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  • 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 - Social Media Coach & Music Marketing
    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…
  • #PhoenixNation Blog: Over delivering aka Fifteen Posts in one Week (25/8/2014)

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    Phoenix Evolution Coaching
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Aloha Nation and welcome back to the Phoenix Nation blog, this blog marks the fifteenth instalment in one Week which far surpasses our record for the most blogs in the space of one Week. We have not surpassed our previous record just by two rather we have done so by seven instalments, over delivering by nearly one hundred percent. This installment is going to be a very short one as we’re presently working on a blog about anchors, and I don’t mean the large metal things that you find on ships or other large maritime vessels.  Anchors in this context are an emotional connection to…
  • How do you deal with team members who disrupt the team dynamic?

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    Mike Figliuolo
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    Our reader poll today asks: How do you deal with team members who disrupt the team dynamic? – Coach them and better integrate them into the team: 65% – Remove them from the team for the greater good: 18% – Accept it and work around them: 17% Disruptive team members can be more destructive than […] This is only the beginning of the thought... Please click the article headline above or go to http://www.thoughtleadersllc.com/blog for more.
  • One-A-Week

    Professional Development
    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…
  • How Successful People Think by John C Maxwell – Book Review

    The Invisible Mentor
    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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    Madalyn Sklar - Social Media Coach & Music Marketing

  • 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…
  • Why Twitter? Madalyn Sklar On Indie Music And Building Relationships

    Madalyn Sklar
    7 May 2014 | 6:00 am
    I was recently interviewed by the fine folks at Brown Paper Tickets for my thoughts and advice on helping indie artists with Twitter. As you know, I’m a big Twitter fan and advocate on a quest teaching people how to become #TwitterSmarter. I’m thrilled to share this interview with you. Madalyn Sklar is a music business and social media coach. Though her focus is do-it-yourself for independent artists, she creates, curates and shares content that could be a resource for any small business, especially those working in events. Sklar’s over-arching goal in everything she does (and…
 
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  • #PhoenixNation Blog: Over delivering aka Fifteen Posts in one Week (25/8/2014)

    Phoenix Evolution Coaching
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Aloha Nation and welcome back to the Phoenix Nation blog, this blog marks the fifteenth instalment in one Week which far surpasses our record for the most blogs in the space of one Week. We have not surpassed our previous record just by two rather we have done so by seven instalments, over delivering by nearly one hundred percent. This installment is going to be a very short one as we’re presently working on a blog about anchors, and I don’t mean the large metal things that you find on ships or other large maritime vessels.  Anchors in this context are an emotional connection to…
  • #PhoenixNation Blog: A Giveaway (23/8/2014 - Updated 25/8/2014)

    Phoenix Evolution Coaching
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Aloha Nation and welcome back to the #PhoenixNation blog, as I’m sure you’ll be aware the plan was to deliver ten posts this Week. I’m pleased to say that this post is our twelfth and with the other instalments we’re presently finalising we should hit fifteen, meaning that we have over-delivered by fifty percent. We’re watching our stats and tracing the number of Facebook ‘Likes’ / Twitter followers closely  with an eye on the magical 1, 000th follower marker which will open the #1000thFollowerGiveaway and we’ve noticed that our Facebook followers are under one hundred. So…
  • Know your Why

    kellydgunn
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:11 am
    As a Scentsy leader, my job is to educate, motivate and inspire a wide range of people.  My job is to identify what each of our teams’ consultants want out of their business and ultimately work with them to achieve their goals, no matter how big or small.  And through that process of goal setting and motivational chats the ultimate end result is the determination of the Consultant’s “WHY” – the ultimate reason they are willing to work and sacrifice as hard as they can. At the start of my leadership journey I thought I knew my Why, and when I would sit in the…
  • 5 Tips for Better Work-Life Balance

    Stephen D. Milton
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Beat burnout by making more time for the activities and people that matter most to you. WebMD Feature By Jen Uscher Reviewed By Hansa D. Bhargava, MD If you’re finding it more challenging than ever to juggle the demands of your job and the rest of your life, you’re not alone. Many people are putting in extra hours, or using their smartphones to be on call when they’re not physically at work. “A lot of people are having a more difficult time finding balance in their lives because there have been cutbacks or layoffs where they work. They’re afraid it may happen to…
  • 3 Easy Ways To Start Upgrading Your New Biz Immediately!

