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  • Why Are We Excited About Ello? Because It’s Not Facebook!

    Madalyn Sklar - Social Media Coach & Music Marketing
    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…
  • Short Cut Choices - Coach &/ Mentor?

    WordPress Tag: Business Coaching
    Mentors 4 Growth LLC
    3 Sep 2014 | 8:51 am
    I remember being told “It’s not what you know, or who you know, that advances your life.” “It’s what you know about who you know!” Who Can Show Me How? Folks get mighty confused when it comes to finding the right kind of help and support in business. As a leader in business, I engage with many people who challenge me, support me and show me really cool ways to achieve my goals with maximum leverage of time and money. To some extent,  I don’t care what they call themselves professionally,  as long as they can make good judgement calls on the style of…
  • 7 Ways to Communicate More Effectively in a Digital Age

    thoughtLEADERS, LLC
    Mike Figliuolo
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:23 pm
    Today’s post is by Frank Pietrucha, thoughtLEADERS instructor and author of Supercommunicator (CLICK HERE to get your copy). Are your communication skills up to digital snuff? We all know hairstyles and hem lengths change but now styles of expression are also evolving… just like a fashion trend.   Do you automatically think “document” or “PowerPoint” when […] This is only the beginning of the thought... Please click the article headline above or go to http://www.thoughtleadersllc.com/blog for more.
  • Work as a Race Day

    Professional Development
    Izzy Justice
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:20 am
    This week, I will be attempting to complete my second Ironman Triathlon. For those not familiar with the race, it is a 2.4 mile swim in the Tennessee river, following by 116 miles (4 more than normal) of a bike ride across Tennesee and Georgia, and then a 26.2 mile run (marathon) in the downtown Chattanooga district. All of this starts around 740AM on Sunday September 28th, and has to be completed by midnight. The central premise of my last book (www.triathleteq.com) was that these endurance events are as much an emotional endurance test as they are a physical endurance test. How might this…
  • CS Lewis Personal Library

    The Invisible Mentor
    Avil Beckford
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:10 am
    CS Lewis Personal Library – The Shaping of a Mind CS Lewis Personal Library Born on November 29, 1898 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Clive Staples Lewis (CS Lewis), was a writer, critic, Anglican scholar and theologian. As a boy, he read voraciously, wrote about an imaginary world,  called Boxen – “Animal-Land”, which was inhabited by talking beasts. At Oxford, CS Lewis studied the classics, philosophy and English. Between 1925 and 1954, he was the fellow of English language and literature at Magdalen College, Oxford. Close male friends – his brother Warren, JRR Tolkien,…
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    Madalyn Sklar - Social Media Coach & Music Marketing

  • 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…
  • #TwitterSmarter Case Study with Musician/Blogger Martina Fasano

    Madalyn Sklar
    13 May 2014 | 5:58 pm
    It all started with a free webinar I hosted back in December. I knew Martina Fasano, a musician/music blogger, from the GoGirls Twitter chat (#ggchat). She’s a regular on there, always friendly and eager to share valuable information.  She stood out to me because she was more than a musician. She was a rock music blogger with a cool Twitter profile image. [Note: the image she has on there now is ever cooler!] Martina recently took my #TwitterSmarter online class. She zipped through the 4 modules in less than a week. What impressed me is that she went right to work. She followed my…
 
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  • Short Cut Choices - Coach &/ Mentor?

    Mentors 4 Growth LLC
    3 Sep 2014 | 8:51 am
    I remember being told “It’s not what you know, or who you know, that advances your life.” “It’s what you know about who you know!” Who Can Show Me How? Folks get mighty confused when it comes to finding the right kind of help and support in business. As a leader in business, I engage with many people who challenge me, support me and show me really cool ways to achieve my goals with maximum leverage of time and money. To some extent,  I don’t care what they call themselves professionally,  as long as they can make good judgement calls on the style of…
  • 6 Reasons Getting Up Early Could Make You More Successful

    Stephen D. Milton
    3 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    LinkedIn Influencer, Ilya Pozin published this post originally on LinkedIn. It’s been proven time and time again that the most successful people tend to be early risers. The person you spy out your window going for an early morning jog while you’re still in your pajamas probably knows some secrets to success. Is there a correlation between early birds and future success? If so, what secrets are morning people discovering before you’ve had your first cup of coffee? Before we dive into early bird behavior, let’s first look at some of the reasons why some people just…
  • The Go-Giver

    Scentsy by Smarter Scents
    3 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Have you ever wondered what the secret to success is? I know I have. The company that we have built our home based business around, Scentsy, has always believed in and preached giving more than you take. In the beginning I didn’t really understand what this meant, and I was confused by the very thought. We are now in our third year of operating our Scentsy Home Based Business, Smarter Scents, and I am happy to say that we are living what Scentsy has always preached. I have to admit, I had some help from a book, written by a couple of very influential business entrepreneurs titled, The…
  • The Price Is Right: Calculating Your Worth

    FRESH iDEAS Podcast
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:30 pm
    This weeks Blog is a Guest Blog from Jemma Redden, Head of Communications at Hitachi Driving Instructor Services….. “Setting lesson prices is a hot topic for driving instructors because there are split opinions on what is right. Let’s take a look at some of the common ways driving lesson prices are set and tips on how to calculate your worth. To start this topic I asked an open question on Facebook. Here are some of the initial responses I received. Some instructors fall into the trap of picking a number based on little or no evidence. Earlier this year, motoring expert Mike…
  • Are Business Coaches focused on YOUR Bottom Line? or theirs???

