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  • How to Make Change a Desirable Thing

    Rebel Brown
    rebel brown
    5 Mar 2015 | 2:29 am
    The Execution Gap is the biggest gap of all. It’s created by combination of  static approaches to managing the strategic roll-out and the organizations’ resistance to change. Since every consultant on the planet has their own version of tools to manage the execution phase – I’m not going to focus on that here.  Instead, I’m focusing on how to make change desirable. Resistance to change is  part of being human.  It’s  the result of an instinctual response that triggers a chemical reaction that drives us to resist whatever change is coming at us. …
  • Happiness – Part 3

    Professional Development
    Izzy Justice
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:29 am
    The key objective of the first blog on this topic was to define or redefine happiness from something that you pursue, to something that you eliminate – fear. For the second blog, it was to identify 3 distinctive scenarios of causes of that fear – yourself,  others and situations – or perhaps any combination of these. In this final part, let’s focus on removing fear specificallly from each of those scenarios. A precursor to the tips is to recognize fear itself in you. It is not just the stereotypical “scream and run” behavior that we frequently associate…
  • Are You at Risk of Losing Your Rising Stars?

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    Mike Figliuolo
    4 Mar 2015 | 12:42 am
    Rising stars are great performers while you have them.  But if you’re not careful with how you lead them, you might lose them to another organization. The following is an excerpt from Lead Inside the Box: How Great Leaders Guide Their Teams to Exceptional Results (you can get your copy here). This post focuses on […] This is only the beginning of the thought... Please click the article headline above or go to http://www.thoughtleadersllc.com/blog for more.
  • 3 Reasons No One Listens to Anything You Say

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    Mike Figliuolo
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    Have you ever had the feeling that you were moving your mouth but no one could hear the sounds coming out of it? They go about their day as if you’re not there. There’s a reason this is happening: they’re really not listening to you. There. I said it. People are tuning you out. What […] This is only the beginning of the thought... Please click the article headline above or go to http://www.thoughtleadersllc.com/blog for more.
  • Live Twitter Q&A on 2/19

    Madalyn Sklar - Social Media Coach & Music Marketing
    Madalyn Sklar
    18 Feb 2015 | 11:48 am
    Join me tomorrow, Thursday, February 19, for my new Twitter webinar series that is designed to help you work “smarter not harder.” LIVE Twitter Q&A! I’ll answer your need to know questions to help make Twitter work better for you. Get the smarts right here! Click here to sign up. Click here to sign up. You're reading Live Twitter Q&A on 2/19 by Madalyn Sklar - Social Media & Music Business Coach and Consultant. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow Madalyn on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
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    Madalyn Sklar - Social Media Coach & Music Marketing

  • Live Twitter Q&A on 2/19

    Madalyn Sklar
    18 Feb 2015 | 11:48 am
    Join me tomorrow, Thursday, February 19, for my new Twitter webinar series that is designed to help you work “smarter not harder.” LIVE Twitter Q&A! I’ll answer your need to know questions to help make Twitter work better for you. Get the smarts right here! Click here to sign up. Click here to sign up. You're reading Live Twitter Q&A on 2/19 by Madalyn Sklar - Social Media & Music Business Coach and Consultant. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow Madalyn on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
  • Why Are We Excited About Ello? Because It’s Not Facebook!

    Madalyn Sklar
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:59 pm
    By now you have probably heard about the latest and greatest (and perhaps hype?) surrounding the newest social network on the block: Ello. It’s been making the rounds all over our Facebook and Twitter news feeds. Mashable and Techcrunch has been reporting about it repeatedly. It made me wonder what was the big deal. “Why is everyone so excited about Ello? Simple. Because it’s not Facebook!” click to tweet We are all tired of Facebook ads and algorithmic news feeds that don’t really cater to us. They cater to the big Facebook machine. I think the time is prime…
  • It’s a long way to the top if you wanna rock ’n’ roll: A review of “Women’s Road To Rock Guitar”

    Madalyn Sklar
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:14 am
    By Martina Fasano of Playing With Chaos I have played the guitar since I was 16 years old. I took a long hiatus between the ages of 24-34 respectively, to “grow up” and get a “career” (my high school guidance counsellor’s words, not mine). The thing with playing an instrument is that it is NOT like riding a bike. If you don’t practice, you’re not maintaining your skills, you’re getting worse. If you don’t believe me, try taking a ten-year break from your craft like I did. When I was learning to play the guitar, I was lucky to take lessons for four years from one of…
 
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  • Branding your Career - Creating the Perfect Career Package

    dfdeanpsychology
    16 Feb 2015 | 9:24 am
    Did you know the word brand comes from a Viking word to burn. Over time the word moved on to “
  • Good hiring practices can lead to small business success

