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  • Have You Heard About Vistage Executive Coaching?

    Coaches Training Blog
    Fred Phillips
    27 Jul 2015 | 4:36 pm
    Have you heard the name Vistage Executive Coaching? If you own or manage a business, you might want to write this name down – Vistage Executive Coaching. What is Vistage Executive Coaching? Vistage is an executive coaching company that provides business coaching and leadership training for executives and CEOs. They bring together groups of executives, […]
  • How Great Leaders Manage Perceptions

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    Patsi Krakoff
    23 Jul 2015 | 7:04 am
    As a leader, how adept are you at communicating your true intentions and managing perceptions? Even at the highest levels of government and business, leaders struggle to communicate their intentions. Most of us have some demonstrable deficiencies when it comes to influencing others. “You can influence people’s perceptions of you by playing to their needs. Once you understand how to make other people feel comfortable with you, you’ve won their approval.” —Corporate marketing consultant Camille Lavington, You’ve Only Got Three Seconds (Main Street Books, 1998) A leader’s words may…
  • All Emotions are Contagious

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

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    Pauline Wolf, CHHP CPI
    22 Feb 2015 | 5:02 pm
    SMART people take the time to learn about strengths and weaknesses before venturing into new territory. Many people want to own their own business. We are creative, eager, competitive and industrious. We are gregarious, convincing and highly motivated. We help to create and change the world around us and make no excuses for who we are. Life is an adventure and we love to live it. Turning all these qualities to our advantages naturally leads us into being leaders of industry. We may have a unique skill or product to offer, or, we may simply want to control our own destiny. My varied 40 years…
  • Introducing a New Organization and Web Site: Women Who Innovate

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    10 Jul 2015 | 12:28 am
    Recently, in addition to my work at Creative Sage™, I’ve been busy co-founding a new organization, with a new web site: Women Who Innovate, along with LeAnna Carey, Renee Hopkins, and Wanda McClure — you can read about all four of us here. You also can read more about our story, but some may still ask: Why Women Who Innovate? I have attempted to answer that question with the following post, which has been republished from the Women Who Innovate Blog: Why Women Who Innovate? By Cathryn Hrudicka, Co-Founder at Women Who Innovate, and Founder/CEO/Chief Imagination Officer at Creative…
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  • Introducing a New Organization and Web Site: Women Who Innovate

    admin
    10 Jul 2015 | 12:28 am
    Recently, in addition to my work at Creative Sage™, I’ve been busy co-founding a new organization, with a new web site: Women Who Innovate, along with LeAnna Carey, Renee Hopkins, and Wanda McClure — you can read about all four of us here. You also can read more about our story, but some may still ask: Why Women Who Innovate? I have attempted to answer that question with the following post, which has been republished from the Women Who Innovate Blog: Why Women Who Innovate? By Cathryn Hrudicka, Co-Founder at Women Who Innovate, and Founder/CEO/Chief Imagination Officer at Creative…
 
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    Madalyn Sklar - Social Media Coach & Music Marketing

  • #TwitterSmarter Podcast: Leverage Social Selling with Kim Garst [Episode 17]

    Madalyn Sklar
    23 Jul 2015 | 11:35 pm
    Kim Garst is CEO of Boom! Social Media Marketing where she applies her 20+ years of experience to help small business owners, entrepreneurs, marketers and managers with building online traffic, increasing engagement, converting prospects into buyers and developing compelling content. Kim is a respected author, leader of a 500K social media community, and has been listed as a Forbes magazine Top 10 Social Media Women Power Influencer. In this #TwitterSmarter episode, she will share a few tips on social selling via Twitter to grow your bottom line. Episode Highlights: Social selling is all…
  • #TwitterSmarter Podcast: Storytelling 140 Characters At A Time with Keith Quesenberry [Episode 16]

    Madalyn Sklar
    21 Jul 2015 | 11:23 pm
    An active researcher and published author, Keith Quesenberry teaches marketing (traditional, digital and integrated) at Johns Hopkins University. Prior to that he spent 17 years as an associate creative director and copywriter for startups and Fortune 500 companies. In this #TwitterSmarter episode, Keith shares his insights on the importance of one-to-one conversations on Twitter, and how to tell great stories 140 characters at a time. Episode Highlights: Twitter is crowded, with lots of noise. Keith believes that to stand out it’s critical we engage with people genuinely via one-to-one…
  • #TwitterSmarter Podcast: Mapping Your Goals on Twitter with Britt Michaelian [Episode 15]

