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  • Hogyan csökkentsük a kosárelhagyások számát? (4. rész)

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    Stephen D. Milton
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Fizetéssel és szállítással kapcsolatos funkciók 12. Fizetési módok A vásárlók már gyakran az előtt kíváncsiak arra, hogy mivel fizethetnek, minthogy a pénztárban oldalára jutnának. Mutassunk nekik bankkártya-, PayPal-logókat és egyéb fizetési módjaink jelzéseit is. Azaz szöveges megjelenítés helyett csináljuk úgy, mint az Officedepot. www.officedepot.com 13. Paypal-os fizetés   Külföldön sok oldal külön kiemeli a Paypal-os fizetési módot Ez az egyik leggyorsabb és legbiztonságosabb fizetési mód jelenleg. A bizalmatlanabb vásárlók (akik nem…
  • What’s your opinion of people showing emotions and crying at work?

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    Mike Figliuolo
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:30 am
    Our reader poll today asks: What’s your opinion of people showing their emotions and crying in the workplace? – It’s acceptable as long as it’s not affecting performance: 17.72% – It’s OK sometimes but only in extreme circumstances: 61.13% – It’s not OK and can seem disruptive and unprofessional: 17.97% – It’s completely wrong — […] This is only the beginning of the thought... Please click the article headline above or go to http://www.thoughtleadersllc.com/blog for more.
  • Take 2014 Inventory

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    Izzy Justice
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:37 am
    The next two weeks are my favorite time of the year. It’s the holidays and for most, work slows down and many take time off. It’s also the end of a calendar year which is a perfect time to take inventory of 2014. Here are list of questions that I invite you to answer – I recommend having at least three responses to each question. Put them down in a document that you can refer to regularly – preferably on your mobile device. What were my 3 best experiences in 2014? Who were the most important people I added to my life? What were the biggest surprises for me? What did I…
  • Reading Globally: The Invisible Mentor 2015 Reading Challenge

    The Invisible Mentor
    Avil Beckford
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:12 am
    Reading Globally: The Invisible Mentor 2015 Reading Challenge Reading Globally: The Invisible Mentor 2015 Reading Challenge Don Tapscott, author of The Digital Economy, and business executive specializing in the role of technology in business and society predicts that the already quickened pace of technology will accelerate. Many jobs have been lost to automation in the past two decades, and many more will be lost to robotics and big data. How safe is your career, and will you be a victim of automation? I do not have the answer, but I think we can intentionally read our way to a solution.
  • Why You Can’t Trust Your Memory

    Rebel Brown
    rebel brown
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:03 am
    Our memories aren’t trustworthy. I know, we all think they are. After all, we remember the important experiences in our lives with such vividness. Did you know that our unconscious mind is filling in gaps in our experiences and memories, all the time? So that vivid experience you recall may or may not be what actually happened? We fill in the gaps in our vision, hearing, memories and perceptions, in every moment of every day. Which is why our memories aren’t trustworthy, or accurate for that matter. The Gaps in Our Minds We all have mental gaps, those times and places where we…
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  • Hogyan csökkentsük a kosárelhagyások számát? (4. rész)

    Stephen D. Milton
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Fizetéssel és szállítással kapcsolatos funkciók 12. Fizetési módok A vásárlók már gyakran az előtt kíváncsiak arra, hogy mivel fizethetnek, minthogy a pénztárban oldalára jutnának. Mutassunk nekik bankkártya-, PayPal-logókat és egyéb fizetési módjaink jelzéseit is. Azaz szöveges megjelenítés helyett csináljuk úgy, mint az Officedepot. www.officedepot.com 13. Paypal-os fizetés   Külföldön sok oldal külön kiemeli a Paypal-os fizetési módot Ez az egyik leggyorsabb és legbiztonságosabb fizetési mód jelenleg. A bizalmatlanabb vásárlók (akik nem…
  • #7 Make sure you and your driving school team understand your Philosophy and Vision

    FRESH iDEAS Podcast
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:30 pm
    All too often the head of an organisation knows where it is going but the tail is never told—it just has to follow blindly and hope for the best. What is your business philosophy—some people may call this your mission statement but I personally think it is more. And look I’m speaking from experience here. I’ve been accused many times of people not knowing where I was going, I what I wanted to achieve. I accept that sometimes as a frailty. Am I discussing it enough? Am I connecting with the audience enough? Am I ‘living’ my own philosophy enough? I was majorly criticised for it…
  • How to find your key to unlocking endless creative content ideas