    CHI Blogger
    16 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Making the right employee hires is critical to small business success. Of all the challenges business owners face as they work toward achieving business success, hiring the right employees may one of the biggest. With the right staff in place, a company can rapidly ascend to being a leader in the marketplace. However, bad hires can cost time, money and keep a company from reaching its goals. There is no way fool-proof way to prevent bad hires from occurring. It’s one the realities associated with running any company, no matter how large or small. Employee personality tests are…
  • Important Ingredient for Success

    laurencerumming
    16 Feb 2015 | 5:57 am
    In business there are all kinds of views on what it takes to be successful. Enough money in reserve to keep you going during lean times, good staff, business training, right location, knowledge of your market, among other things. In my opinion, what will keep you in front of the competition are consistent values and ethics! When customers and clients can rely on your honesty and integrity they will support your business and market it to their friends.  I don’t mean just having nice words in your Mission Statement, I mean living it, every day. I have a friend who owns a car dealership.
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    NSEgibs
    15 Feb 2015 | 11:35 pm
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  • The 4 Actions Needed To Create A Personal Service Production Line

    Tony Vidler
    15 Feb 2015 | 1:00 pm
    by Tony Vidler An ongoing challenge for any service business is to create “Mass Personalisation”, or something akin to a factory production line that delivers constant quality efficiently, but which still feels personal to the end user.  In professional services it is creating and efficient and affordable business system that allow mass actions to still feel like personalised service to customers. Being able to correspond or provide a service to 100 clients simultaneously yet making it fee personal to each of them is efficient, and far more profitable than trying to provide…
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  • Are you better at leading or managing?

    Mike Figliuolo
    5 Mar 2015 | 10:30 am
    Our reader poll today asks: Are you better at being a leader or being a manager? – I’m better at being a leader: 44.68% – I’m better at being a manager: 21.26% – I lead and manage equally well: 27.74% – I don’t see a difference between leadership and management: 6.31% Leading or Managing. As […] This is only the beginning of the thought... Please click the article headline above or go to http://www.thoughtleadersllc.com/blog for more.
  • Are You at Risk of Losing Your Rising Stars?

    Mike Figliuolo
    4 Mar 2015 | 12:42 am
    Rising stars are great performers while you have them.  But if you’re not careful with how you lead them, you might lose them to another organization. The following is an excerpt from Lead Inside the Box: How Great Leaders Guide Their Teams to Exceptional Results (you can get your copy here). This post focuses on […] 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 to Solve Your Biggest Leadership Challenges in Less than 10 Minutes

    Mike Figliuolo
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:02 am
    Today’s post is the second in a series by Paul Smith, thoughtLEADERS instructor and bestselling author of Lead With a Story. Read Part 1 here. You’re busy as a leader. You don’t always have time to invest in learning new leadership skills. I recognize that and I’m here to help. Below are 7 great lessons in easy-to-digest 10-minute […] 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 often do you delay big decisions out of fear?

    Mike Figliuolo
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:30 am
    Our reader poll today asks: How often do you delay big decisions out of fear of being wrong? – Never — I always make decisions promptly: 28.72% – Sometimes — I’m occasionally afraid to make the call: 62.05% – Often — big decisions are hard for me to make: 7.86% – Always — I get […] This is only the beginning of the thought... Please click the article headline above or go to http://www.thoughtleadersllc.com/blog for more.
  • 3 Reasons No One Listens to Anything You Say

    Mike Figliuolo
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    Have you ever had the feeling that you were moving your mouth but no one could hear the sounds coming out of it? They go about their day as if you’re not there. There’s a reason this is happening: they’re really not listening to you. There. I said it. People are tuning you out. What […] 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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  • Happiness – Part 3

    Izzy Justice
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:29 am
    The key objective of the first blog on this topic was to define or redefine happiness from something that you pursue, to something that you eliminate – fear. For the second blog, it was to identify 3 distinctive scenarios of causes of that fear – yourself,  others and situations – or perhaps any combination of these. In this final part, let’s focus on removing fear specificallly from each of those scenarios. A precursor to the tips is to recognize fear itself in you. It is not just the stereotypical “scream and run” behavior that we frequently associate…
  • Happiness – Part 2

    Izzy Justice
    22 Feb 2015 | 4:48 pm
    Last week, I offered a simple neurological definition of Happiness – the constant pursuit of eliminating fear in how we feel, think, and do. This week, let’s discuss where and how fear manifests itself so that you can recognize those experiences both as they occur and preferably, before they occur. There are three distinctive scenarios for causality of fear: (1) those that we cause (2) those that others cause and (3) those that a situation causes.  Any of these causes by themselves can release significant levels of cortisol – the opposite of the happiness hormone. Any…
  • Happiness – Part 1

    Izzy Justice
    15 Feb 2015 | 7:20 am
    There has never been a shortage of ways to describe happiness. If we are lucky enough to have our basic needs (Maslow) of food, water, shelter and security met, then the pursuit of happiness comes into play. Because we have some form of “power” after meeting these basic needs – a purchasing power, a hierarchical power, a physical power, etc – we want to naturally use that power to pursue or in most cases, purchase happiness. The scientific studies and evidence correlating happy workers to productive workers and high degrees of innovation are abundant and at least 40…
  • Can’t to Can

    Izzy Justice
    9 Feb 2015 | 5:21 am
    Admittedly, this topic has been well chronicled in the leadership space. There are wonderful stories of the journey from “can’t” to “can” from people – everything from weight loss, to athletic achievements, to financial success and personal happiness. You would think by now there would be a well-defined methodology for everyone to follow to convert their Can’ts to Cans but there is not. Each person’s history is different as are so many other variables like motivation, support structure, and skills. Even if you manage to successfully take an endeavor from Can’t to Can,…
  • Do a Social Media Cleanse