    Madalyn Sklar
    20 Jul 2015 | 1:11 am
    This episode’s #TwitterSmarter guest is writer, producer and entrepreneur Britt Michaelian. This proud wife and mom is the host of Mass Amplify, a podcast for social media brand builders, strategists and influencers who want to amplify content for intentional results. Episode Highlights: To find value from Twitter, it is important to be strategic in its use and to set measurable goals – this means mapping out the top three things to do on Twitter each day When starting out, commit to tweeting regularly, show up authentically, and curate and create content that is of value Know who you are…
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    AllBusiness.com » Sales

  • 6 Ways to Incentivize Your Sales Team This Summer

    AllBusiness Editors
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:02 am
    With summer activities top-of-mind, how can sales managers motivate their teams to hit and even surpass their metrics? Here are six ways you can incentivize your sales team to keep your numbers up throughout the summer. The post 6 Ways to Incentivize Your Sales Team This Summer appeared first on AllBusiness.com.
  • 5 Steps to Take Control of Your Sales Process

    AllBusiness Editors
    22 Jul 2015 | 5:44 am
    When you lose control of your sales process, you’re also likely to lose the sale. Follow these five steps to take control. The post 5 Steps to Take Control of Your Sales Process appeared first on AllBusiness.com.
  • Are You Giving Customers Reasons Not to Buy From You?

    AllBusiness Editors
    16 Jul 2015 | 5:08 am
    Take the time to get your selling “house” in order before you start making sales calls. Buyers drive away from houses that don’t have curb appeal. Don’t give your customers reasons not to buy from you. The post Are You Giving Customers Reasons Not to Buy From You? appeared first on AllBusiness.com.
  • Key to Successful Selling: Why You Need to Lead to Sell

    AllBusiness Editors
    13 Jul 2015 | 5:13 am
    Why do you almost always reject a sales call from a complete stranger? Why does cold calling yield such low results? Find out why by understanding how and why human nature works. The post Key to Successful Selling: Why You Need to Lead to Sell appeared first on AllBusiness.com.
  • Keeping Customers: How Not to Lose Business

    AllBusiness Editors
    9 Jul 2015 | 5:39 am
    Keeping existing business is a lot easier than bringing in new business. Just be sure you’re doing what you need to do to keep your current customers. The post Keeping Customers: How Not to Lose Business appeared first on AllBusiness.com.
 
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  • 1-Minute Playbook: Take Control Of Your Time

    Ulrika
    8 Jul 2015 | 4:07 am
    Poor time management is simply a bad habit. You can learn to organize and control your time better by following some simple tips listed below: – If a task takes less than five minutes, do it right away. If it takes longer, put it on a list. Keep a written to-do list and incorporate the “less than five minute” strategy. – For a couple of days, take an inventory of how you spend your time to find out where and how you’re wasting time. Write down everything you do today and reflect – is there something you are wasting time on? – Cut big jobs into small chunks. Order…
  • How A Business Mentor in Brisbane Helps for Business

    thebusinessmentorau
    23 Jun 2015 | 5:15 am
    You are able to significantly enhance your possibilities of success in your house based business in Brisbane by meeting new guys who might be your business mentor Brisbane. Choose a person with confirmed success, more expertise and contacts than you inside your chosen “niche”. They’ve been in which you are going, business-wise, and may offer you priceless info that will alter your life. Most extremely successful individuals in Brisbane had a business mentor for assistance. Choosing a business mentor in Brisbane is a superb way to keep afloat, increase your business and…
  • Their phone went dead!

    David's Better Business Blog
    17 Jun 2015 | 2:00 pm
    I rang a prospective new supplier today – at 9.37am. After ringing for ages the phone suddenly went
  • 5 Ways To Keep On Going When The Going Gets Tough

    jewelscarter
    22 May 2015 | 3:56 am
    We know that getting customers is a challenge, and the ability to keep going through the challenging times is the difference between boom or bust.  So just how do you keep on ploughing through? Here are my top 5 tips to keeping a positive customer focus mindset.  Continue Reading…
  • For all to see!