    Tony Vidler
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    by Tony Vidler How we engage with prospective customers has changed fundamentally in the last few years, and smart operators know that delivering engagement and meaningful content is critical to establishing authority, credibility and relevance for your target market. One of the major challenges is continually creating that content.  Content creation is probably the single largest barrier for many professionals in adopting an engagement marketing strategy. The issue is not writing an article or producing a video as such though.  The toughest part is working out the idea to begin with.
  • Time to Talk Turkey

    Gina Danford
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Taking Time to Say Thank You. Thanksgiving is upon us.  It’s that unique American holiday filled wit
  • The 8 Qualities You Need to Look for in a Business Coach

    Stephen D. Milton
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Every entrepreneur needs a coach, because the fastest way to learn any business is to study someone who has been successful at it. This person has already paid the price of experience. You must absorb all of the information that you can out of him or her! Over the years, I’ve met many people who desperately want to be successful but who are ultimately unwilling to invest in themselves. They think, “I can teach myself. I can learn this on my own.” I’m always dumbfounded by this attitude. If I can avoid making a few mistakes, I’m going to. Our whole lives are about learning.
 
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  • What’s your opinion of people showing emotions and crying at work?

    Mike Figliuolo
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:30 am
    Our reader poll today asks: What’s your opinion of people showing their emotions and crying in the workplace? – It’s acceptable as long as it’s not affecting performance: 17.72% – It’s OK sometimes but only in extreme circumstances: 61.13% – It’s not OK and can seem disruptive and unprofessional: 17.97% – It’s completely wrong — […] This is only the beginning of the thought... Please click the article headline above or go to http://www.thoughtleadersllc.com/blog for more.
  • Setting Team Standards with a Simple Phrase

    Mike Figliuolo
    16 Dec 2014 | 11:04 pm
    As you lead your team and set direction, you have to first set standards. Let people know these are the expectations that you have of them for how they’re going to perform, especially when you’re not around. These standards will typically take one of two forms. First, there are context-specific standards. Those relate to the […] This is only the beginning of the thought... Please click the article headline above or go to http://www.thoughtleadersllc.com/blog for more.
  • 4 Strategies for Coping with Entrepreneurial Stress

    Mike Figliuolo
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:02 am
    Today’s post is by Pete Campbell, the lead Content Strategist for Gompels. Zuckerburg, Branson, Jobs, Hoppen; the self-made and super successful occupy a glittering place in our society. These super wealthy entrepreneurs are symbols of what is possible with a good idea, a little innovation, some business acumen and a good dose of hard graft. […] 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 candid are you with job applicants when they don’t get the job?

    Mike Figliuolo
    11 Dec 2014 | 10:30 am
    Our reader poll today asks: How candid are you with job applicants when they don’t get the job? – I’m completely honest with candidates as to the reason they didn’t get the role: 25.44% – I’m straightforward but a little vague when I tell them the reason they didn’t get the role: 48.6% – I’m […] This is only the beginning of the thought... Please click the article headline above or go to http://www.thoughtleadersllc.com/blog for more.
  • Best of thoughtLEADERS 2014: Seriously Our Awesomest Stuff Yet

    Mike Figliuolo
    9 Dec 2014 | 11:06 pm
    It’s time again for our annual year in review list of the BEST posts we’ve published in 2014. Welcome to the 2014 edition of The Figgies (our SIXTH of em!  Wow!) which are the awards we give ourselves for writing awesome blog content (here are the 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 editions of those […] 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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  • Take 2014 Inventory

    Izzy Justice
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:37 am
    The next two weeks are my favorite time of the year. It’s the holidays and for most, work slows down and many take time off. It’s also the end of a calendar year which is a perfect time to take inventory of 2014. Here are list of questions that I invite you to answer – I recommend having at least three responses to each question. Put them down in a document that you can refer to regularly – preferably on your mobile device. What were my 3 best experiences in 2014? Who were the most important people I added to my life? What were the biggest surprises for me? What did I…
  • Coach or be Coached

    Izzy Justice
    1 Dec 2014 | 10:43 am
    Everyone has the capacity to coach someone else at something – whether it is coaching kids in a sport, an after school program, friends, family, neighbors, people that you work with or those that work for you. There is a skill set or knowledge you have acquired that someone else could benefit from. There are many benevolent reasons why this can be both personally rewarding as well as having a positive impact to the recipient – coachee. If that is not enough reason, then consider a much more self-serving one – it will make you better at just about everything you want to do.
  • Where do you store your learning?