    Izzy Justice
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:50 am
    This time of the year is quite popular for crafting life, career, and health goals. Media is replete with ads catering to this annual ritual. One popular activity is to do a nutritional Detox or a Cleanse. I am not qualified to evaluate these but they do trigger a different kind of cleanse that is relatively new. I do it many times a year and recommend it you. I call it a Media Cleanse. I heard a comic joke recently about the outrage some people have over the violence, nudity, and vulgarity that comes from the movies they pay to watch. It took a few seconds for the audience to appreciate the…
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    The Invisible Mentor

  • Babette Bensoussan: Travel the World through Books and Recipes

    Avil Beckford
    5 Mar 2015 | 5:07 am
    Babette Bensoussan: Travel the World through Books and Recipes Babette Bensoussan: Travel the World through Books and Recipes Yesterday, I started the series of the mini-interviews I conducted while participating in the Virtual Literary World Tour. Today, we are visiting Australia and we will see it through the eyes of Babette Bensoussan. We will talk about places to visit, favorite Australian books, and music. The emphasis today is less on recipes, and more on books. Picnic at Hanging Rock is a book I have been meaning to read because it is on one of the lists of must-read books. Related…
  • Marcia Mayne: Travel the World through Books and Recipes

    Avil Beckford
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:01 am
    Travel the World through Books and Recipes Excerpt from Book Summaries: Around the World in 120 Days, Week Two, Day One  Marcia Mayne: Travel the World through Books and Recipes Have you ever try to do too many things at once so each thing didn’t get the care it deserved? While working on the Virtual Literary World Tour in 2013, I got the novel idea of conducting mini-interviews with people from all over the world. The interviews were not the signature invisible mentor interview since the focus was primarily on interviewee’s favorite books, the places in their countries they recommend…
  • 7 Great Books That You Probably Haven’t Read

    Avil Beckford
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:19 am
    7 Great Books That You Probably Haven’t Read 7 Great Books That You Probably Haven’t Read This week we are taking a trip down memory lane, so I am diving deep into the archives. I have a lot of new readers, who would enjoy some of the older book reviews. After the sudden death of my brother last week, I am reminded how fleeting life is. While I am trying to come to terms with all I am going through, I have to admit, that after working on client projects, I do not have the energy to write an epic blog post. I hope that you can understand where I am coming from, but it is in this state of…
  • Have You Read These 8 Books by Authors from Asia?

    Avil Beckford
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:20 am
    Have You Read These 8 Books by Authors from Asia? Have you Read These 8 Books by Authors from Asia? This year I am celebrating reading globally. I have visited my archives and pulled out eight books written by authors from Asia that you may want to read. Although many of the books are well written, I didn’t always enjoy them. One book is a bit dark for my liking, but I am still glad that I read it. I am presenting the books because reading books by authors from countries that are very different from our own gives us insights into what life is like in other places. This also allows us to…
  • 10 Lessons from Jess Williams, Bounty Hunter

    Avil Beckford
    1 Mar 2015 | 5:50 am
    10 Lessons from Jess Williams, Bounty Hunter 10 Lessons from Jess Williams, Bounty Hunter Every so often I like to read a book from Jess Williams series of books. Based on what is going on the novels, I would say that the stories are set in the 1800s. Written by Robert J Thomas, the author will not win any book awards for these books because there isn’t much depth to the stories, although there is depth to the character, Jess Williams. I have read about seven of the 36 books so far in the series, and I do so when I need to engage in mindless reading. I am going through a rough patch, trying…
 
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    Rebel Brown

  • How to Make Change a Desirable Thing

    rebel brown
    5 Mar 2015 | 2:29 am
    The Execution Gap is the biggest gap of all. It’s created by combination of  static approaches to managing the strategic roll-out and the organizations’ resistance to change. Since every consultant on the planet has their own version of tools to manage the execution phase – I’m not going to focus on that here.  Instead, I’m focusing on how to make change desirable. Resistance to change is  part of being human.  It’s  the result of an instinctual response that triggers a chemical reaction that drives us to resist whatever change is coming at us. …
  • How to Bridge Your Learning Gap

    rebel brown
    4 Mar 2015 | 2:55 am
    The Learning Gap is a second reason many strategies fail.   Why?  Because we think we know what’s the latest and greatest, when in fact, we don’t. The foundation of the Learning Gap is a paradox.  Here’s how it works We’re all trained to seek the status of expert. In business and in our hobbies and personal pursuits, we strive to gather the knowledge and skills needed to be dubbed a pro. When we reach the status of expert, we enjoy sharing our lessons and insights with all who need them. We mentor the next generation by sharing our expertise and perspectives.  For a…
  • How to Shift Your Reality Gap