    David's Better Business Blog
    18 May 2015 | 2:17 am
    I have to admit that I’m not a big fan of planning and diaries on computers. As far as I’m concerned
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  • Business Coaching

    personalempowermentcoach
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:27 pm
    Business Coaching – http://ift.tt/1ljvN7p BUSINESS COACHING : 00:00:05 Business Coaching 00:00:15 Self Esteem Coach 00:00:26 Bonnie Bruderer 00:00:37 Professional Coaching 00:00:48 Online Life Coach Business Coaching If you want to find business coach online, it is very important to have the most dependable information to guide you better. This is necessary because you do not want to spend time and money without getting positive results. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0jU387j85IClick here for more info… from Tumblr from Tumblr
  • Can I afford not to have a Business Coach?

    BizLogic
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:50 pm
    Hundreds of thousands of businesses worldwide would suggest that perhaps you can’t. Who are Business Coaches? A Business Coach is just like a sporting coach. A sporting coach pushes an athlete to achieve optimum performance, provides support when they are exhausted and teaches the athlete to execute plays that their competition does not anticipate. A sporting coach will make you run more laps than you feel like. A sporting coach will tell it like it is. And a sporting coach will listen. The role of the Business Coach is to coach business owners/managers to improve their business through…
  • Business Coach, Consultant, Mentor, Advisor – What’s the difference?

    BizLogic
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:42 pm
    These terms are thrown around, sometimes quite loosely, in business discussions, so it is important to understand the subtle differences between them. Coach – helps you to do it for yourself Consultant – does it for you Mentor –  shows you how to do it, as they have done it before Advisor – gives you advice specific to the problem BizLogic will wear all of these hats at different times during the business development journey.
  • Do you Speak “Sales”?

    Straight Talk Group
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:10 pm
    YOU WON’T WANT TO AFTER YOU LEARN TO SPEAK “WIIFM”. “What’s In It For Me?” This is the only question anyone who reads, sees or hears your business’ marketing material really has. Many businesses make the mistake of spending their marketing time and dollars on telling the market how great they are – without educating their audience about why that matters, and what difference it could make to their lives. The Care Factor Do you know what the deciding factor for 68% of prospects who chose not to do business with you is? If you said price.. you’d be wrong. That’s good news…
  • Are you a ‘what-is’ person?

    laurencerumming
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:37 am
    I tend to be and strive hard to move away from it but it is difficult.  To those of us who are Sensing we are grounded by what we can taste, touch, hear, see and smell’.  We live in the world of ‘what-is’.  Looking at the future and possibilities does not come easily. There are times when I would love to be an Intuitive and even more times when I would like to understand them.  It is an experience to be in a conversation that suddenly changes direction sometimes losing the listener, but rich with fascinating ideas that springboard from those conversations.  Every board or…
 
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    WordPress Tag: Small Business Coach

  • 1-Minute Playbook: Take Control Of Your Time

    Ulrika
    8 Jul 2015 | 4:07 am
    Poor time management is simply a bad habit. You can learn to organize and control your time better by following some simple tips listed below: – If a task takes less than five minutes, do it right away. If it takes longer, put it on a list. Keep a written to-do list and incorporate the “less than five minute” strategy. – For a couple of days, take an inventory of how you spend your time to find out where and how you’re wasting time. Write down everything you do today and reflect – is there something you are wasting time on? – Cut big jobs into small chunks. Order…
  • The Top 4 Concerns of Women Entrepreneurs

    Lakisha Sarbah
    26 Jun 2015 | 4:41 pm
    While working in my virtual assistant business and coaching / mentoring women entrepreneurs, I have noticed a common concern among women business owners. Fear – Women seem  to have more fears than men when it comes to entrepreneurship. And although our fears vary, there are a few fears we share. The Fear of Failure – Fearing failure is very common among women business owners. Stepping out to share your ideas and passions with the world is exciting but at the same time can paralyze you in fear. Getting to know and understanding your fears is the first step to moving…
  • Why you should avail business coaching benefits?

    businsscoach
    14 May 2015 | 4:32 am
    Are you a firm or an organization, which offers the best products and services to clientele but can’t quite figure out why is it going wrong at places? Well then, you need to opt for business coaching as it offers a number of benefits to the clientele. Here are some more reasons why you need to availbusiness coaching benefits.Take a look at the pointers given below to know more: The first point is that they have a staff of experienced professionals who can easily provide you with the guidance that can easily help you out. They will bring to the table their expertise in the niche and this…
  • How to Turn your Passions into Profit

