and have direct interaction with customers. When employees choose to keep their feelings to themselves, or communicate their thoughts only to their peers, companies can miss out on learning about new ways to serve customers or make operational improvements. Leadership can encourage…
  • When It Comes To Change…Is It Survival Of The Fittest?

    ipeccoaching
    22 Apr 2015 | 10:16 am
    I love when little tidbits come across my newsfeed. Or, I see a tweet that I find interesting. For example, when it was Charles Darwin’s birthday, I came across a picture of him accompanied by the quote, “It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive, but those who can best manage change.” Now, before I get into the true meaning of this quote, I would be remiss if I failed to point out, there’s no record of Darwin actually saying or writing it. It has certainly been attributed to him, many times, but as fitting as […]
  • A New Season…A Fresh Start

    ipeccoaching
    8 Apr 2015 | 6:48 pm
    Unlike Major League baseball players, in my playing days, we didn’t get to travel to the sunny climes of Florida and Arizona for spring training. Nope. We tolerated the freezing temps in beautiful and scenic South Orange, NJ. Sometimes the snow would still be falling as we ran through drills or took batting practice. On terribly bad days, we’d retreat to the school gym to practice. Though it would have been nice to bask in Tampa’s sunshine, truth be told, it didn’t matter. If the coaches would have let us, we would have been out there in a blizzard to […]
 
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    Experteer Magazine

  • How to Become a CMO – A Checklist

    Margaret Quigley
    22 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    For years, corporate experts have claimed that the position of CMO (Chief Marketing Officer) is dead. But marketing will never be obselete – this position is certainly not gone, but perhaps it’s just evolved. In today’s job market, flexibility is a key quality for senior management, and top executives are expected to have a wide variety of skills and strengths. So rather than writing off the CMO position as a thing of the past, consider that perhaps it’s simply the title that’s changed, not the position. For those ambitious professionals who want to know what it…
  • “What Are You Passionate About?” Master This Tough Interview Question (Part 1)

    Experteer Magazine
    20 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    “What are you passionate about?” Truthfully, not everyone is passionate about spreadsheets, crisis management, or corporate meetings. And lots of candidates aren’t sure whether this is the right time to highlight their best office skills, or to detail their love of sailing. It’s an open-ended question, with plenty of room for error. But as recruiters and hiring managers have added this new stumper to their repertoire of “getting-to-know-you!” questions, it’s worth preparing for. We asked our trusted network of recruiters and headhunters for their…
  • Epic Job Search: Key Candidate Questions Answered

    Experteer Magazine
    19 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    Through our Twitter Handle @ExperteerWorld, we recently participated a live TweetChat hosted by @EpicCareering. The event was organized on May 8th and had an enthusiastic attendance from global career and personal branding coaches. The questions were centered around key candidates questions, they may be faced with in an interview and how they can build their personal brands for standing out in an epic job search. For those executive candidates who were unable to attend the #Epicjobsearch event, here are the key insights Storify-ed by Brandanew. [View the story “Epic Job Search:…
  • 5 Reasons Why Headhunters Are Career Mentors

    Susanne Schlossbauer
    18 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    It’s tempting to throw around the trendiest buzzwords: The “war for talent” is being waged everywhere, and the “skills shortage” sends a cold shiver down the spine of every company looking to fill an open position. But what does this all mean? Simple. The birthrate in Germany has been decreasing for years. Specifically in STEM sector companies, the lack of talented candidates is becoming increasingly evident.  For this reason, it’s becoming more and more necessary to enlist the help of a headhunter, who can function as an intermediary between qualified…
  • How to Keep Your Best Employees

    Margaret Quigley
    15 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    Do you still regularly read the classifieds and job postings, even though you’re satisfied with your current job? You’re not alone. A study conducted by Kelly Services, a European recruitment firm, found that almost half of all satisfied employees still continue to look for alternatives. In fact, 60 percent have the intention of looking for a new position sometime in the next year. So why are even the happiest and most engaged employees leaving, and more importantly, what can you do as a manager to hold on to your top talent? To keep your best employees right where they belong…
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