    rebel brown
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:03 am
    The Reality Gap is one of the chief contributing factors to failing strategies, in all of our businesses. What’s the Reality Gap? It’s  a by-product of the way our minds work. It’s also the reason we think we know exactly what’s going on in our buyers’ worlds. Why we’re often wrong about their real needs. Say what? Wrong about our buyers’ needs?  But we know best, it’s our jobs to lead them.  Uh huh. That’s part of the Reality Gap too. The belief that we know best is another human mind program. Here’s a reality for you. We vendors…
  • 3 Reasons More Than 70% of Business Strategies Fail

    rebel brown
    1 Mar 2015 | 3:30 pm
    You create a great business strategy.  You just know it’s going to take you to market leadership, and a big bottom line  result. Six months later you’re feeling like you’re pushing on a rope. But you just know everything will come into sync soon. A year later, you’ve tried everything. Your brilliant strategy has gone no where. You’re wondering what the hell happened. You just know that your ideas were brilliant. You know your product offering is just right for your buyers. So why isn’t it working? Welcome to the Gap I’ve worked with hundreds of…
  • Why Sugar Works Better

    rebel brown
    25 Feb 2015 | 3:20 am
    You get more flies with sugar than you do with vinegar… That’s a very powerful rule in any industry. Yet we so often forget the power of the positive spin as we get stuck in the gravity of shock and awe thinking. We fall into the popular approaches all around us. After all – fear and negativity is the trend of the times, right? Just read your social media headlines or blog titles.  The negative far out number the positive. Fear may be the new black but negativity is not the path to loyal buyers. Think about it. How many of your promotions are based on fear or loss? How…
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  • The Quality of our Communication Determines the Quality of our Lives and Workplaces

    Jim Clemmer
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:30 am
    Ironically, in today’s age of instantaneous communication and technologies that have made us a global village, communication breakdowns are the single biggest complaint we hear from our Clients. It’s a complex issue with both cause and effect tightly intertwined. In many cases, people don’t have the skills to address tough issues with each other. And so they do it poorly and raise defensiveness in the other person, or stir up conflict that can get personal and quite vicious. Many times people are afraid to speak up because they have seen others who have been ostracized,…
  • Powerful Combination: Technical Expertise and Relationship Building Skills

    Jim Clemmer
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:30 am
    Craig was a brilliant young engineer who aspired to be the go-to technical leader in his company. He studied journals and books, attended professional conferences, enrolled in technical courses, and was active in his professional association. He prided himself in his outstanding academic ratings. He routinely aced technical exams and scored in the top 10% of his class. As Craig’s technical expertise, experience, and confidence grew, he became increasingly puzzled by how infrequently he was consulted by others for his technical advice. So when a career development opportunity was…
  • Upward Leadership: 7 Tactics to Influence Your Boss

    Jim Clemmer
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:30 am
    One of the most read articles on our web site is “Bad Boss: Learn How to Manage Your Manager“. Upward leadership is a crucial and often underdeveloped skill. Many people give far too much power and control to their boss. If they’ve won the “boss lottery” and report to a great leader, work life is good. If the boss is a mediocre or weak leader, work life can be tolerable. And if they’ve drawn the short straw and have a boss from hell, work life can be miserable. We’ve long defined leadership as an action, not a position. Strong leaders influence,…
  • Are You Seeing Through the Eyes of Your Customer?

    Jim Clemmer
    19 Feb 2015 | 2:33 am
    It’s all about perception. Eons ago the ancient Greek Philosopher, Epictetus, mused, “What concerns me is not the way things are, but rather the way people think things are.” We so easily mouth the words “perception is reality.” But do we seek out and work from our customers’ reality? Or do we tend to dismiss key internal partner or external customer expectations as, “that’s not reality, that’s just their perception.” A major driver of the enduring service/quality leadership and success of the Four Seasons international hotel chain…
  • Whose Definition of Customer Service Are You Using?

    Jim Clemmer
    17 Feb 2015 | 2:10 am
    Customer service and quality is highly talked about and rarely delivered. Consequently, many companies pay a high “marketing tax” to counteract damaged brand perceptions and bad buzz from poor customer service. Part of the problem is because service/quality is a very slippery concept. It’s exasperatingly difficult to define and a source of great confusion to many executives. There are a range of differences in premises, concepts, and even in the meanings of key words. Definitions of “service/quality” depend on the mind set of servers/producers, their support…
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    Global NLP Training Blog

  • A Multidisciplinary Approach to NLP Coaching

    Nicole Schneider
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:26 am
    If you followed your training with Global NLP Training you probably heard Nicole (or one of her trainers) often say “When in doubt, refer out.” A very sound advice. As an NLP coach you are pretty all rounded and your potential client outreach is immense. However there will be times when the needs of your client exceed what you are able to offer them. These needs and your ability to meet them should be your main focus and if that means your client finding a more suited professional, then don’t hesitate to help them do so. Recognizing your limitations will only serve to make you a better…
  • Designing your first NLP workshop

    Nicole Schneider
    17 Feb 2015 | 6:45 am
    NLP (mini) workshops are a great way of getting the name of your coaching company out there and finding potential clients. The thought of designing your own workshop can be pretty daunting while it’s actually quite simple if you take a step by step approach and make use of the NLP techniques you have already learned. 1.  Audience:  First you’ll need to decide on the audience you want to reach with your workshop. Having a specific group in mind is hugely important as it will form the basis for all the following steps. Remember your promoting your coaching company to this audience so…
  • NLP for Better Sleep

    Nicole Schneider
    14 Feb 2015 | 5:13 am
    NLP can be a powerful tool for improving your sleep patterns. Clients often ask me for NLP techniques to improve their sleeping patterns or cure their insomnia. Most people think the “problem” of their inability to get proper sleep starts in the evening, the moment they put their head on their pillow. I have discovered that figuring out what happens right before my clients go to bed is only part of the puzzle. I usually start asking a lot of questions. The questions I ask are known in NLP as meta model questions, and they give me a good idea what the underlying problem is and what…
  • Finished your NLP Training and want to start coaching?