    Pauline Wolf, CHHP CPI
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:57 am
    Writing up a Business Plan can be an exciting process. This is where you can decide if you can combine your passions in life with your business. Do this and you will have a much greater chance at success. By giving yourself the opportunity to live your life fully engaged in what you love to do, you approach your life happy to meet all challenges, turning work into adventure and fun. Work is no longer perceived as hard and tedious because it represents who you are, how you perceive yourself, your lifestyle, and how you want others to perceive you. Your business automatically reflects the…
  • Why use a SMART Business Coach?

    Pauline Wolf, CHHP CPI
    22 Feb 2015 | 5:02 pm
    SMART people take the time to learn about strengths and weaknesses before venturing into new territory. Many people want to own their own business. We are creative, eager, competitive and industrious. We are gregarious, convincing and highly motivated. We help to create and change the world around us and make no excuses for who we are. Life is an adventure and we love to live it. Turning all these qualities to our advantages naturally leads us into being leaders of industry. We may have a unique skill or product to offer, or, we may simply want to control our own destiny. My varied 40 years…
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    thoughtLEADERS, LLC

  • Simple Leadership Techniques That Save You Time

    Mike Figliuolo
    27 Jul 2015 | 4:02 am
    Leaders are tired of simply being told to “do better” and instead they hunger for practical and simple guidance on how to do that. Learn some simple techniques for being a better leader and saving time in the process. Today’s post is part two of a longer interview conducted by Wally Bock. (You can read […] 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 comfortable are you asking questions you don’t know the answers to?

    Mike Figliuolo
    23 Jul 2015 | 10:14 am
    Our reader poll today asks: How comfortable are you asking questions you don’t know the answers to? – Very — I have no problem asking questions about any topic: 84.4% – Somewhat — I don’t do it very often: 13.42% – Not very — I tend to only ask questions I know the answer to: […] This is only the beginning of the thought... Please click the article headline above or go to http://www.thoughtleadersllc.com/blog for more.
  • The Mistake Leaders Make When Trying to be Fair

    Mike Figliuolo
    22 Jul 2015 | 3:56 am
    Every leader wants to be fair to their team members. Unfortunately many leaders make a very simple mistake when thinking about and acting on fairness.  Once they make a simple mental shift, they can truly be fair to all the members of their team. Today’s post is taken from a longer interview conducted by Wally […] This is only the beginning of the thought... Please click the article headline above or go to http://www.thoughtleadersllc.com/blog for more.
  • The World’s Newest Approach for Being a Great Leader

    Mike Figliuolo
    20 Jul 2015 | 4:02 am
    Looking for an edge? Or perhaps a way to get out from under that crushing pressure that pounds on you day after day? If you’re tired of complex tools and approaches to being a better leader, you’ll be thrilled with the world’s newest approach to leading your team more effectively. IT’S FINALLY HERE! Our new […] This is only the beginning of the thought... Please click the article headline above or go to http://www.thoughtleadersllc.com/blog for more.
  • Do you consider your team to be high-performing?

    Mike Figliuolo
    16 Jul 2015 | 10:30 am
    Our reader poll today asks: Do you consider your team to be high-performing? – Absolutely — we’re a very high-performing team: 41.84% – Kind of — we have moments of high performance: 47.11% – Not really — we rarely have high-performing moments: 6.05% – Definitely not — this team needs a lot of improvement: 5% […] 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

  • Passion Statements

    Izzy Justice
    5 Jul 2015 | 11:41 am
    Whether I am coaching an executive in a company or a professional athlete, I always ask the question: What is your Passion Statement? The answer can’t be “because I love what I do.” The answer should be why you love what you do. What is it about what you do that you find meaningful? How much of the response is really a part of your identity. Unlike elevator speeches, which are those 60-second pitches describing who you are or what you do, the primary audience for Passion Statements is yourself. It should not be what you think someone else wants to hear or what you are…
  • Boss vs Leader