    Shelley Mitchell, BA, ACC, CPM - My Personal Business Coach
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:58 pm
    How many coaches or coaching programs out there have a lineup of successful clients who are truly making MORE MONEY?  (& not just one-off testimonials you see here-and-there on stage or on a sales page… But real clients, day in and day out, who are consistently working on their business and are making MORE MONEY with the support of their mentor and coach?) Truthfully… there aren’t MANY… There are many coaches and coaching programs out there who can show you how to shine… They can show you how to get your systems in order… They can show you the…
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    thoughtLEADERS, LLC

  • 7 Ways to Communicate More Effectively in a Digital Age

    Mike Figliuolo
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:23 pm
    Today’s post is by Frank Pietrucha, thoughtLEADERS instructor and author of Supercommunicator (CLICK HERE to get your copy). Are your communication skills up to digital snuff? We all know hairstyles and hem lengths change but now styles of expression are also evolving… just like a fashion trend.   Do you automatically think “document” or “PowerPoint” when […] This is only the beginning of the thought... Please click the article headline above or go to http://www.thoughtleadersllc.com/blog for more.
  • The Leader’s Edge – Paradox Thinking

    Mike Figliuolo
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:02 am
    Today’s post is by Deborah Schroeder-Saulnier, author of The Power of Paradox (CLICK HERE to get your copy). A company wants to be known for innovation at the same time customers embrace it for its stability, to thrill shareholders with strong short-term revenue results and concurrently take actions to ensure long-term health. From those two […] This is only the beginning of the thought... Please click the article headline above or go to http://www.thoughtleadersllc.com/blog for more.
  • When does providing feedback become too distracting?

    Mike Figliuolo
    25 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    Our reader poll today asks: When does providing feedback become too distracting? – Never. All feedback is great to give and receive: 12% – Sometimes. People don’t always provide actionable feedback: 71% – Often. Too much feedback becomes distracting and confusing: 14% – All of the time. Enough with the feedback already. Let’s do some […] 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 Key Skills You Must Have to Lead a High Performing Team

    Mike Figliuolo
    24 Sep 2014 | 12:14 am
    As the leader of a high performing team, you’re personally responsible for making sure your team has the required set of skills to succeed and execute against all the initiatives on your prioritization list. You need to evaluate your team’s mission, look at the key initiatives, and then map out the skills and capabilities required […] This is only the beginning of the thought... Please click the article headline above or go to http://www.thoughtleadersllc.com/blog for more.
  • What Makes a Group Smart?

    Mike Figliuolo
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:02 am
    Today’s post is is adapted from a longer interview with Thomas Malone, conducted by Art Kleiner of strategy+business. What if you could measure the intelligence of a group? What if you could predict which committees, assigned to design a horse, would end up with a camel, versus which would develop a thoroughbred—or a race car? […] 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

  • Work as a Race Day

    Izzy Justice
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:20 am
    This week, I will be attempting to complete my second Ironman Triathlon. For those not familiar with the race, it is a 2.4 mile swim in the Tennessee river, following by 116 miles (4 more than normal) of a bike ride across Tennesee and Georgia, and then a 26.2 mile run (marathon) in the downtown Chattanooga district. All of this starts around 740AM on Sunday September 28th, and has to be completed by midnight. The central premise of my last book (www.triathleteq.com) was that these endurance events are as much an emotional endurance test as they are a physical endurance test. How might this…
  • One-A-Week

    Izzy Justice
    8 Sep 2014 | 6:37 am
    One of the pleasures of my job is I get to have meaningful and substantive conversations with people within the context of my being a coach and the other party being someone who has hired me to help them. I am an executive coach, not a therapist, so my clients are people who are very intelligent, talented and generally successful but not happy. I have seen quite a shift in the “knowledge” of these folks over the past 10 years or so. With social media and abundance of easily accessible knowledge via the internet, it is infinitely easier now for folks to find information in all kinds of…
  • Truth … the new Sexy

    Izzy Justice
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:32 am
    Like most, I was both shocked and incredibly sad that the great comic Robin Williams died last week. I followed quite a good bit of the news both on mainstream and social media. I was most moved by pictures of people standing on their desks professing: “Oh Captain My Captain” – a line from one of my all-time favorite movies, Dead Poets Society. I tried to glean what it was exactly that so many people from so many generations from so many different parts of the world loved about this man. I have concluded it was his ability to tell the simple truth. Sure he was a genius at…
  • That “one experience” …

    Izzy Justice
    4 Aug 2014 | 10:15 am
    I am fortunate enough to have a profession where having authentic conversations is part of my job. I hear many stories from very accomplished people. What they have in common is well researched and documented already and of the many shared attributes of these folks, I enjoy listening to that ‘one experience’ they all have after which, their self confidence is impenetrable. It may waiver from time to time with failure and success, but the belief that they are special enough to do great things is forever imprinted in their DNA. What these stories have in common is what I call “the…
  • A good day – EQ

    Izzy Justice
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:27 am
    In a recent conversation, a good friend of mine was sharing the details of her previous day. She said it was a day filled with all kinds of very different and unanticipated challenges – both on the personal and professional fronts. This was very different from her normal day. She was able to get through the day successfully but was totally exhausted. I told her she had a great day. My valuation of her day surprised her and she asked: How could that possibly be a great day?   From an EQ perspective, we all know there is a broad spectrum of emotions we can feel in any given day.
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    The Invisible Mentor