    Herspiring BIZness
    24 Aug 2014 | 1:54 pm
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    thoughtLEADERS, LLC

  • How do you deal with team members who disrupt the team dynamic?

    Mike Figliuolo
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    Our reader poll today asks: How do you deal with team members who disrupt the team dynamic? – Coach them and better integrate them into the team: 65% – Remove them from the team for the greater good: 18% – Accept it and work around them: 17% Disruptive team members can be more destructive than […] This is only the beginning of the thought... Please click the article headline above or go to http://www.thoughtleadersllc.com/blog for more.
  • 5 Keys to Successfully Allocating Work Across Your Team

    Mike Figliuolo
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:05 pm
    As the leader of a high-performing team, how you distribute and balance work across the members of that team is a critical success factor. It needs to be done fairly. Note, I didn’t say equally. Work allocation needs to be done fairly because you want your team to operate on the basis of equality. You […] 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 Embracing Risk is the Key to Business Success

    Mike Figliuolo
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:02 am
    Today’s post is by By Tom Panaggio, author of The Risk Advantage: Embracing the Entrepreneur’s Unexpected Edge (CLICK HERE to get your copy). The time has come for the reprogramming of American business leadership. No longer can companies simply “play not to lose” by anchoring to the archaic habit of detailed five year planning, staunchly imposing […] 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 would you describe your organization’s culture?

    Mike Figliuolo
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    Our reader poll today asks: How would you describe your organization’s culture? – A great deal of talking, very little doing: 43% – A good balance of talking and doing: 37% – Too much doing without talking about it enough: 20% A significant portion of you find your organizations are talking too much and not […] This is only the beginning of the thought... Please click the article headline above or go to http://www.thoughtleadersllc.com/blog for more.
  • Think Like a Senior Executive and Ask More Questions

    Mike Figliuolo
    9 Sep 2014 | 11:18 pm
    Do you know the difference between a “worker bee” and a senior executive? Have you ever wondered what it takes to move up in the world to those loftier roles? It’s pretty simple. You need to move from a world where you provide all the answers to a world where you ask all the questions. […] 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

  • 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.
  • Seeking Clarity vs Advice

    Izzy Justice
    7 Jul 2014 | 6:54 am
    There is a difference between seeking clarity and seeking advice. Both are invaluable exercises in critical thinking and the decision-making process. Some of the distinctions are obvious. We seek advice from parents, friends, coaches, attorneys, and consultants for example. They tell us what to do. We also seek clarity from the same folks as a precusor to the advice. In the personal develpment space, and especially in the context of important relationships we have personally and professionally, the lines get blurred quite a good bit. It often is the case that in this context, many skip the…
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    The Invisible Mentor

  • 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…
  • Were you born to blog?

    Avil Beckford
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:12 am
    Born to Blog by Mark W Schaefer and Stanford A Smith – Book Review Born to Blog by Mark W Schaefer and Stanford A Smith – Book Review If you have been performing in a role for five years, are you an expert? Would you know all the fundamentals? Or is there room for improvement? It is hard for me to believe, but I have been blogging at The Invisible Mentor for over five years. With the rate at which technology is changing, it is difficult to keep up with all the information on effective blogging. Recently, while I was in Indigo bookstore I noticed Born to Blog: Building Your Blog for…
  • Emily Dickinson Personal Library

    Avil Beckford
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:22 am
    Emily Dickinson Personal Library Emily Dickinson Personal Library Working on the series, Personal Libraries of Successful People, has been a good process for me because it allows me to see the shaping of the mind. of a very successful person. Like I have written before, from what I have observed so far, these successful people read books to improve their craft, and they read broadly. This is also true of Emily Dickinson, who was an American poet. She read the works of other poets, classic literature, fiction of her time, and various other genres. Born in 1830 in Amherst, Massachusetts, Emily…
  • Relevance: One of the Keys to Successful Social Interactions