    Izzy Justice
    14 Jun 2015 | 4:57 pm
  • Power of Appreciation

    Izzy Justice
    1 Jun 2015 | 6:40 am
    This is by no means a new topic. Who can really argue that showing appreciation to others – friends, family, coworkers, employees and others – is not a good thing? So why is it still an issue we see recurring in exit interviews of employees and in failed or unhealthy relationships? The most common answer is lack of time. And I think we can all safely label that as terrible excuse. My take is that we do not really understand the true value of appreciation, and this devalues its role and priority in day to day interactions.  From a neuroscience perspective, know that we are wired…
  • All Emotions are Contagious

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

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

    Avil Beckford
    24 Jul 2015 | 6:44 am
    Send to Kindle Listen to this Post The Elite by Kiera Cass, Book Review Related Post The Selection by Kiera Cass, Book Review A few days ago, I reviewed The Selection by Kiera Cass, and today I focus on The Elite (The Selection), the second book in the Selection series. Only six young ladies – Marlee Tames, Celeste Newsome, Kriss Ambers, Natalie Luca, Elise Whisks and America Singer – are competing for Prince Maxon’s engagement ring. He has to find a wife among these six young ladies. One of the things that I have noticed with trilogies, is that the second book in the series is…
  • The Selection by Kiera Cass, Book Review

    Avil Beckford
    20 Jul 2015 | 6:17 am
    Send to Kindle Listen to this Post The Selection by Kiera Cass, Book Review Since the summer started, I have read several books, a few of which have strong, young female characters, and I am ecstatic. There are times when we go on a journey and end up somewhere that’s wonderful. Not long ago, I got a notification from Quora, and a man was talking about his 13 year old daughter who reads a book a day, and reviews them on her blog. I was very impressed, so I visited her blog PriyankaReads. At 13 years old, I enjoyed reading, but my reading was not as diverse as Priyanka Mehta. So far, based…
  • How Construction Can Help You Achieve Career Success

    Avil Beckford
    16 Jul 2015 | 5:38 am
    Send to Kindle Listen to this Post How Construction Can Help You Achieve Career Success Construction around Toronto I don’t know a lot about construction. In fact, if I am honest, I must admit that I do not know anything about construction. But, I must say, as an introvert, I observe a lot of what’s going on around me. I live in downtown Toronto, and condos are going up everywhere. A couple of months ago, about two blocks from where I live, a demolition company was knocking down a brick building, and for a few days, I would take photos to document their progress, but didn’t think much…
  • 3 Steps to LinkedIn Mastery by Alex Pirouz

    Avil Beckford
    15 Jul 2015 | 10:12 am
    Send to Kindle Listen to this Post 3 Steps to LinkedIn Mastery by Alex Pirouz, Linkfluencer Over the past year or so, there have been great interest in LinkedIn, the social media platform for professionals. Several books have been published, and there is a rise in the number of LinkedIn experts. Many people are now using LinkedIn to generate leads for their businesses. Recently, I reviewed Connect: The Secret LinkedIn Playbook To Generate Leads, Build Relationships, And Dramatically Increase Your Sales by Josh Turner. In the book, Turner outlines in great detail, his lead generation process,…
  • How I Choose Books to Read

    Avil Beckford
    12 Jul 2015 | 8:33 am
    Send to Kindle Listen to this Post How I Choose Books to Read How I Choose Books to Read How do you choose which books to read? Do you devour recommendations from your favorite critic? Or do you read what your friends are reading? Or do you read books that win major awards? Or do you have some other systems in place? For me, I do not listen to critics. My friends and I have very different taste in books, so I often have no interest in reading what they are reading. I don’t necessarily pay attention to books that win awards. Sometimes I get recommendations from sales associates in Indigo,…
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    Rebel Brown

  • My Brain Made Me Do It!

    rebel brown
    14 Jul 2015 | 3:27 am
    Most of you know I’m a cowgirl at heart. I’ve been showing western horses since I was a kid. My latest venture is into the world of reined cow horses.  What a sport!  The hardest thing I’ve ever done. Part of my challenge has been my precious mare, Pearli.  She had a tough start and the show pen became a scary place for her. The first time I showed her, she tried to lay down rather than go into that arena.  Took 3 guys to get her in.  After that, well, Toad’s Wild Ride comes to mind. We’ve worked hard to heal that panic.  These days,  everything in the…
  • Why Your Brain is Defective