    Izzy Justice
    10 Nov 2014 | 7:29 am
    When I ask anyone if they are smarter now than they were five years ago, the answer is always “yes!” I am told that the reason is that in the past five years via all kinds of life experiences and training, they have learned a great deal. Alrighty then. Where do you store all that you have learned – not just in the past five years but the past 10 or 20 years? If your answer to this question is “my brain” – then know that you have greatly diluted the value of the very experiences and learning you have earned. I was sitting in the office of a senior executive…
  • Power of Past & Future … not just Now

    Izzy Justice
    3 Nov 2014 | 9:20 am
    Recently I had a healthy exchange with a good friend on the topic of happiness. She leveraged the Eckhart Tolle premise of happiness being only in the “now” – the present, and as such, not dwelling in the past or worrying about the future. I have had several issues with this premise for many years despite being a fan of Tolle. First, the idea of being present in every moment (the now) is indeed a powerful one. Though most think of it philosophically or spiritually, there is in fact neuroscience that can support this. To be present in the now requires a very high degree of…
  • Courage

    Izzy Justice
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:27 am
    The topic of courage has been explored for perhaps centuries.  It would appear there really is not much more to uncover. We all know what it is, why it is important, and have no problem recognizing it when we see it. Yet, I wonder how many of you have ever been asked this question: “How courageous are you?” How many of you have ever verbally answered that question to an audience? How many of you have asked that question directly to someone else? How many of you know how to answer that question? For a character attribute that is associated with the ability to overcome challenges,…
 
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  • Reading Globally: The Invisible Mentor 2015 Reading Challenge

    Avil Beckford
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:12 am
    Reading Globally: The Invisible Mentor 2015 Reading Challenge Reading Globally: The Invisible Mentor 2015 Reading Challenge Don Tapscott, author of The Digital Economy, and business executive specializing in the role of technology in business and society predicts that the already quickened pace of technology will accelerate. Many jobs have been lost to automation in the past two decades, and many more will be lost to robotics and big data. How safe is your career, and will you be a victim of automation? I do not have the answer, but I think we can intentionally read our way to a solution.
  • The Invisible Mentor Top Blog Posts of 2014

    Avil Beckford
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:29 am
    The Invisible Mentor Top Blog Posts of 2014 The Invisible Mentor Top Blog Posts of 2014 I cannot believe that 2015 is two weeks away, where did the time go? Several years ago, I read that blogs like mine take a while to gain traction because they do not cover news, and now I am starting to see that there is some truth to that. Last year, and even this year, the most popular posts are years old, and in fact, several of them that were on the list last year are on this year’s list as well. I suspect that they are popular because they are book reviews of classic literature. It’s interesting…
  • An Evening with Don Tapscott at the Rotman School of Management

    Avil Beckford
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:36 am
    An Evening with Don Tapscott at the Rotman School of Management An Evening with Don Tapscott at the Rotman School of Management How good are you at thinking on your feet? I must admit that I am not that great because I tend to reflect on the information that I am taking in, therefore it is difficult for me to respond right away. With that in mind, I recently attended The Digital Economy – A 20-Year Retrospective and Perspectives for the Future, a part of the Big Ideas Speaker Series @ Rotman, where Matthew Bishop, Globalisation Editor, The Economist interviewed Don Tapscott. This year…
  • Are You Stuck in a Creative Rut?

    Avil Beckford
    11 Dec 2014 | 3:12 am
    Are You Stuck in a Creative Rut? Are You Stuck in a Creative Rut – My Tarot Cards I often generate great ideas, but over the past year or so, the creative pump has not been working properly. I get some ideas, but far from the amount that I am accustomed to generating so I am feeling very frustrated. Many people have a vision of a light bulb and ta-da, like magic, a great idea hits you like a ton of brick. Although it is a compelling image, great ideas are seldom born that way. You have to create a fertile ground for the ideas to percolate before your Eureka moment occurs. 5 Steps to…
  • Better Note-Taking: Learning to Abbreviate Words

    Avil Beckford
    10 Dec 2014 | 3:12 am
    Taking Better Notes – Learning to Abbreviate Words Better Note-Taking: Learning to Abbreviate Words Note taking is an art, but I did not recognize that until recently. I take notes when I read books and take courses, and sometimes I take better notes than at other times. What I have noticed, especially when I have read a book and have not written the review in a day or two, if I have not taken very good notes, then I have a very difficult time remembering all the important points in the book. Although I would love to think of myself as Wonder Woman, the reality is that the curve of…
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    Rebel Brown