  • CS Lewis Personal Library

    Avil Beckford
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:10 am
    CS Lewis Personal Library – The Shaping of a Mind CS Lewis Personal Library Born on November 29, 1898 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Clive Staples Lewis (CS Lewis), was a writer, critic, Anglican scholar and theologian. As a boy, he read voraciously, wrote about an imaginary world,  called Boxen – “Animal-Land”, which was inhabited by talking beasts. At Oxford, CS Lewis studied the classics, philosophy and English. Between 1925 and 1954, he was the fellow of English language and literature at Magdalen College, Oxford. Close male friends – his brother Warren, JRR Tolkien,…
  • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley – Book Review

    Avil Beckford
    24 Sep 2014 | 10:58 am
    Brave New World by Aldous Huxley – Book Review Brave New World by Aldous Huxley – Book Review Chief Bottler, Director of hatcheries and Conditioning, Director of Predestination, Deputy Assistant Fertilizer-General, Professor of Feelies in the College of Emotional Engineering, Dean of the Westminster Community Singery, Supervisor of Bokanovskification, State Conditioning Centre – I invite you into the world of Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. In this brave new world, babies are essentially manufactured on an assembly line, and while they sleep at nights, they are preprogrammed so that…
  • Oscar Wilde Personal Library – The Shaping of a Mind

    Avil Beckford
    23 Sep 2014 | 3:12 am
    Oscar Wilde Personal Library – The Shaping of a Mind Although we  are celebrating Banned Books Week September 21−27, 2014, I have decided that I would present Oscar Wilde’s personal library because his play Salome was banned and he had to remove parts of his book, The Picture of Dorian Gray because it was considered homoerotic and suggestive. Over 120 years later, Harvard University Press published the original text of The Picture of Dorian Gray. I think the version of the book I read is probably the version where chunks of the story were removed. If you have not read The…
  • Welcome to Banned Books Week – September 21−27, 2014

    Avil Beckford
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:13 am
    Welcome to Banned Books Week – September 21−27, 2014 Welcome to Banned Books Week – September 21−27, 2014 Reading is important because it is one of the best ways to shape a mind, and that is one of the reasons why I have done the personal libraries of successful people series. People should have the freedom to read what they want to read, but they should be responsible about how they apply the information. Many great men have read the great books, the same books that Hitler and Stalin read, yet they did not commit despicable acts such as the holocaust and labor camps – Hitler and…
  • How Successful People Think by John C Maxwell – Book Review

    Avil Beckford
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:43 am
    How Successful People Think by John C Maxwell – Book Review How Successful People Think by John C Maxwell – Book Review I purchased How Successful People Think: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life by John C Maxwell based on the title and the author. I did not flip through the book or look at the table of contents. If you are looking for a book with how-to advice nicely laid out, this book is not for you. As someone who reads a lot, and process large amounts of information, the content of this book is not new to me. Despite this, How Successful People Think is useful because I need…
 
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    The Clemmer Group » Blog

  • Turning Your Organization Upside Down

    Jim Clemmer
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    After listening to an angry customer vent his dissatisfaction with the organization’s service, a supervisor replied, “If it’s any consolation to you, we treat our employees worse than we treat our customers.” You’ve heard it said that no one can serve two masters. In too many organizations with their traditional top down hierarchy, that means front-line teams are too often focused on serving the boss as their master. High performing service/quality organizations turn their organization chart upside down to keep everyone focused on the only master who counts…
  • Put Employees First to Delight Customers

    Jim Clemmer
    24 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    How can apathetic or disengaged frontline servers produce happy customers? Some exceptional employee will delight customers despite how they’re treated by their boss or the organization. Most don’t. The vast majority of employees directly reflect the care and service they experience every day in their team or workplace. “The Secret to Delighting Customers? Put Employees First“, co-authored by Disney Institute and McKinsey & Company, reports that “companies offering an exceptional customer experience can exceed their peers’ gross margin by more than 26…
  • Feedback is Critical to Leadership and Organization Effectiveness

    Jim Clemmer
    23 Sep 2014 | 5:27 pm
    We are working with a large industrial company having big problems with a multi-billion dollar project that will make or break the company’s future. To understand the roots of this potential disaster we interviewed and surveyed key project leaders, managers, and executives. This was followed by offsite retreats with key leaders that included “moose hunting” exercises (see “Authentic Communication: Dealing with Moose-on-the-Table“) using a safe and anonymous process to bring out everyone’s true views of what was really happening and to foster real…
  • Video Clip: Focusing on Gaps 2 – 3 Times Less Effective

    Jim Clemmer
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Last week I had two separate one-on-one coaching sessions with the Provost and a key Dean at a major university. We were reviewing the 360 assessment report they’d just received from students, faculty, peers, their manager, and others. Both assessments were quite strong with many leadership competencies rated at the 90th percentile and most above the 70th percentile. These scores put them in the top 10% of leaders in both our academic and global databases. Perhaps because of their careers steeped in academia they struggled to let go of a few weaker areas (they weren’t “fatal…
  • 9 Habits That Lead to Terrible Decisions

    Jim Clemmer
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Zenger Folkman continues to mine their growing database (over 500,000 raters of more than 50,000 leaders) for new leadership insights. Jack Zenger and Joe Folkman’s recent Harvard Business Review blog reports on their latest research study comparing the behaviors of the very best and the very worst decision makers. These nine behaviors — listed from most to least significant — emerged as the most common approaches of the worst decision makers: • Laziness • Not anticipating unexpected results • Indecisiveness • Remaining locked in the past • Having no strategic…
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    Global NLP Training Blog

  • Why is NLP Training Like a James Bond Movie!