    Nicole Schneider
    6 Feb 2015 | 4:25 am
    You’ve completed your NLP training and you’re eager to put everything you’ve learned into practice and to start building your coaching business? Taking the time to plan will really benefit you in the long run. So how do you go about putting all your new found knowledge to good use? 1. Rest: First things first. If you’ve completed the immersion training given by Global NLP Training you’re possibly exhausted. Your mind is probably in overload from all you’ve learned in the past 15 days and plans for the future. Take the time to recoup, rest and return to the balance of your life.
  • Six Solutions to Common Life Coach Business Failures

    Nicole Schneider
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:33 am
    Life coach business failures I have seen so many times over, having been in the business since 1997, and teaching coaches since 2006. Failure is feedback! 1. When life coaches run their business from a cave. The number 1 reason for a life coach business fail is hiding in a cave behind the computer. A service as personal as life coaching isn’t simply made by blogging, Facebooking, and sending out news blasts. Though not unimportant, too many get stuck in the cave with these as their focus. You need to get outside of your house to market your business! Think of giving workshops, talking to…
 
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  • Manage Stress and Exhaustion During Business Travel

    Diane Craig
    24 Feb 2015 | 2:16 pm
    When traveling for business, days can extend well beyond a conventional workday. Filled with breakfast events, meetings, presentations, networking meals and cocktails, the schedule can go on and on. Especially when business brings you far from the comforts of home, this kind of travel can be exhausting.   Yet for important business that draws you from afar, it is important to exhibit Executive Presence and put forward your best professional image. Managing stress and exhaustion while traveling can help you to perform well, as well as make the experience much more enjoyable. A few steps…
  • Complaining with Grace

    Diane Craig
    12 Feb 2015 | 2:07 pm
    It is important to be able to voice your opinion when issues or concerns arise. The main point to consider here is how you deliver your opinion or complaint. On one hand, a complaint can be constructive and help to solve a problem. But when poorly executed, a complaint can damage relationships, create tension, and reflect negatively on the person behind the opinion.   Here are some points to consider before lodging a complaint of your own. Complaining on the Internet Social Media If you are ready to launch into a tirade on a public forum on the web through a LinkedIn post, a tweet, or a…
  • Informational Interviews: The Why and How

    Diane Craig
    6 Feb 2015 | 2:09 pm
    Whether you are at the start of your career or you are seeking a professional change, informational interviews are a great tool for learning about the jobs, companies, or fields you aim to pursue. When conducting research on an industry using resources that are widely available to the general public, it can be difficult to gain more than a basic sense of what a profession entails or what a company actually achieves. However, an informational interview can lend an insider’s perspective, telling more about a company’s culture, day-to-day work, key priorities, and important issues within…
  • Throughout Your Career, Never Burn Bridges

    Diane Craig
    2 Feb 2015 | 7:51 am
    Often when people quit jobs or leave negative professional situations, they are tempted to cut all ties with their former employers – and sometimes even speak poorly about the company or its employees. More often than not, this approach will have repercussions in the future. Keeping distance from former colleagues is one thing, but actively condemning an organization and those who work there is a more serious issue. Moving between jobs in this manner does not demonstrate Executive Presence and will not benefit your reputation. Instead, maintaining ties and keeping a respectful attitude will…
  • Make 2015 the Year You Develop Executive Presence

    Diane Craig
    19 Jan 2015 | 8:14 am
    If you have considered developing your Executive Presence, elevating your career, or acquiring highly rated credentials, 2015 may be your year to do it. It is a big year for Corporate Class Inc. and Executive Presence – not only are our public-enrollment programs and seminars back by popular demand, but also we are offering a brand new intensive certification program based on feedback of current and potential participants. With the breadth and depth of our programs, we continue to cater to professionals with a variety of goals. Read about our upcoming sessions below and see which one could…
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  • A.C.T. Like a Hero: The Journey to Self

    Patsi Krakoff
    1 Mar 2015 | 1:49 pm
    The hero’s journey has been told and retold in many different ways in every culture throughout the world. Yours might go something like this: You’ve got all your ducks in a row, established some healthy routines, and you’re comfortably progressing on your career path. Then “bam!” you hit a wall. You’re stuck. You wake up knowing something’s missing and you don’t know what it is. It’s relatively common: It may be a mid-life thing, or it can happen early on, and it also strikes toward the end of one’s career. In that moment of stuckness, we are faced with three choices: go…
  • The Quest for Leadership Purpose