  • Why You Can’t Trust Your Memory

    rebel brown
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:03 am
    Our memories aren’t trustworthy. I know, we all think they are. After all, we remember the important experiences in our lives with such vividness. Did you know that our unconscious mind is filling in gaps in our experiences and memories, all the time? So that vivid experience you recall may or may not be what actually happened? We fill in the gaps in our vision, hearing, memories and perceptions, in every moment of every day. Which is why our memories aren’t trustworthy, or accurate for that matter. The Gaps in Our Minds We all have mental gaps, those times and places where we…
  • Suicide in My Mind

    rebel brown
    14 Dec 2014 | 5:11 am
    This post is part of a month-long series on suicide, written by friends in honor of  Sam Fiorella and his family. It’s dedicated to their amazing son Lucas, who the world lost to suicide earlier this year. The first time I tried to kill myself I was 8 years old.  I tried to overdose on baby aspirin.  I still remember that stomach pumping.  Mom and the doctor thought it was an accident. It wasn’t. I tried again in my early teens. More pills.  My angels must have been watching over me cause my stomach refused the pills before I could do the damage I wanted.  Again, Mom thought it…
  • The Sky is Falling!!!

    rebel brown
    2 Dec 2014 | 9:57 am
    Have you noticed that many of the most highly read articles or new stories have fearful headlines? How about all the fear mongering when it comes to selling everything from new drugs to cars to clothing? And then there’s the media and its insatiable need for horror. Don’t get me started…. We are surrounded by negative hype. It’s working when it comes to getting our attention. Write a great article on a positive subject? Chances are you won’t get the same readership as the person who writes a similar article with a very negative slant. We seem to be drawn to the…
  • How to Innovate Instead of Update

    rebel brown
    1 Dec 2014 | 6:27 am
    Another new year. Time to begin to create our 2015 plan. Just like every year end. I know you want to reach for last year’s plan(s). It’s a great template to get started. If you want to play last year’s game. Your market changed significantly in the last year, as did your buyers and competitors. So why begin with a year old perspective? Innovate Instead of Update We humans dislike a blank anything. It’s so much easier to update than innovate. Which is why we like pulling that plan out of the drawer. That’s also why we get stuck in a rut and don’t even know…
  • Mirror Mirror in Your Mind, Who’s the Best Mirror You Can Find?

    rebel brown
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:21 am
    Think you’re an original? You might want to think again. We all have something called mirror neurons in our brains.  Although their presence has been debated since the early 19th century, thanks to today’s neuroscience, we now know these mirrors exist. More importantly,  we are beginning to understand their power. Mirror neurons perform a very simple function: They  unconsciously fire when we watch someone else do  an action.  They then also unconsciously fire when we perform that same action. Yep – these neurons fire to train us to mimic others’ actions. Which…
 
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  • Surprising Research Results Show We Should Lead Like Scrooge

    Jim Clemmer
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:30 am
    After Ebenezer Scrooge has his life-changing Christmas Eve experience, he enthusiastically sets out on a new pathway to personal growth on Christmas Day. When he gets back to work what would you suggest he do to increase Bob Cratchit’s workplace engagement? In his entertaining and insightful Forbes column, “Lead Like Scrooge: The Surprising Research Results“, Joe Folkman asks: 1. Should he continue to be more considerate (we assume that he has moved from poor performance to average) while now working hard on being less driven and demanding? Or 2. Should he continue at a high…
  • Video Clip: Working ON the Team versus IN the Team

    Jim Clemmer
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:30 am
    We’re working with the leadership team of a multi-billion dollar project that’s critical to the future of the company. Through a series of offsite retreats with dozens of the top managers and key professionals we’ve developed strong alignment on core Strategic Imperatives for the next year. We’re now forming SI Teams and solid implementation plans to move each Strategic Imperative forward. There’s one major obstacle on the horizon: the senior leadership is frantically caught up in daily urgencies that are distorting its priorities. The team is feeling intense…
  • Give the Gift of Recognition and Celebration

    Jim Clemmer
    11 Dec 2014 | 2:30 am
    American president, Thomas Jefferson, once said “the glow of one warm thought is worth more to me than money.” Reinforcing feedback produces a powerful afterglow that raises the positivity ratio, energizes and inspires, and provides the pause that refreshes. This is the perfect time of year for you and your team to reflect back looking for strengths to reinforce and accomplishments to celebrate. This can be an important part of anchoring your culture in strengths. Recognition and celebration are among the most inexpensive, easy‑to‑use motivational techniques available to…
  • Profit is a Means Not an End

    Jim Clemmer
    9 Dec 2014 | 2:30 am
    One of my favorite Holiday traditions is watching numerous movie versions of Charles Dickens’ powerful classic, A Christmas Carol. The story centers on Ebenezer Scrooge a selfish, cold-hearted miser who cares only about maximizing his profits. Donald Duck’s uncle, Scrooge McDuck is a cartoon character named after Ebenezer Scrooge. In those cartoons he’s the world’s richest person. He’s often shown sitting on or swimming in huge piles of gold coins and bills. One of the great paradoxes of our time is we’ve living in the most prosperous period in history. Yet…
  • Middle Managers Are the Most Disengaged