    Nicole Schneider
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:23 am
    NLP Training like a James Bond movie? Uh what? No I haven’t officially lost it. In fact, I am not a fan of James Bond at all (don’t shoot me.) Okay, NLP training has nothing to do with blazing guns and jumping out of helicopters. Then again, metaphorically, it does. NLP Training vs James Bond Movie: 1. Bond is called by M, basically MI6 who gives him his assignment. This is that moment where the student is sitting at home, and gets this feeling, or this gnawing thought, and sees something pop-up in his or her awareness. The assignment is clear, “I must go to NLP…
  • 6 Tips for Resolving Conflict Using NLP

    Nicole Schneider
    3 Sep 2014 | 12:45 am
    NLP offers a brilliant set of tools that will help with resolving conflict. In fact, over the years I have trained over a dozen conflict resolution and negotiation specialists who work for the upper echelons of organizations such as the United Nations, NATO, the Pentagon, and several other governmental and non-governmental organizations. Here are 6 tips for Resolving Conflict Using NLP: 1. Dissociation from the conflict itself: We call this the third perceptual position of NLP. An observer position. A place of non-emotion, as if you are watching yourself over there with the conflicting…
  • 10 Wellness Coaching Questions To Change Your Life!

    Nicole Schneider
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:15 am
    Wellness coaching is my passion and as a trainer of coaches around the world, I am often asked what I regard to be really good questions that get clients to stop and think. Life changing questions that is. There are so many, but here are a few. Wellness coaching questions: 1. Who am I? (Who are you really?) 2. What is a question that you should be asking yourself at this moment in time? 3. What were your hobbies as a teenager that you currently aren’t doing anymore? 4. What does it require for you to become the best parent? (If this applies.) 5. What is it that you do for fun? (And how…
  • The Difference Between NLP and Hypnosis

    Nicole Schneider
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:37 am
    What is the difference between NLP and Hypnosis? Watch the below video that will give you our answer. Click here to view the embedded video. This video answers a question from one of our former students and NLP Master Practitioner from San Diego, California.   The post The Difference Between NLP and Hypnosis appeared first on Global NLP Training Blog.
  • NLP Training Video: How To Prepare for Anything

    Nicole Schneider
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:45 pm
    This weeks NLP training video focuses on emotions! Not in fancy NLP terms, this one is easy for anyone to understand. An easy to use tool that anyone can use. It is actually using our own emotional awareness in a more focused way. It is fascinating that people don’t consider the fact that their emotional state, affects the way they communicate. And what they communicate makes someone else feels something too. And so the chain of communication and emotions continue. Click here to view the embedded video. What would happen if we took responsibility for the emotions we feel, right before…
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    Innovation Speaker

  • The Language of Innovation Leaders – Selling Innovation The Right Way

    Robert Brands
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:58 am
      During the process of innovation, selling your idea can be one of the biggest challenges. Once you go up several layers they begin to speak a different language. The office of CEO is only two... Visit our Innovation-Innovation coach website today! http://www.innovationcoach.com/
  • Setting the stage for Innovation: Inspiration is rule number one.

    Robert Brands
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:58 am
    “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.”     – Winston Churchill   You don’t need me to tell you why innovation is important. The... Visit our Innovation-Innovation coach website today! http://www.innovationcoach.com/
  • Successful Innovation Harnesses Idea Management

    Robert Brands
    5 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    While most organizations believe that Innovation is required to remain competitive in today’s marketplace, they often do not put enough emphasis on building the organizational capability for... Visit our Innovation-Innovation coach website today! http://www.innovationcoach.com/
  • The Eureka Moment of Ideas & Idea Management

    Robert Brands
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
     Idea management is the second of critical processes of Robert’s Rules of Innovation and is essential in Innovation and New Product Development (NPD). It is really important to fill the innovation... Visit our Innovation-Innovation coach website today! http://www.innovationcoach.com/
  • How Does Your Company Match Up to the GE Innovation Barometer?

    Robert Brands
    7 Jul 2014 | 1:56 pm
    The GE Global Innovation Barometer conducts annual surveys to put a finger on the pulse of innovation around the world. The survey was conducted earlier this year with over 3,200 high level business... Visit our Innovation-Innovation coach website today! http://www.innovationcoach.com/
 
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    Corporate Class Inc.

  • A Place for Business Dining Etiquette in Post-Secondary Education

    Diane Craig
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:33 am
    Many post-secondary degree programs in commerce, management, and business incorporate dining etiquette training and other related seminars into their course requirements. Ranging anywhere from one afternoon session to a full course lasting several weeks, any introduction to business etiquette skills can set up young professionals for success. The only problem is, many etiquette programs seemed to be confined only to management or commerce programs. Other departments and faculties often do not acknowledge their students’ need for business etiquette training. Yet business etiquette provides…
  • Five Reasons Why You Need an Image Consultant

    Diane Craig
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Every so often, it is useful to take a good, long look in the mirror and to ask ourselves whether our image needs an update. However, this can be a daunting task to undertake all on one’s own – especially if we cannot pinpoint exactly how to go about revising a “look.” This is a great opportunity to enlist an image consultant for assistance. An image consultant can help you to identify the elements of your image in need of improvement, and can give you the tools to care for and improve your image in the future. Here are five issues you might identify with your image – and five great…
  • Good Rapport Goes A Long Way