    Patsi Krakoff
    16 Feb 2015 | 8:29 pm
    Do you know what your leadership purpose is? If you want to drive a high-performance organization, you must find ways to make employee performance meaningful. Sadly, many executive teams focus on numbers instead of words when trying to motivate people to achieve more. Carrots and sticks may work in some situations, but leaders must engage hearts and minds to truly excite people to give their all. Great leaders have a profound impact in their communities, families and key societal realms (i.e., sports, politics). Nowhere is good leadership more important than at work, where we devote…
  • Successful Living through Mindfulness

    Patsi Krakoff
    2 Feb 2015 | 11:26 am
    Most self-help books focus on how you can achieve more. How can you do more, be more… and do it all faster. This article takes the opposite tack: how and why you should simply sit and be still. The practice of mindfulness – being fully present and aware of the here and now – leads to successful living and greater fulfillment in all aspects of work and life. The happiest and most successful people are those who have developed their social and emotional intelligence. They have finely tuned self-knowledge and self-awareness. This includes: The ability to connect with personal…
  • In Search of Authentic Leaders

    Patsi Krakoff
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:21 am
    Authenticity has become the gold standard for leadership. But a simplistic understanding of what it means can hinder your growth and limit your impact. ~ Herminia Ibarra, The Authenticity Paradox, Harvard Business Review, January 2015 Employees at all organizational levels seek meaning and fulfillment at work. Most are willing to work hard for authentic, trustworthy leaders. People are not easily fooled or quick to offer their loyalty, which explains why inauthentic leaders struggle to hire and retain exceptional staffers. Unmotivated direct reports often “phone it in” each day. Authentic…
  • In Praise of Leadership Humility

    Patsi Krakoff
    7 Jan 2015 | 4:39 am
    The attribute of leadership humility is not often celebrated in performance reviews, nor is it a part of leadership development programs. Maybe it should be. We live in an era of self-celebration, and bravado announces our confidence. At work, ambitious people enthusiastically self-promote in order to be singled out for promotion and stretch positions. Yet as professor of business psychology Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic says, “Bluster and the alpha instinct often get mistaken for ability and effectiveness.” We have a large volume of evidence about the perils of hubris and, consequently,…
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  • Leadership In Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood

    Suzi Pomerantz
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:38 am
    Leadership takes many forms.  Most effectively, it is when a visionary sees a conversation that is missing, and creates that conversation.  Mr. Rogers did that in a children’s television show that had a lasting impact, for several generations. Even more than a decade after his death, Mr. Rogers provides leadership.  PBS originally aired this segment a year after the 9/11 attacks and just months before Mr. Rogers passed away from stomach cancer at age 74.  It’s a short, poignant, inspiring clip:  
  • Integrity Equation

    Suzi Pomerantz
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:18 am
  • Books for Coaches and Entrepreneurs!

    Suzi Pomerantz
    24 Dec 2014 | 6:12 am
    By clicking the image, you’ll be taken to my book page, where you can learn more about (and link to purchase) any of these books that I’ve authored or co-authored. However, in time for the holidays, you can now get my first best-seller, Seal the Deal, for a super-cheap ebook price! ONLY $3.99 through January 2, 2015!!! That’s a huge savings…the paperback version of the book retails for $23.  The e-book version is usually $9.99, but if you click the link below and enter the coupon code, you can get Seal the Deal for a steal! …
  • The six essential ‘roles of engagement’ for leaders in 2015

    Suzi Pomerantz
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:57 pm
    Guest post by Dr. Mark McKergow and Helen Bailey The New Year can often bring about plenty of opportunities for change in the workplace, offering a chance for new beginnings and fresh starts, with colleagues feeling revitalised and reinvigorated after the winter break. This year, managers should use the transition into 2015 as an opportunity to introduce the notion of Host Leadership, and welcome with it the idea of using roles instead of rules. ‘Rules’ are things you have to follow all the time. ‘Roles’, on the other hand, are about stepping forward in different ways and changing our…
  • 5 Conversations to Transform Trust and Engagement at Work

    Suzi Pomerantz
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:45 am
    Guest author Nigel Purse shares this post about the 5 Conversations you need to have with yourself, as a leader, to improve your own engagement and performance. Enjoy! 5 Leadership Conversations you need to have with yourself In 2013 my colleagues and I developed the 5 Conversations concept which teaches leaders how, when and why to hold five heartfelt, courageous and authentic conversations with their team or co-workers to improve performance and engagement. It was created as we felt passionately that leaders need to learn the simple truth that building relationships with those whom they…
 
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    Azzarello Group

  • Using time better

    Patty Azzarello
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:30 pm
    This month’s webinar was on the topic of Using Time Better If you missed it, you can download the recording. How well do you use time? It’s easy to blame others for making us too busy, but the first step is to face up to the fact that we alone, are the resource of our own time. What we choose to say yes to, decides how much time we have. And how we choose invest the time we do have, also makes a big difference in the kinds of things we are able to get done. If you’d like to get more, better stuff done, and have more fun in your life, consider taking more control of your time.
  • Get more control of your time and energy