    Jim Clemmer
    4 Dec 2014 | 2:30 am
    Employee engagement is a critical issue for many organizations. And for good reason. Highly engaged employees are more productive, less likely to leave, have lower absenteeism, create happier customers, contribute to safer workplaces, increase revenues, and decrease costs. A new research study from Zenger Folkman shows that many organizations are overlooking their most disengaged people: middle managers. And the ripple effect of disengaged managers is very destructive down through the organization. Zenger Folkman reviewed data from 320,000 employees across a broad number of organizations. ZF…
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  • 10 Business Coaching Tips for Motivation

    Nicole Schneider
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:54 pm
    Business coaching for motivation has been a powerful tool for many to propel themselves away from procrastination and a lack of organization. Many people have difficulty motivating themselves in certain contexts of their work or life, or are suffering from a “coaching” manager whose idea of motivation is that the flogging won’t stop until you are motivated.  Though this may be effective for some, it isn’t for most others. Here are 10 business coaching tips for motivation: 1. Understand that the brain can’t understand the difference between those things you…
  • 60 Easy Goals to Achieve Happiness in 2015

    Nicole Schneider
    8 Dec 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Who couldn’t use a little more happiness while setting some easy goals at the same time?!  These goals have been collected by life coach trainer Nicole Schneider from Global NLP Training.   Easy Goals to Achieve Happiness: Fun & Recreation 1. Do at least 1 fun activity at work per day, and include your co-workers. 2. Set aside one evening or day a week  as an appointment with yourself to do something you enjoy. This doesn’t involve a computer or TV. 3. List 50 fun activities you could do with your children, nieces & nephews that you would enjoy too. 4. Brain storm…
  • 10 Tips for an NLP Master Practitioner

    Nicole Schneider
    3 Dec 2014 | 11:34 pm
    An NLP Master Practitioner often wonders what tips their trainer still has to offer. There are many, but I selected 10 easy ones that will prove to be useful to you if you follow them. NLP is literally a life time of learning, and can always be improved. Even as a trainer I notice where places of additional mastery can be achieved. And when I check other professionals on youtube, I would say the same for them; some more than others. It is important that everything a Master Practitioner does with the tools, begins with a great intention and then is followed by a lot of practice. Stepping into…
  • How to Use NLP to Create Gratitude

    Nicole Schneider
    28 Nov 2014 | 5:18 am
    NLP can be used in so many different ways, especially when you start taking techniques out of the box. I wanted to write this article, inspired by the holidays celebrated world-wide, and most importantly Thanksgiving. Many of the techniques we learn in NLP training are about creating resourceful states. Most Practitioners tend to think first about resourceful states such as confidence, calmness, or excitement. You may think, what about happiness? I tend to not anchor or do much NLP work specific to happiness, as happiness is a vague concept. I would much rather take resourceful states and…
  • 6 Steps to Starting an NLP Coaching Session

    Nicole Schneider
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:59 pm
    How do I start an NLP coaching session? This actually starts before I am even seeing or talking to my client. Step 1: What information do I have prior to the NLP coaching session? I go over any information or notes I may have, whether they are my notes from a previous session, any information I personally know about the client, or googling the client’s place of work (especially in NLP coaching for business.) I make notes about these; these are are not long pieces of text, as that becomes a pain. These are often small notes that I can easily access during the coaching. Step…
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  • How to Handle Difficult Colleagues

    Diane Craig
    11 Dec 2014 | 8:28 am
    No matter where you work, it is a certainty that you will have to work with a difficult co-worker at some point in your career. In fact, you may have met him or her already: a difficult colleague can be someone who complains constantly, does not contribute equally, is always ready to start an argument, or even engages in bullying. In many circumstances, it can be hard to know the right thing to say or do in response to someone whose behaviour is uncooperative and irrational. However, there are a few responses you can rely on that will make the situation easier to handle in many contexts.
  • Multitasking Can Hinder Your Executive Presence

    Diane Craig
    5 Dec 2014 | 2:21 pm
    In recent years, several studies have suggested that it is actually impossible for the human brain to multitask. Yet we continue to persist in our attempts: every day many of us juggle simultaneous responsibilities at work and an endless to-do list at home, all while managing alerts and messages on multiple devices. Not only is your brain truly incapable of multitasking, but also trying to multitasking constantly can hinder your Executive Presence. In this post, I discuss how multitasking can weaken your presence and I provide some suggestions for cutting back on this habit. First, imagine…
  • Holiday Decorations in the Office: How Much is Too Much Cheer?