    Avil Beckford
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:23 pm
    Relevance: One of the Keys to Successful Social Interactions Are you giving your time and energy to things that are relevant to you? What importance do you place on relevance in your decisions to interact with others? Relevance: One of the Keys to Successful Social Interactions A few weeks ago I signed up for a digital storytelling event because I want to learn how to tell better stories. Over the summer, I read and reviewed The Power of Visual Storytelling by Ekaterina Walter and Jessica Gioglio, which was a very good book, but when you are improving your craft you look for a variety of…
  • Learning for a Cause

    Avil Beckford
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:44 am
    Learning for a Cause Learning for a Cause These days, I am learning that it is okay to change my mind, and I am giving myself permission to do so. I am an advocate for reading more, but I am realizing that because I will make the time to read more books, not everyone is willing to do that because so many things are competing for the 24 hours in a day. I am very busy as well because I am the president of the Toronto Chapter of Ellevate Network,  I am also on my Church Board, and there are many other activities competing for my time. The difference is that reading gives me pleasure, and it…
 
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    The Practical Leader

  • Video Clip: Focusing on Gaps 2 – 3 Times Less Effective

    Jim Clemmer
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:00 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
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:00 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…
  • Webinar: 10 Keys to Identifying People with High Potential

    Jim Clemmer
    10 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    A critical Talent Management challenge is who to promote into leadership roles. Many organizations, either formally or informally, compile a list of people they believe will have high potential for promotion. These high potential individuals, HIPOs, often receive extra developmental opportunities beyond what’s available to the rest of their peers. But will these people succeed? From an individual’s point of view, being selected to be on the high potential list has enormous benefits. From the organization’s point of view, however, there is a great deal at stake in this…
  • Is Your Organization Facing a Talent Gap?

    Jim Clemmer
    8 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    As summer fades like the flowers in our garden and we move into a busy fall season we’re planning a series of webinars, executive briefings, and workshops focused on Talent Management. Here’s why: • 70% of executives think their organization lacks adequate bench strength • 97% of organizations report serious leadership gaps, 40% say these are severe • 65 to 75% of current senior management will be eligible to retire by 2020 • Of leaders hired from the outside, it is estimated that 40% are pushed out or leave 18 months after joining an organization • 60% of companies face…
  • Different Leadership Competencies for Each Organizational Level?

    Jim Clemmer
    3 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Leadership competency models are now used widely by many organizations to define the skills and behaviors of effective leaders. They’re often used for “talent management” such as coaching and development, performance management, succession planning, identifying and developing high potentials/emerging leaders, and the like. Many competency models are multi-layered with differing competencies for supervisors, managers, and executives. But how useful are these layers of complexity? Zenger Folkman reviewed input from 332,860 managers, peers, and subordinates to see which…
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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.

  • 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…
  • The Pros and Cons of Limited Email Use

    Diane Craig
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:28 pm
    For so many of us, email supplies constant tasks throughout the workday. No matter what projects we have lined up or meetings we have scheduled, there is always the possibility of an email adding yet another task to our growing to-do lists. But instead of checking email every time a new message pops into our inboxes, what if we had set (and limited) times to read emails throughout the day? This emerging trend is helping some professionals to manage the constant distraction of emails and to become more focused on tasks at hand. Could it work for you? In this blog post, we discuss the pros and…
  • Celebrate! Etiquette for Special Occasions in the Workplace

    Diane Craig
    12 Aug 2014 | 1:07 pm
    It’s time to celebrate! Whether a colleague is about to get married, welcome a new baby, or launch into retirement, there can be plenty of reasons to throw a party in the workplace. Workplace parties can be wonderful occasions to recognize major life milestones and enjoy relaxed time with co-workers. However, celebrations also risk becoming financially taxing and an overwhelming time commitment. Here are a few ways to keep workplace celebrations jovial and under control. Don’t Make Every Day a Birthday. Unless you have a very small office or department, you do not need to celebrate every…
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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,…
  • 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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    Alicia Dunams