    Diane Craig
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:07 am
    A little respect goes a long way. In business, there is no exception to this rule: in fact, this piece of advice is extra important while conducting business. Building good rapport with others – or, building relationships that are based on mutual respect and trust – is one of the most consistent and foolproof strategies for success. Although “building rapport” is often associated with the sales industry (in that sales professionals work to build good rapport with customers and clients), it is actually applicable to your relationships with any contact, no matter what profession or…
  • Your Path to Success: Executive Presence Workshop for Leaders and Executives, September 17 to 18 in Toronto

    Diane Craig
    10 Sep 2014 | 1:49 pm
    As a leader in your field, you may have already reached your professional goals to become a corporate executive, a senior manager or an influential entrepreneur. Yet as a high-achieving professional, you know that you can always do more and go farther. But how do you step beyond your plateau of success? To really set yourself apart from the crowd and allow yourself to achieve higher goals, enhancing your Executive Presence is essential. And our new Executive Presence Workshops designed specifically for leaders and executives can help you to do just that. With our next session just around the…
  • Top Team Building Activities

    Diane Craig
    8 Sep 2014 | 8:35 am
    It’s inevitable: you spend a significant amount of your time with your coworkers. During that time, you collaborate with these colleagues on everything from major projects to quotidian tasks. Because of the time and trust required for effective collaboration, it is critical that you have positive relationships with your colleagues. In turn, these relationships will make your company stronger, more efficient and more successful. Though building relationships is motivated and guided by individuals, companies can help by providing relationship-building opportunities in friendly, fun and…
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    Content for Coaches and Consultants

  • Biz Book Nuggets – Book Notes Vol. I, No. 10: September 24, 2014

    Patsi Krakoff
    21 Sep 2014 | 3:51 pm
    Developing Leadership Presence Presence, whether you call it executive, leadership or personal presence, is becoming the new corporate “it” factor. Apparently the topic covers a lot of ground, as you can imagine. Here are my recommendations for best books: Leadership Presence: Dramatic Techniques to Reach Out, Motivate and Inspire, by Kathy Lubar and Belle Linda Halpern (Penguin Group, 2004) The Power of Presence: Unlock Your Potential to Influence and Engage Others, by Kristi Hedges (Amacom, 2012) Executive Presence: The Missing Link Between Merit and Success, by Sylvia Ann Hewlett…
  • Executive Presence:Lead with Intention, Connection and Inspiration

    Patsi Krakoff
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Whether you call it charisma, confidence or compelling leadership, executive presence is the new corporate “it” factor. We’re talking about more than making a great first impression. Presence is multifaceted, builds over time, and is reflected in everything you say, feel and do. In today’s competitive business environment, executive presence can make or break your ability to influence others during periods of uncertainty and change. It encourages people to seek you out and opens doors. The concept of presence is nebulous for most people, but we all have it to a degree—and we know it…
  • How to Develop Executive Presence: Actions Speak Louder than Words

    Patsi Krakoff
    8 Sep 2014 | 8:16 am
    In order to flourish in your career, you’ll need to pay attention to your executive presence. Learn how to improve presence for job interviews, promotion opportunities, and coaching and leadership development programs “Executive presence begins in your head. It resides in how you think about yourself, your abilities, your environment, and your potential.” ~ Kristi Hedges, The Power of Presence: Unlock Your Potential to Influence and Engage OthersAmacom, 2012 Executive presence is described as how well a person speaks, looks, and acts like a leader. Sylvia Ann Hewlett surveyed hundreds…
  • BizBook Nuggets, Vol. I, No. 8 Book Notes

    Patsi Krakoff
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:44 pm
            Emotional Expressiveness for Leaders – Book Notes from Leadership Presence: Dramatic Techniques to Reach Out, Motivate and Inspire, by Kathy Lubar and Belle Linda Halpern Notes Chapter 6 – Emotion Drives Expression Great leaders move us. They ignite our passion and inspire the best in us. Leaders don’t show emotions. We hear lots of reasons. It’s unbecoming; it undermines authority. For women, it says they’re not tough enough. The reasons go on and on. It’s a cop-out. The role of emotional maturity in leadership is crucial. Success in life and…
  • Emotional Expressiveness for Leaders

    Patsi Krakoff
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:32 am
    How well do the leaders in your organization express their emotions? What about you? Do you appropriately articulate your feelings? Do you use emotional expressiveness to persuade and inspire others? “Great leaders move us. They ignite our passion and inspire the best in us. When we try to explain why they are so effective, we speak of strategy, vision or powerful ideas. But the reality is much more primal. Great leadership works through the emotions.” ~ Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis and Annie McKee, Primal Leadership (Harvard Business Review Press, 2013) Leaders are responsible for…
 
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    Azzarello Group

  • Commitments, Deadlines & Employee Motivation

    Patty Azzarello
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:58 pm
    This month’s webinar was on the topic of Motivation, Commitments and Deadlines. If you missed it, you can download the recording. This is a very useful webinar to download if you want to: Get your team executing better, and more consistently Become more comfortable discussing and sticking to deadlines Learn how to enforce consequences without de-motivating people Choose the right measures that make success and failure very clear Have the right (non-emotional) conversations when expections are not met Why organizations don’t deliver on time The simple truth is that many organizations…
  • 5 kinds of help successful people get

    Patty Azzarello
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Image: www.crowdsourcing.org 1. The Extra Team Really successful people are successful because they get a lot of help, not because they are so good on their own that they don’t need help! It’s important to think about how you work and learn. If you are not reaching out for extra knowlege and support, you will not achieve as much as those who do. Successful people build their “extra team”. What I mean by this is that they have people who are always at the ready to help them (people who don’t work for them) whenever they need it. In my career, my extra team was…
  • What a manager must communicate…