    Diane Craig
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:40 am
    Everywhere you look, holiday decorations are already appearing. Christmas trees are cropping up in stores and in city squares; wreaths are being placed on doors and walls; dazzling holiday lights are going up anywhere they can be hung. At this time of year, many companies want to bring the holiday cheer into their offices as well. If this is the case for you and your organization, feel free to deck the halls and cubicles — but remember to keep your office looking professional throughout the festivities as well. This post outlines a few suggestions for a tasteful, efficient, and joyful…
  • How to Motivate Colleagues for Effective and Balanced Teamwork

    Diane Craig
    17 Nov 2014 | 8:37 am
    Leading a group project or team initiative is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate your leadership and management skills. However, little is more frustrating than when team members do not contribute equally to the task at hand. Uncooperative group members may not complete their work on time, refrain from participating in group meetings, or approach work with a negative attitude. While unequal contributions from team members make projects unnecessarily difficult, this behaviour occurs more often than you may think. Such behaviour can hinder the success of a project – both the process and…
  • Keep a Bright Outlook during Dark Winter Days

    Diane Craig
    11 Nov 2014 | 8:42 am
    As winter approaches, the days are getting darker – until it feels like the middle of the night when we leave the office after 5:00 pm! During these dark and cold months, many people feel less energetic and motivated, which can affect quality of work and productivity in the workplace. Yet in business, attitude is everything. How you approach your work, how you interact with your colleagues, or how you view your own professional path: a positive attitude is important in all of these aspects of a career. How, then, can you maintain a bright and sunny attitude, even when the sun sets far…
 
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  • Mental Toughness for Success

    Patsi Krakoff
    28 Nov 2014 | 7:18 am
    Few of us wake up in the morning with the intention of being a hero. Instead, we hope to get by without any major stumbling blocks and aim to do what is expected of us. It’s only when confronted with obstacles that threaten to derail our routines and plans that we don the armor and go into battle. As they say, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” Here’s something to think about: What if we’re missing opportunities to get what we want  ̶  and help others get what they want  ̶  by not seeing the obstacles early enough? Successful people don’t limit their…
  • Motivate without Over-Managing

    Patsi Krakoff
    17 Nov 2014 | 5:46 am
    Many business leaders have lost sight of what motivates people at work. In fact, some companies haven’t updated their incentive practices in years, which means they’re probably struggling to create and sustain high-performing teams. Companies continue to ignore the obvious: Offering incentives and rewards is less effective than tapping into truly meaningful intrinsic motivation. Leaders operate on old assumptions about motivation despite a wealth of well-documented scientific evidence. The old “carrot-and-stick” mentality actually inhibits employees from seeking creative solutions,…
  • Do You Know Yourself Well?

    Patsi Krakoff
    3 Nov 2014 | 2:23 pm
    How well do you think you know yourself? Self-awareness is key to success in work, life, and relationships. “Knowing yourself, and knowing the forces that affect the people who work for you, holds the key to being a successful leader.” ~ Kenneth M. Settel, MD, Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, CEO Psychology: Who Rises, Who Falls and Why (RosettaBooks, 2012) Many of us know our character strengths, and over time have worked to develop them. At the same time, not being cognizant of our weaknesses can blindside our success. The very character traits that peg you as…
  • Leading with Trust: Principles and Practice

    Patsi Krakoff
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:34 am
    Despite the importance of building relationship trust, few leaders give it the focus it deserves. Misunderstood as a nebulous “feeling,” trust is earned through consistent, positive behaviors practiced over time, making it an indispensable leadership skill. Roughly half of all managers don’t trust their leaders, according to a Golin Harris survey of 450 executives at 30 global companies. In a 2011 Maritz survey, out of more than 90,000 employees worldwide, only seven percent say they trust their senior leaders to look out for their best interests. A Watson Wyatt Worldwide study of…
  • Your Personal Presence: Appearances Matter

    Patsi Krakoff
    10 Oct 2014 | 5:28 am
    How much time and attention do you give to your wardrobe and appearance? It’s often the little things that count. Like it or not, first impressions matter. Remember Malcolm Gladwell’s blockbuster book Blink, back in 2007? The author stresses how quickly we decide to like or dislike someone. Our brains size up people in less than 250 milliseconds. While character and communication skills are key, you won’t influence the people you wish to if your appearance telegraphs that you’re clueless. Whether you’re an executive up for promotion, an employee seeking more responsibilities, or a…
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    Innovative Influence (Suzi Pomerantz's Blog)