  • Visual Marketing for Business: Instagram, Facebook, and Infographics

    Alicia
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:51 am
    Pulling together her top clients and experts, Alicia Dunams hosts live Google+ Hangouts covering relevant business topics. On July 31, she gathered Jenna Phillips, Vickie Sucliano, Julia Price, Lisa Rothstein, and Maiyah Olivas for her most attended and popular hangout to date. They discussed visual secrets for business Instagram and Facebook posts and infographics because these guests have published books, worked in marketing, and started their own campaigns to get their message out there. “I love [social media] because it creates instant connection, and I can use that to connect with…
  • Felicia Slattery: ALL IN with Communicating Leadership

    Alicia
    24 Jun 2014 | 8:37 am
    Alicia gets real with Felicia Slattery, talking about the power of connection in business. Learn more about the right way to be remembered at networking events and the personal power of thinking big in this fun and informative podcast. Felicia Slattery is on a mission to help business owners and entrepreneurs create meaningful connections through effective communication. She’s a best-selling author, in-demand speaker and the creator of the Signature Speech System. She works with experts, entrepreneurs, CEOs and celebrities around the world to help them write and deliver speeches and content…
  • Subconscious Uncoupling

    Alicia
    10 Jun 2014 | 9:59 am
    Recently, you have probably noticed I have been sharing very intimate thoughts with you, ranging from my battle with body issues (not feeling “good enough”) to sharing videos of a massive breakdown/breakthrough I had after years of bottled-up pain. Now, I have a painful YET wisdom-rich experience I’d like to share. My fiancé and I of 5 1/2 years just recently ended our relationship. We had a tentative wedding date this August 2014. This loss of love has been heart-breaking, but the lessons I have learned have been truly transformational. In March 2014, Gwyneth…
  • Picking a Book Title That Sells

    Alicia
    6 Jun 2014 | 5:15 am
    First impressions count. We judge books superficially. That’s reality. In this age of streaming media, instant downloads, and lightning speed communications, to get someone’s attention, you really have to stand out. You have to pique interest from the start—and then, it’s up to your content, your work, to keep them hooked. You may have penned the best business strategy book, the most effective diet tips, or the most inspirational memoir. But without the right title, without the right hook? That book you slaved over for countless weeks—maybe months—is languishing at the bottom of a…
  • [Live Event] How to Publish and Profit in 2014

    Alicia
    30 May 2014 | 3:30 am
    Join me this Saturday at 11 am PST / 2pm EST for “How to Publish and Profit in 2014.” During this live webinar, we’ll talk about how writing a book and creating an online training business can increase your revenue and your freedom. Plus, I’ll give you specific formulas on how to profit in 2014. What is Publish 2 Profit?   It’s a special package of my most popular offerings, plus crazy good extras. For one low price, you’ll get: Bestseller in a Weekend – 3 Day Training – $997 Value 60 Days to 6 Figures – 60 Day Training –…
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    The CEO Challenge

  • 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…
  • Digital Marketing Agencies: If they aren’t in the Marketing Business, What Business are they in?

    Rick McPartlin
    25 Jun 2014 | 5:00 am
    SEO, Keywords, Clicks, Views, Email Campaign, Brand Image, Community, Cloud, Web Presence, Mobile, Apps and all those other words are things you pay a Digital Marketing Agency to do for you.  They must be about better lead generation or shorter sales cycles, or higher margins, right? Maybe!?! The most famous quote about marketing and advertising comes from John Wanamaker: "Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don't know which half.” How does that apply to “Digital” Marketing? Or, is what we call “Digital” marketing at all? So many different things are…
 
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    Grove Hill Coaching | Grove Hill Coaching

  • How Spending Time In Cafes Adds To Your Life

    Jason
    21 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    It’s Sunday morning, the sun is shining and I’m spending time in a cafe near my flat watching the world go by. I’m not doing anything else per se, but this ‘freedom’ helps my mind to wander and think about new projects. I always find new ideas come to mind spending …
  • Be Yourself And Loudly