    Patty Azzarello
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:20 am
    Operation vs. Communication Tools Your team creates all kinds of reports, spread sheets and slides to plan, run, measure, and report on what you are doing in your operation. Of course you need these detailed materials to run your function — but please don’t inflict them on others! Your “inside voice” These reports are your Operational Tools. Your operational tools are created in what I refer to as your “inside voice” — the language you use inside your organization — a robust language full of detail, acronyms and functional jargon. Your version may be a…
  • How to increase your value

    Patty Azzarello
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:08 am
    I see (broadly, for the sake of this discussion) two types of people in their careers. 1. People who see their job description as a minimum requirement, and respond with the minimum effort to collect a paycheck. 2. People who see their role as a contract with the business to deliver value, and they are always looking for ways to add more value, both to improve the business, and to raise their level of commensurate compensation. Do more than your job description If you are in the first group, (you are probably not reading this blog), but it’s important to realize that you are at risk, if…
  • Social Media ROI for Business (and Careers)

    Patty Azzarello
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:34 am
    This month’s webinar was on the topic of Social Media ROI. If you missed it, you can download the recording. In this webinar I the opportunity to interview Erik Qualman, who is has a remarkable background. Erik Qualman (Equalman online) is an MBA Professor at the Hult International Business School. For the past 16 years he has helped grow the digital capabilities of many companies including Cadillac, EarthLink, EF Education, Yahoo, Travelzoo and AT&T. He is a columnist for ClickZ, and he owns the social media blog – Socialnomics.com and is a best selling author. I had the chance…
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    Coaches Training Blog

  • 6 Tips to Coaching the Uncoachable

    Fred Phillips
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:03 am
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  • Writing and Finding Articles About Career Coaching

    Fred Phillips
    26 Sep 2014 | 7:03 am
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  • 400+ Models for Business or More

    Fred Phillips
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:03 am
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  • Does a Wellness Health Coach Need to be Healthy and Well?

    Fred Phillips
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:03 am
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  • Online Nutrition Coaching Might Be the Next Big Thing

    Fred Phillips
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:03 am
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    The CEO Challenge

  • Planning to Thrive: 21st Century Best Practices to Grow Sales & Profitable Revenue

    Rick McPartlin
    24 Sep 2014 | 11:52 am
    Business Strategy, “Revenue Strategy,” deployment, execution, planning and budgets...where does one start and another end, and does it really matter? Are they all the same, are they different, or are they just consultant speak for let’s go do a workshop? If they are different, is there a “right” order, and how do they help CEOs control their survival and growth? This is one of those questions where I’m sure I knew the answer, but never had to lay out a precise answer. The answer is VERY important, even game-changing. The 21st century requires a company to plan in order to control…
  • How to Make Yourself Heard Above the Noise

    David Shedd
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:23 am
    The biggest challenge “was just getting people to pay attention.  It’s seventy percent of the battle.”  ~ Dan Gilbert (CEO of Quicken Loans) With today’s biblical flood of information and communication, how do you get your message heard by the right people who need to hear it?  How do you get people to pay attention? Do’s Be brief and easy to understand, targeting the message specifically to the audience. While you may sell a broad array of products and services, focus the message down to what the company does best or what is in the best interest of the audience that you are…
  • Why are the Salem Witch Trials like Sales & Marketing?

    Rick McPartlin
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    My most surprising vacation was to Salem Massachusetts. I had been in Massachusetts hundreds of times and Salem, at least 3 times. This time, I went with my kids as one of my teenage daughters, a writer, was fixated on the Salem Witch Trials. She had told me the details, but this trip opened my eyes and mind. When you tour Salem, there are museums, historic homes, places you have only read about, and then, there is the courthouse where the trial was held. When you go into the courthouse, you become entangled in a reenactment of the trial. Not in an imaginary kind of way with spirits, but a…
  • Why Does NO ONE Want to be Healthy & Rich When It’s So Easy?

    Rick McPartlin
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Sleep, exercise, diet, relax, laugh, smile, and a glass of red wine have a lot to do with health. Like the commercial says, “Who doesn’t know that?” But knowing it and applying it are two completely different things. Even though we know about each of these, what we are most likely to do is: Sleep – too little and irregularly Exercise – way too little and wrong (we will surely be injured as a result) Diet – every year from the 1st of January and again before each season (for one week) Laugh – when social pressure requires and/or embarrassment surfaces and also, at babies and…
  • Why Do CEOs Hire People Backwards?

    Rick McPartlin
    2 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    CEOs have two choices in hiring: CEOs can search for great people and then create motivation, alignment and profits – BACKWARDS!!!! CEOs can hire passionate, motivated and aligned people who are chasing the CEO’s bus because those people already on the bus are excited, charged with energy, and aligned to a revenue strategy, which is achieving profitable growth based on an aligned True North. Guess what Apple, Disney and Harley do? At these companies, the employees are there to achieve the shared True North (WHY, Dream, Vision, etc.) as a member of a committed team.  There is a deployable…
 
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    Grove Hill Coaching | Grove Hill Coaching

  • Zen Dog Wisdom

    Jason
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:21 am
    Today’s post is short, sweet but no less significant. So simple and yet so profound. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you…. Zen Dog!  
  • Emily Dickinson’s Slow Fuse Of The Possible

    Jason
    28 Sep 2014 | 5:48 am
    ‘It’s the imagination that lights the slow fuse of the possible’ (Emily Dickinson) One of my most favourite quotes. As a songwriter, I can totally identify with this as it is the moments when you give yourself permission to imagine and try something new that you can then create something …
  • What’s Stopping You? Really?