  • The six essential ‘roles of engagement’ for leaders in 2015

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

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

    Suzi Pomerantz
    27 Oct 2014 | 11:36 am
    Aligning your subconscious mind with your conscious intentions will allow you, as a leader, to manifest your goals and objectives more quickly, effectively, and easily. Do you know how often your subconscious works in opposition to your conscious intent?  Clean that up! Dr. Cathy Collautt shows you how in this great interview of her on MarieTV.  Below the video you can find my favorite quotes from this very powerful talk on how to fully deploy your most powerful asset! From the transcript: Dr. Cathy is amazingly smart (she’s an Oxford grad) but she is a metaphysician and manifesting…
  • How Mindful Leaders Get Results – by Scott Eblin

    Suzi Pomerantz
    7 Oct 2014 | 1:32 pm
      One of the things I know for sure about leadership is that leaders control the weather. If you’ve ever worked in a setting where the first question everyone asks each other in the morning is “What kind of mood is he (or she) in today?” then you know the truth of that statement. The answer to that first thing in the morning question determines the kind of day everyone has ahead of them and, consequently, the quality of the work that gets done. If the leader is sunny and bright, then it’s going to be a good day; if the leader is stormy and cloudy then everyone better buckle up…
  • Free Webinar on how to SUPERCHARGE your coaching business!

    Suzi Pomerantz
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:39 am
    Since my friends and colleagues Melinda Cohan and Kate Steinbacher have received such a tremendous response to their free 3-part video training series, Your Coaching Business Blueprint: Everything You Need To Know To Get Your Business On Track, they’re offering you one more critical piece of training. According to Kate and Melinda, passionate coaches from all over the world are raving about the “aha!” moments they experienced … and the potential to build streamlined, profitable businesses they love! Here’s where it gets even better: They’ve decided to offer one…
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  • The Imaginary Mentor

    Patty Azzarello
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:37 am
    I have written in the past about the importance of mentors and the kind of mentors you need. Later today I’m doing a webinar on Finding the Right Mentor. You can still register. But for now, I want to address the concern that many people have which is that getting a mentor is a difficult and awkward thing to accomplish. It doesn’t need to be awkward Many people struggle to identify mentors, and then asking them to be a mentor seems like an awkward marriage proposal…. “Will you be my mentor?”. It doesn’t have to be this way. Have many informal mentors Start thinking of…
  • The best outline for an executive presentation

    Patty Azzarello
    9 Dec 2014 | 12:02 pm
    What is the best approach? “What is the most effective format for a compelling, persuasive presentation to executives?” This question came up during my last Coaching Hour for members of Azzarello Group, and as we talked about it, I thought it was worth sharing on the blog. There are two key elements for a successful presentation: 1. It must be brief and highly relevant! 2. It must be delivered well You need to prepare for both the content and the delivery of your presentation. Too many times I see people investing a huge amount of preparation time into the content, but not giving…
  • Managing Your Own Performance

    Patty Azzarello
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:47 pm
    This month’s webinar was on the topic of Managing Your Own Performance If you missed it, you can download the recording. The webinar: This is a very useful webinar to download if you want to: Get your career and life goals in focus for next year Manage your own productivity better Get ready for a performance review with your boss Know how to proactively choose the right work to ensure your development Take consistent action on longer term career and business goals NOVEMBER ONLY: Get $30 off on Membership This webinar on Managing Your Own Performance is a great tool to help start the year…
  • Happiness & Time Management

    Patty Azzarello
    17 Nov 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Schedule what is important to you In getting ready for this month’s webinar on Managing Your Own Performance, I recalled a small epiphany I had many years ago: Time management is the key to happiness. What I mean by this is simply that: I have way more fun, when I make time on purpose to have fun. The on-purpose part is important because the annoying things and the non-optional responsibilities in life have a way using up all your time if you don’t fight back. The big aha is this: The annoying stuff and the responsibilities assert themselves. They demand to be done — The…
  • Execution is not beneath you

    Patty Azzarello
    10 Nov 2014 | 1:50 pm
    The problem For years I have been trying to figure out why so many leaders tolerate poor execution and do nothing about it. One unfortunate issue I see quite regularly is simply that some “big” executives seem to believe that execution is beneath them. They view execution as a low level job for other, less important, less strategic people to deal with. Above it all This “above it all” approach is dangerous. When your involvement stops with the vision and the talking part, your organization can not possibly automatically self optimize to make your strategy happen.
 