    Patty Azzarello
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:57 am
    Resist the Internet sometimes Ok, right off the bat… If you are reading this blog in bed, stop now, turn your device off, do something else for now, and come back to the internet later… I could probably end this blog right here, because this is the main point. Bu there are three important ideas here… 1. Our brains as humans are very susceptible to input right before we fall asleep and right after we wake up. Be careful what you feed your brian in those moments. 2. If you control the first moments of your day, you’ll have a better day. 3. The light that glowing screens…
  • Why you need to draw your 1-person org chart

    Patty Azzarello
    17 Feb 2015 | 9:55 am
    What is an org chart for? This was a lesson I learned in my corporate career, and have carried through to my entrepreneurial career. When you think of an org chart, people usually think about it as a way to visually organize people. To me this misses the value of the org chart entirely. What an org chart should convey are groupings of actions, work and desired outcomes. — The fact that there are people in the boxes is secondary. Any business has a task-outcome oriented org chart that is a tuned version of this. When I started my business, even though I was only one person at the time,…
  • Stepping up to manage former peers…

    Patty Azzarello
    10 Feb 2015 | 1:22 pm
    What has really changed? One day you are working with your peers as colleagues, and the next day you are their manager. Now what? You are the same person as you were the day before, so what now makes you worthy of being in charge? Why should you suddenly be able to tell your peers what to do? And why would they listen? This is a quagmire many people face – at every level. It’s a different job I think there is a tendency to over complicate this, or to look for the magic spell which suddenly gets everyone to behave differently and feel comfortable doing so. The fact of the matter is…
  • Are you a good manager?

    Patty Azzarello
    2 Feb 2015 | 3:47 pm
    This month’s webinar was on the topic of Are You a Good Manager? If you missed it, you can download the recording. Are YOU a good manager? This is a special and really important webinar. There is nothing you can do to improve the bottom line of your business more than to make sure that all your managers are good managers. (some research on this) But what makes a good manager? I spend a lot of time on this topic. Through my workshops with clients I help educate and motivate their leaders to think and work more strategically, improve their management skills and to develop a strong personal…
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    Coaches Training Blog

  • How Much is Good Relationship Coach Salary?

    Fred Phillips
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:03 am
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  • Life Coaching VS The World

    Cheryl McKinney
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:03 am
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  • Sam Owen: Relationship Coach Extraordinaire

    Fred Phillips
    28 Feb 2015 | 6:03 am
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  • Do You Want a Big or Small Business Coaching Salary?

    Fred Phillips
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:03 am
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  • What is Valwood Christian Leadership Coaching?

    Fred Phillips
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:03 am
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  • Learning

    Bruce Hodes and CMI
    18 Feb 2015 | 9:26 am
     Have you ever attended a workshop on coaching or leadership?  Have you read a few good books which were useful to you as a coach or a leader?  Do you consider you and your leadership team to already be “good enough” as coaches and leaders?  Are your employees fully engaged?  Have you fully tapped into their potential?  Suppose you could learn a disciplined practice where you continuously honed your skills while leading your organization.  Imagine each time you exercise your leadership or coaching skills as a feedback opportunity, a chance for continuous…
  • 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…
  • That Dog Don't Hunt Part IV

    Bruce Hodes and CMI
    23 Jun 2014 | 10:00 pm
    You must be wondering what happened to Charlie’s company, the dog that did not hunt. There is a happy ending. With Charlie the transition took about four months. First Norman had to buy in and that took a while. He did not want to hurt Charlie. Then the hardship and chaos that Charlie was inflicting on the company became overwhelming.Unfortunately (or fortunately for the company) Charlie had to deal with a critical medical condition which made the transition easier. He was gone for a month. The company welcomed a critical new hire who took over most of what Charlie did. For the month that…
  • That Dog Don't Hunt Part III

    Bruce Hodes and CMI
    16 Jun 2014 | 10:00 pm
    So what is one to do when dealing with family transitions and situations? The first step is realizing that the transition needs to happen. The older generation needs to see that it is part of their role is to turn over the leadership of the company to capable younger leadership. It is important that they face their mortality and aging as a part of life that must be dealt with. A telltale sign of failure is when the older generation does not plan to leave. In fact they may be getting more involved. Consider the following as rules to live by if you want the transition from one generation to…
  • That Dog Don't Hunt Part II

    Bruce Hodes and CMI
    9 Jun 2014 | 10:00 pm
    When generational transitions in family business do not occur strategically, they can destructively impact the company as well destroy familial relations. This is called a double whammy.  Alternatively transitions between generations in a family owned company can work really well. Here is an example. Steve was a gracious CEO and leader. A couple years ago, he formally retired and turned over the company to his competent son. Steve still comes to work. He is punctually in at seven and out at eleven. On a typical day, he enters the building, says hi to everyone and they engage with him in…
 