    Jason
    27 Sep 2014 | 4:45 am
    Yesterday’s post What If It Goes Right got me thinking more on that subject leading to today’s post. What’s stopping you living the life you want to live? Some people say that they don’t have time to do what they have always wanted to do. So instead of focusing on …
  • But What If It Goes Right?

    Jason
    26 Sep 2014 | 3:33 am
    A friend was recently telling me about their plans for setting up their own business. They’d been thinking about it on and off for years and things were such in their life that now seemed like the perfect opportunity to make it happen. But strangely, although she was clearly passionate …
  • Learning To Listen From A Masseur

    Jason
    25 Sep 2014 | 4:31 am
    Do you like having a massage? I love them and was recently lucky enough to go to the local arab baths with a massage included in the price. As an English person abroad, I often miss having a proper bath – though I would like to stress that I do …
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    Coaching Excellence

  • “Stressing” The Nitty Gritty Truth

    ipeccoaching
    26 Sep 2014 | 8:43 am
    One of the more complicated chronic health issues plaguing our society today is stress. Even if the tangible indicators of health appear to be in good shape, achieving a true quality of life is simply impossible with stress. Stress can impact every part of our lives, not only taking a toll on emotional and mental wellbeing, but physical wellbeing thereby contributing to many physical ailments. Stress inevitably affects our actions, relationships, finances, and friendships. Stress Changes Everything   In 2004, researchers conducted a meta-analysis to develop a comprehensive picture of the…
  • 10 Ways To Keep Remote Workers Connected

    ipeccoaching
    25 Sep 2014 | 8:31 am
    Telecommuting can be beneficial to both the employee and employer. Employees can work flexible hours, eliminate commuting time and expense, as well as have a professional career while staying home for their children or elderly parents, etc. Employers can reduce overhead costs, hire talent that might otherwise be out of the workforce due to life circumstances, and expand or contract their workforce, as needed. With all of the advances in technology, more and more employees can work at home – or anywhere for that matter. A combination of the right leadership with the right remote employees is…
  • No Fear!

    ipeccoaching
    24 Sep 2014 | 11:33 am
    We’re two weeks or so removed from the thirteenth anniversary of the tragic events of 9-11. I’m sure we all have our stories and memories of that day, much like previous generations recall Pearl Harbor or JFK’s assassination. I’m not here to talk about what I was doing on that beautiful, crisp September morning. I want to express how I felt that day and the days, weeks, months, and years that followed. When first hearing of a plane hitting one of the World Trade Center towers, I wasn’t particularly shocked. I was certainly concerned for those involved, but I…
  • Life Is A Classroom

    ipeccoaching
    10 Sep 2014 | 8:51 am
    As a dad of two terrific kids, I find this time of year particularly exciting. The new school year, though it signals an end of summer vacation, also represents a new beginning. They’ll have new teachers. Meet some new friends. Have tremendous successes and probably a few frustrations along the way, which I think, both offer important lessons. Mostly, they’ll be learning. A love of learning evolves over time. I remember when I was their age…how I was sort of oblivious to what learning was all about. I got good grades and was a respectful and inquisitive student but, as a…
  • 7 Weight Loss Tips (For Your Brain)

    ipeccoaching
    5 Sep 2014 | 10:16 am
    Ah, the never-ending battle to stay or get in shape. Atkins, low-cal, vegetarian, South Beach, low-fat, and dozens of others all claim to work. Exercise more. Cut out junk food. Weight Watchers. Jenny Craig. The weight loss industry is a $20 billion market. Yet, obesity is at an all-time high. Is it because of the food we eat or a more sedentary lifestyle? Probably a combination of both. For some, keeping the weight off is easy, as infuriating that may be for the rest of us. For others, every calorie seems to go right to the hips or tummy. Staying […]
 
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    Nerd-to-English

  • What is Your Snake?

    Glenn S. Phillips
    9 Sep 2014 | 1:34 pm
    Fear leads us to do illogical things. Sometimes there is no harm from this, but ignoring reality to focus on fear will do more harm than we realize. The post What is Your Snake? appeared first on Nerd-to-English.
  • Perspective From a 3:23am Chipmunk

    Glenn S. Phillips
    12 Aug 2014 | 7:11 am
    There is no way to explain to a scared chipmunk that I was not a threat. From his perspective I was eminent death, and that provides us all a lesson. The post Perspective From a 3:23am Chipmunk appeared first on Nerd-to-English.
  • Conformity is the Modern Cowardice

    Glenn S. Phillips
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:40 am
    We don't run away from a fight, we pretend there are no more fights, or that fights are for others. It is the modern cowardice. The post Conformity is the Modern Cowardice appeared first on Nerd-to-English.
  • The Danger Of Gaming Your Message

    Glenn S. Phillips
    14 May 2014 | 12:09 pm
    The woman sounded so genuine and her boss could not wait to meet me The post The Danger Of Gaming Your Message appeared first on Nerd-to-English.
  • We Killed The Statesman

    Glenn S. Phillips
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Politicians rule, statesmen are gone, and we are no better. The post We Killed The Statesman appeared first on Nerd-to-English.
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    Turning Point Strategy