    rebel brown
    13 Jul 2015 | 6:40 am
    Your brain is defective. So is mine. So is every other human’s. That’s right. We’re all defective. Here’s why. Our Brains Are Crappy at Processing Information We’ve all heard that the human mind/brain is an amazing computer, the biggest and baddest on the planet.  Guess what? It’s not. Our conscious mind is the slowest computer around, able to manage a mere 57 bits/second.  That’s less than the world’s first floppy-based PC.  Seriously. Our unconscious mind has greater processing power, filtering some 11M bits/second to select 126 bits to…
  • Why Neuroscience is the New Leadership (and Human) Frontier

    rebel brown
    18 Jun 2015 | 3:35 am
    Every day we learn that what we’ve been taught about our human minds and behaviors is pretty much wrong. For example we’ve been told that: Humans are rational creatures dominated by our conscious, logical minds. That’s not true. Our unconscious minds drive 90- 95% of our decisions and behaviors. We don’t even know it’s happening. People are people and we can motivate and lead all of them with similar proven techniques.  What if I told you that no two humans are programmed the same?  That’s right. Every single human is unique – and needs unique…
  • Why We Conform

    rebel brown
    7 Jun 2015 | 3:25 pm
    Have you ever wondered why a large numbers of people will follow a mesmerizing leader, even when that leader is just plain nuts?   Or what about the group that hangs onto some belief or behavior even when its validity is long gone.  It’s happening right now in our political parties, religious factions, sports affiliations and more.  In business, this tendency to herd up is a key cause of business stasis…. the first step toward decline. I keep asking myself. If we’re the most intelligent species on the planet, why are we so driven to follow the herd? Our Brains are Wired…
  • How To Use Your Voice To Mesmerize Your Buyer

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

  • 7 Keys to Leading Change

    Jim Clemmer
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    Change isn’t news. But the continually accelerating pace of organizational change is. People feel inundated, overwhelmed, and stressed. Adaptive organizations provide inspiration and practical tools to everyone in order to help deal with our rapid pace of change and uncertainty. Our turbulent times have created waves of fear, frustration, and uncertainty. When these negative forces flood through the workplace, they often wash away morale and motivation. It’s impossible to predict where all this change is taking us. But one thing is certain — the pace of change is not likely…
  • Balancing Life in the Fast Lane with Slow Country Backroads

    Jim Clemmer
    23 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    Gandhi, the towering political and spiritual leader of India and the Indian independence movement, once observed “There is more to life than increasing its speed.” But we live in an ever accelerating world. Zenger Folkman’s research based on their “speed index” showed that extraordinary leaders are both quick and effective. Ten years ago I bought a summer toy: a two-seat roadster convertible. At first, my wife, Heather, was just indulging me when she agreed to go along on a few rides. Fairly quickly, though, she got into the joy of cruising along tree-lined…
  • 7 Steps to Building Bolder (and dramatically more effective) Leaders

    Jim Clemmer
    21 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    Are the leaders in your organization timid or bold? What is bold leadership? How does it differ from timid leadership? How much of a difference does bold leadership make? Zenger Folkman recently studied 360-degree reports on more than 50,000 leaders in all industries and from all parts of the world. This new research identified leaders who exhibit bold behaviors contrasted to their timid (and much less effective) counterparts. Bold leaders produced dramatically higher results in every measure of organizational and performance outcomes. This info graphic summarizes the key findings: ZF’s…
  • Using 360 Assessments for Talent/Performance Management versus Personal Development

    Jim Clemmer
    16 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    360 assessments are now being used by over 85% of larger and leading organizations. As I wrote in “9 Problems with 360 Multi-Rater Assessments” there’s a growing backlash and resistance to their use because they often search for gaps and weaknesses. Our work with Zenger Folkman has shown that 360 data on a leader’s effectiveness can very accurately predict levels of employee engagement, turnover, customer satisfaction, discretionary effort, profitability, health and safety, and other key results. These correlations provide strong evidence that 360 assessment ratings…
  • 8 Ways to Build Leadership Development on the Job

    Jim Clemmer
    14 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    Last year we started offering one-on-one phone coaching around The Extraordinary Leader 360 assessments and building strengths-based personal development plans. These typically involve 2, 3, and sometimes more sessions about a month or two apart. As leaders have reported back on their progress we’ve further developed and expanded their action plans. Typically the first step in the leader’s personal development plan is meeting with his or her manager. In one such meeting the senior executive and his manager realized their rankings of the most important skills for that…
 