    Jason
    20 Sep 2014 | 10:17 am
    These words are from a song by Blue Angel called ‘Break Your Eyes Open’ and could apply any day of the week, however it’s Saturday night. So perhaps today more than most days. Have a fantastic night wherever you are!
  • Let Me Be Me

    Jason
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    I recently heard a song called ‘Let It Be Me’ by an American singer called Ray Lamontagne. It’s a simple, beautiful song about that melancholy yearning for love that you find in classic ‘pop’ songs that has resonated with generations of people over the years. Of course, once I like …
  • How Small Things Can Overcome Big Problems

    Jason
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:50 am
    Do you sometimes feel that today is the same as yesterday? And that tomorrow will probably be the same as today? That perhaps things are never going to change? That the same things are constantly holding you back? Feelings like this are not unusual and they are a good example …
  • One Thing At A Time

    Jason
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:58 am
    I was just in the park listening to an album I haven’t played in ages. From beginning to end. Just listening. Not doing anything else. Not that unusual you may think, but I can’t remember the last time I did that without the distraction of my phone, Facebook, Twitter, going …
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    People Management Consulting

  • Mastering the Tough Interview Questions

    Cecil Wampler
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:23 am
    All of us want to eventually move up to the next level. It doesn’t just happen by itself. It requires a little effort and planning. One of the things I noticed recently was that managers don’t really put in the time to build an impressive portfolio for themselves. I’m talking about building the kind of experience that another employer would find impressive. Are you taking on complicated projects? Are you managing a number of moving parts to accomplish big goals? Even more importantly, are you making time to record these experiences in a resume? During the interview process, you’ll be…
  • The Dirty Dozen: 12 Characteristics of Bad Bosses

    Cecil Wampler
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:43 pm
    There are personalities that are not good for anyone in the workplace, but are most offensive when someone in power acts this way. I made this list as an informative and fun way to look at real problem behavior in the workplace. I read last week an article on people who managers should fire in the workplace. The article got me thinking of what types of managers are there in the workplace who are equally a problem. Here is my list and I appreciate your help in adding to the list. 1) Troublemaker- these managers like to always have trouble going in the workplace. If there is bad news to be…
  • Ideas For Thanking Your Employees

    Cecil Wampler
    4 Aug 2014 | 10:52 am
    Thanking your employees is the universal way to show you appreciate their hard work. There are a number of ways of doing it and you can get as creative as you like. Here are just a few ideas to get your mind going. I hope you find some good ones to put into action where you work. I think you’ll find they are more effective than a raise in most cases and really increases motivation and engagement. 1) Saying “Thank you.” This is the easiest and gets overlooked a lot of times. In my job, I will say thank you for any help I get, but I always make a point to come back at some point and…
  • 10 Tips to Prevent Your Social Media from Ruining Your Career Growth

    Cecil Wampler
    8 Jul 2014 | 1:42 pm
    We see it all the time. A person says something on Facebook or Twitter and they get themselves into trouble. You might watch what you say, but you can still get led into trouble. What types of photos do you have online? What photos have others tagged you in? These are all new concerns for people who are trying to move up in their company or looking for a new job. Recruiters and hiring managers are usually going to Google your name and see what types of information comes up. More than likely, they will check out your social media and see what you’re up to away from work. It seems like an…
  • Things Managers Should Never Say

    Cecil Wampler
    21 Jun 2014 | 3:09 pm
    I read an article a few days ago that had a list of things employees should never say. It was things like “This is not part of my job” or “I can’t do it.” It made me immediately think of the things managers should never say to employees. The ways that words are used and chosen in the workplace defines the direction and culture of the organization and the type of leadership in place within the organization. If a manager is reporting on the great work of an employee, she might say “John took over this task last April and has created wonderful results for us this past year.” Now…
 
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    Coaching Excellence

  • 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 […]
  • O Captain! My Captain!