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    Coaching Excellence

  • 3 Tips In Dealing With Life’s Rough Patches

    ipeccoaching
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:20 pm
    For those who live in warmer climates, winter weather is rarely a concern. As a north-easterner, we can get some pretty severe winter storms. I can deal with the cold and even a foot of snow. But, the worst is freezing rain that becomes black ice on the roads, walkways, and stairs. If you’ve experienced it, you know how treacherous it can be. If you haven’t, trust me, you don’t want to. Now, the ice isn’t really black, it’s transparent. Yeah, a nice, unseen, stealthy hazard that will send you crashing to the ground or skidding out of control. Usually, […]
  • The First Step To Creating Sustainable Wellbeing

    ipeccoaching
    11 Feb 2015 | 12:16 pm
    When it comes to consistently making conscious healthy choices, discipline isn’t enough. Even with my years of training as a professional athlete, I found it too easy to break from my strategies. Something was missing. Reflect and follow intuitive strategies to make a sustainable change. My role at iPEC has given me the opportunity to really study sustainable behavior change, while also taking into consideration what might have contributed to the times that I successfully stuck to my own wellbeing strategies. It may seem counter intuitive to go into stillness and contemplation when you are…
  • Coaches Get Coached, Too

    ipeccoaching
    4 Feb 2015 | 9:27 am
    Being in the industry that I am, people frequently ask me if I ever worked with a coach or if I presently do. Short answer, “Yes.” Longer answer… I’ve worked with multiple coaches; I always do. Coaches and mastermind groups have always been a critical element of my own development. Recently, I’ve even been working with some coaches from a messaging and branding standpoint because I’m doing a lot more speaking these days. I think it’s critical because it provides a time of introspection, not just for me, but for everyone. I like to relate this to the Air Force’s…
  • When Work…Really Isn’t Work

    ipeccoaching
    12 Jan 2015 | 5:28 pm
    I’ve been in the coaching game for quite a while. At times, I wish I had found my calling sooner. Other times, I think I found it exactly when I was supposed to. Perhaps the universe had been calling me and I hadn’t heard it. Or, maybe the universe didn’t beckon until the time was right. I’m not sure. Probably a bit of both. One thing I’m sure of is that today, this moment, I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be. Aside from time spent with my family and friends, nothing brings me more pleasure and satisfaction. My job never […]
  • Keep The Fire Burning

    ipeccoaching
    8 Jan 2015 | 3:19 pm
    The beginning of the New Year often brings motivation for change. I see it at the gym, that’s for sure. For the first few weeks of January, it’s always more crowded than usual. Then, the crowds seem to thin out. Usually, by early February, attendance is back to normal. Has everyone met their health and fitness objectives for the year in just a few weeks? Nope. Mostly, for whatever reason, they just have lost their motivation to follow through on their goal of getting into better shape. It’s not uncommon. However, I have noticed that those who work out with […]
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    Vantage Point

  • Experteer Smartphone App Now Available for Android!

    Margaret Quigley
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    The staff of Experteer is excited to announce the launch of Experteer’s Smartphone App for Android devices! Launched on February 26, 2015, Android users with version 4.4 and higher can now download our free new career app. Experteer’s app is now available for both Apple and Android systems, the two largest mobile operating systems, and our discrete job platform is also available as a web based solution. Just like our service on Experteer.com, users can use the app to find top senior management positions, or increase their chances of being discovered by leading headhunters and…
  • The Most Sought After Skills for Senior Management

    Susanne Schlossbauer
    4 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    A globalized economy, flat hierarchies and extensive online communication – the job market has changed dramatically in the past few years. With these changes, the demands on employees have also increased. Technical knowledge alone is no longer enough in today’s business world – international studies show that professional success is at least 50 percent dependent on soft-skills, like teamwork. So what skills do you offer that make help you take your career a step further? Here, we’re sharing the most sought after skills for senior management, and showing you how to best…
  • The Headhunter’s Ideal Candidate – Are You The Total Package?

    Margaret Quigley
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    So you went to Yale, but you can’t say a single sentence without stuttering? According to headhunter Celine Choisel of BiermannNeff, the ideal candidate is well spoken, charismatic, and skilled. Sure, you may have years of experience and a doctorate degree, but if you can’t convince Ms. Choisel that you’re a good fit for the position, you may be out of luck. Ms. Choisel was kind enough to share her perspective on potential candidates, as well as her experience working as a female headhunter in a male dominated field. So read on to find out more about how you can become the…
  • 6 Tips for Increasing your Self-Confidence at Work

    Susanne Adelhardt
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    What is the secret to success, according to the top executives in your company? No, it’s not incomparable charm, and it’s not necessarily a Harvard degree – though these certainly don’t hurt. It’s much more likely this person possesses an invaluable trait: self confidence.Some people are born with it, no question. But this quality is also something that you can train within yourself, that can help make you irresistible to your employees. So read on, and learn what your superiors and colleagues already know: how self-confidence makes you a top boss and our tips…
  • 6 People Who Will Destroy Your Team (and How to Deal With Them)

    Upasna Kakroo
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    One could train the team members to hone their skills or learn those brand new tools, but experts often say that it is impossible to fully change the work-attitudes people bring with them. This is especially more difficult at senior levels, where many years of experience ensure the attitudes are almost set in stone. So, as a manager hiring talent into your team, what must you be vary of? Isaiah Hankel recently shared this list for businesses. We thought this was just as relevant in team settings. So here’s our list of the most tough 6 people who will destroy your team culture. It all…
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