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    Coaching Excellence

  • Your 2015 Goals: 6 Questions To Ask Yourself

    ipeccoaching
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:58 pm
    “Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson Great leaders have a vision. When you think of people like Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, Henry Ford, the Wright Brothers and Bill Gates, you cannot help but be in awe of what they created as a result of their vision. Everyone on the planet has been impacted by their […]
  • The Holiday Hustle: Energizing or Exhausting?

    ipeccoaching
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:40 pm
    I know people who finish their holiday shopping before the calendar has been flipped to December. They’ve gotten all the gifts for everyone on their list. They may have even finished wrapping them. Let me be clear on this: I am not one of those people. Energizing or exhausting? I’m more of a “week before Christmas” kind-of-guy. Yeah, the crowds at the mall can be (what’s a polite way of saying this?) impolite at times. I can deal with that. Waiting to shop, for some reason, gets me more into the holiday spirit. The whole “hustle and bustle of the […]
  • Is Social Media Really Social?

    ipeccoaching
    12 Dec 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Rarely does a day go by where I do not read something about the value of developing relationships on social media. It gives you the opportunity to reach many people every time you post something on Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ or one of the numerous other sites available to you. It seems like everyone is involved in sharing – whether it is important information or not. Some people have thousands of followers or “friends” online that they communicate with every day. On the surface, there is value to being more connected to family members, friends, and business associates. It breaks down…
  • The Grass Isn’t Greener…But Jealousy Is

    ipeccoaching
    10 Dec 2014 | 12:18 pm
    I was sitting in a pizzeria the other day. It was later than the usual lunchtime rush, so the crowd had died down. There were eight or nine of us having lunch. I’ve been traveling a lot lately, so I was using the time to catch up on the numerous emails that piled up. As I’m sure you know, they can quickly get unwieldy. So, I’m sitting there, gnoshing on my pizza and typing away on my tablet, when a couple of “business casual” dressed guys came in. What’s luck got to do with it? They ordered and took a […]
  • 5 Ways To Go From “Pain” To “Gain”

    ipeccoaching
    3 Dec 2014 | 1:03 pm
    I find it interesting how frequently living creatures tolerate discomfort and pain. I include myself in this group. Many years ago, I suffered a fairly severe injury to my rotator cuff. It still bothers me to this day. Some days I forget about it, some days it’s fairly painful, but the injury lingers. I’ve consulted doctors whose prognoses for surgical improvement span from mildly better range of movement and decrease of pain to good improvement in both areas. I’ve decided to deal with the occasional discomfort of the injury rather than have surgery. Hey, my baseball days…
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    Vantage Point

  • 10 Gift Ideas for Your Boss

    Vantage Point
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Last minute Christmas shopping doesn’t have to be an ordeal (seriously!). And as managers trying to find the right work-life balance, it does not have to be another big addition to your to-do lists. The trick is to get the recommendations and decide beforehand on what you are buying. If you’re having trouble identifying what your niece wishes for Christmas, we cannot help you there. But if your boss is also one of the recipients, the following list might get you out of that busy shopping street a bit quicker. Today we present the 10 gift ideas for your boss from your personal Gift…
  • Christmas Etiquette in the Office

    Experteer Staff
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    This is the soppy time of the year when you have the chance to let people in your life know how important they are to you: family, of course, friends, for sure and …office colleagues? Yes of course for networking and then the next senior position or promotion. Ok, also so that you can breathe in good office air. Earlier this year we already shared the reasons on why paying attention to the workplace relationships can in fact help you improve your productivity and perceptions. Recently I met a group of managers and several among those also talked about team culture and how they need to…
  • 8 tips to refresh during your year end break

    Susanne Kirchner
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    The year is slowly but surely coming to an end even if the summer holiday feels like it happened just yesterday. Everyone is looking forward to the holiday period of the year. Holidays should allow for rest and free your mind. In the few days or several weeks we will finally once again have time for ourselves and do things that are so have far fallen on the wayside. But many do not make it actually succeed in turning off while on vacation. It is not uncommon for supervisors and managers to come in the company during their vacation time for meetings. So much so for relaxation and…
  • Management Skills 207: Tips to fight ageism at workplace

    Susanne Kirchner
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    One of our team leaders waited until his last day in our company, to tell us how old he is. Apart from the fact that he looked much older than he really was, I was suddenly aware of why. The rest of his team was older than him and he wanted to avoid that this would put his leadership in question. Yes, ageism at workplace has become an important issue. May worry that the headhunters disqualify candidates because the company wanted someone “younger”. But who says older employees perform worse than their younger colleagues? If you reach a certain age are you actually doomed…
  • How do hiring managers read resumes ?

    Ashwati Michael
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    At the time of looking at the job description, it feels perfect. And you submit the resume. And then you wonder, how do managers read resumes? What are they looking at? For recruiters and hiring managers who deal with hundreds of resumes, it is difficult to sort to the information overload. Some resumes are nothing more than a recitation of work history. With others they will be looking at a document that was written to focus on a specific target job, or perhaps hide a problem. Resumes get longer and more complex as there is more experience to draw on, and at the same time their very…
 
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