    ipeccoaching
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:34 pm
    It’s a funny thing “losing” someone you never met. Someone you never socialized with. Someone who you never spoke with over a cup of coffee. Someone you never saw in person or even interacted with via social media. Yet, they felt like a friend or a mentor or they were an inspiration. That my friends, was Robin Williams, to me. Mr. Williams could always make me laugh, frequently to the point of tears. He could also touch me through his roles as an actor in Good Will Hunting and Dead Poets Society, again, frequently to the point of tears. Especially, […]
  • Scream If You Have To …

    ipeccoaching
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:37 pm
    These days, it takes a lot to make me angry but the story of Maggie Kudirka, an extremely talented ballerina with the prestigious Joffrey Ballet, and her diagnosis of Stage IV breast cancer at the age of 23, did just that. So pardon my rant, but here goes… Each person MUST take full responsibility for their personal wellbeing. MUST!  Everyone MUST learn to trust their intuition, be a strong self-advocate, and follow through on that intuition. MUST! Healthcare professionals downplayed Maggie’s concern about her lump, but thankfully, Maggie didn’t downplay her own lump. You are the…
  • The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    ipeccoaching
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:06 am
    I’m sure, by now, you’ve either dumped a bucket of ice cold water on your head or seen videos of some of your friends or celebrities do it, and hopefully gave a donation to ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.) Yep, thanks to my buddy, Alison, I got to take the chilly bath. My wife got it, too. My kids liked it so much they did it on their own and nominated their friends. For those not in the know, the challenge involves people getting doused with buckets of ice water on video, posting that video to social media, then nominating others […]
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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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    Vantage Point

  • What not to do when out drinking with colleagues at the Oktoberfest!

    Upasna Kakroo
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    It’s that time of the year again. Munich gets about 6 million visitors every year on account of the largest beer fest the world witnesses (German beer rocks, before you bring out any other statistics). Last year about 6.4 million visitors gulped down a neat 6.7 liters of beer. What began as a marriage party by King Ludwig inviting the whole town, has become a great tourist attraction for the city of Munich year after year.  In recent times, it has become customary for many German  based or even International companies to invite their employees or businesses associates to a…
  • Management skills 106: How to create a happy work environment

    Neha Kirpal
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    A recent poll conducted by SmartCompany revealed what motivates people to go to work. The top five results were achievement, money, creative output, great team dynamic, and retirement. Another study also shows that the top three things workers want are interesting work, full appreciation for the work they do, and a feeling of being “in” on things. Today, we present to you a few tips on how to create a happy work environment. There is a definite need to create some changes here, as we already shared the findings on how longer job tenures tend to worsen our work relationships.
  • Pedigree or potential: What is more important when hiring for executive jobs?

    Ashwati Michael
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    At present, there is a lot of speak in the business world about hiring and retention of great talent with a very critical debate taking place on “P vs. P.” Pedigree vs. potential. What is more important to an organization when hiring for executive jobs – the educational pedigree of an individual or his potential? Especially for executive jobs, we have seen candidates who have both, the pedigree as well as have an undying motivation and ability to “make things happen.” Unfortunately, these types of candidates are rare, and mostly companies find their way back to P vs. P argument.
  • Professionals in management jobs: How can you increase mindfulness at work?

    Neha Kirpal
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    With increasing complaints of stress and executive burnouts, professionals in management jobs as a result, sometimes suffer from not being able to be fully present. Given the multiple distractions moving from one project to another, or from one stack of email to a to-do list, it is indeed not an easy task. Today we bring some tips for enhancing mindfulness at work- yes it is possible. Mindfulness had its origins in Hinduism followed by Buddhism going back about 2,400 years, and has since spread across the west as a way to handle emotions, alleviate anxiety, and enhance one’s well-bring…
  • Management skills 105: Increasing emotional intelligence at the workplace

    Neha Kirpal
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Emotional intelligence at the workplace It is long known that one’s emotional intelligence (EQ) is far more important than one’s intelligence (IQ) in attaining success in one’s life and career. We will stick out to say that this gains even more importance as you move into more senior roles and management jobs within organizations. It’s not hard to check this empirically.  Ask people around you what kind of a boss would they like to work for, most will come back with reasons that are related to EQ more than anything else. As individuals, our personal and professional success…
 
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