  • Think You’re Cut out for Leadership? Ask Yourself These Questions before Taking the Leap

    Diane Fleck
    21 Sep 2014 | 7:12 pm
    Becoming a leader isn’t easy. It requires a lot of patience. It requires building trust. Earning the trust of those around you, and trusting yourself. Leadership requires being honest with yourself and your organization, even when the truth hurts. If you are interested in choosing to lead your life and your work, see if you can answer these key questions before taking the leap. Four Questions all Potential Leaders Should Ask Themselves 1. Do You Like To Be Praised? If there is anything that is common among great leaders, it is the fact they have what it takes to do things that need to be…
  • Losing My Phone, Gaining My Life

    Diane Fleck
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:13 am
    I lost my phone while on vacation recently. Somewhere on Heavenly Mountain in Lake Tahoe there’s a phone buried deep under the snow below the chair lift. Seems like bad news right? When I told people, many of them reached for their pockets and purses just to caress their own phones in an effort to reassure themselves that they didn’t lose their phone. Calm down people. Take some deep breathes. This is my story, not yours. And don’t worry, it has a happy ending. It was time for the coach to do some self-coaching. I learned some pretty beautiful lessons by losing that device.
  • How Generous Leadership Spurs Greater Productivity

    Diane Murray-Fleck
    14 May 2014 | 9:00 am
    Have you ever worked for a jerk? How about a boss you loved, respected, admired? Who did you perform better for? We all do better work for someone we trust, admire, respect. And yet, if you took a poll of critical business skills, you’d be hard pressed to come up with a list that didn’t include vision, leadership, drive, ambition, or intellect. You’d be equally hard pressed to find one that included, much less led with, generosity. That generosity is important and valued isn’t news—but the #1 key to success? That’s not where it usually lands. Generosity is more typically an…
  • Power Tool: Commitment vs. Obligation

    Diane Murray-Fleck
    7 May 2014 | 9:00 am
    I have created this power tool since focusing and practicing this concept has changed my life in very profound ways. As a mother, wife, daughter, sister, friend  and entrepreneur, I play many important roles and have many priorities. Prior to having three wonderful children it was easy to maintain plentiful friendships and pursue many different interests without regard to whether my activities took energy away from my life, or added fulfillment to my life. I had time to care for myself, and if I was giving power, energy, or time to the “wrong” people, places, or things, it went…
  • Stop, Challenge, Choose

    Diane Murray-Fleck
    30 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    I haven’t ever been a corporate leader. And I know, that’s a little surprising for a coach who spends most of her time talking and writing about being a leader. So, if you chose to read no further, I understand. It’s pitiful. I know. But what I lack in pedigree and fancy letters after my name, I’ve compensated for with a lot of observations, conversations with professionals, and good old-fashioned trial-and-error. A little over 15 years of it. One of the things I’ve learned is that being an effective leader requires strong communication with those you work with.
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    Vantage Point

  • What does a foreign assignment bring?

    Vantage Point
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Just today, a friend of mine asked me, how Germany fits as a destination for living abroad. We discussed the pros and cons. That made me think of multiple expats that come for foreign assignments to different countries across the world. What does a foreign assignment bring? What can one expect to be vary of? What can one expect to learn? All these are questions that decide whether or not we take up these opportunities, or show us pointers to evaluate them. Today, we share insights from Christian Hacker, from Siemens in Germany, who talks about what he experienced on his “international…
  • Do good looks fetch better jobs?

    Neha Kirpal
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Do good looks fetch better jobs? As discriminatory (and shallow) as it sounds, it seems that good looks can indeed bag you better jobs! A study led by the New York Academy of Sciences found that hiring practices are dramatically influenced by a bias towards attractive interviewees in terms of high and low status job packages offered. “When someone is viewed as attractive, they are often assumed to have a number of positive social traits and greater intelligence,” said Carl Senior and Michael J. R. Butler who led the study. “This is known as the ‘halo effect’…
  • Meet ADD’s corporate cousin : ADT – the new neurosis affecting overworked executives

    Ashwati Michael
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    A new epidemic has taken over in the corporate annals. Most of us have heard of ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) a neurological disorder that has a genetic component. The new corporate disorder is called ADT (Attention Deficit Trait). Caused by brain overload, it has the primary symptoms of distractibility, inner frenzy, and impatience. Overworked executives with ADT have difficulty staying organized, setting priorities, and managing time. There is a constant feeling of panic and guilt while pretending everything is fine in facing a heavily intensive workday. Unlike ADD, a neurological…
  • Headhunter insights into identifying candidates for executive jobs

    Vantage Point
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    We have a series here in which we bring Headhunter insights for identifying candidates for executive jobs. We have already shared views from Mitch Beck once before and this is part 2 of his interview. For candidates in executive jobs, there is a strong possibility that while being in the thick of things on the job front- they do not pay attention to a sudden headhunter contact request. There is also a possibility that there is no ‘time to prepare’ before a big appointment. So, we offer some tips through our headhunters on what to always keep in mind, before walking into a meeting…
  • Applying in Germany: tips for the perfect CV

    Vantage Point
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    In an international context, as we have described before, a CV or a resume can vary depending on the culture and labor practices in each market. There are no real resume rules and you’d potentially find thousands (if not more) templates on a Google search. However, when moving countries, new cultural differences are seldom taken into consideration. At Experteer, we wanted to share a few insights into applying in Germany: tips for the perfect CV, if you may. We hope these tips and come in handy and help you define a vantage point for your own senior management career. via Applying in…
 
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