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    Global NLP Training Blog

  • NLP Trainers Training Tips Part II

    Nicole Schneider
    24 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    NLP Trainers training Tips Part I See above for the first 5 tips for NLP Trainers Training. In this article I will give you 5 more. NLP Trainers Training Trick 6: Taking Responsibility for Your Emotional State Over the years, I have found one determining factor between when things just fly in flow, and when they do not. It is your own emotional state as a trainer. Especially if you are a good rapport builder with your group, you need to be able to pace and lead them into a good emotional state. First, I determine the emotional state that is useful for what I am teaching. On the first day…
  • Nicole’s New Easiest Weight Loss & Health Solution

    Nicole Schneider
    12 Jul 2015 | 4:04 am
    Who wants to play with my Personal Trainer (Chandra from Vitalchew) and myself in a 10 day transformation for health and weight loss? I did the 10 day transformation during an NLP training on Bali, kicked food addiction, lost a lot of weight, re-set my metabolism and felt amazing. I hope that a few people will join me and my Personal Trainer inside a Facebook group for 10 days. She is doing it for health reasons, I am doing it because I want to lose even more weight. Three reasons to play: 1. Weight loss, cutting food addiction, speed up metabolism. 2. Health transformation and detox. 3.
  • 10 NLP Trainers Training Tricks Part I

    Nicole Schneider
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:00 am
    NLP trainers and NLP students giving workshops on the topic often come to me for my advise, or wish to re-train with me to update their skill set with me as a senior trainer who has seen and done it all: not just students of all flavors (and challenges), but even calamities inside the training venue. I would say things calmed down a long time ago for me, because the crystal ball gets a little clearer, and our experience allows us to create balanced NLP classes, where the biggest wave is the one of students’ personal breakthroughs. 10 NLP Trainers training tricks: Tip 1: 70/30 Comfort rule:…
  • NLP and Decision Making

    Nicole Schneider
    17 Jun 2015 | 12:35 pm
    NLP and decision making go hand in hand. There are multiple strategies possible. While in Barbados I created two videos outlining two NLP decision making strategies, one for the long term and one for the short term. They can be used for a host of different reasons to go ahead with a goal or not, eating, or any situation where you have to decide right or left. Video: NLP Decision making strategy: short term Click here to view the embedded video. Decision making strategy: long term Click here to view the embedded video. On our youtube channel you will find many other NLP instruction videos such…
  • NLP Timeline Technique for Procrastination

    Nicole Schneider
    10 Jun 2015 | 12:17 pm
    An NLP Timeline Technique for procrastination after discovering the positive intention would be ideal. How to you discover the positive intention? Read the previous article: NLP Life Coaching Technique for Procrastination. The steps: 1. Close your eyes, go inside, and take a moment to relax. And get a sense of your life path, even our life paths often in our bodies and minds represent themselves in a certain way. We may or we may not, get a sense where our present is, our past, and our future. They may go up and down, left or right. Where would your future be? Imagine your future as a…
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    Corporate Class Inc.

  • Before Your Next Trip Overseas…

    Jennifer
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:03 am
    Travelling abroad for work can often be an exciting and rewarding perk of your career. It is an opportunity to visit a new place, meet new people and see new sights. Often, traveling abroad for work isn’t always just about work, and usually involves some leisure time as well. You will be conducting business with those you are traveling to meet, and perhaps even travelling around the city or country with them as well during some leisure time. As much as your mind is (and should be) focused on the important meetings to come, it is imperative that you take the time to do some research on the…
  • How Casual is Too Casual on Friday’s?

    Diane Craig
    20 Jul 2015 | 9:21 am
    Friday’s at the office is something everyone looks forward to – not only does it signal the impending weekend (freedom!), but it often means you get to don something a little more casual to work. This can really be a great opportunity to show off your personal style and personality to your coworkers. As exciting and thrilling casual Friday’s are, it’s important to remember that “casual Friday” should not translate to “today I’m wearing pyjama’s to work” or my “Saturday’s grubbies”. There are still guidelines to follow when dressing down at the office. Yoga Pants are…
  • How To Nurture Your Newest Contacts

    Diane Craig
    13 Jul 2015 | 10:12 am
    If you’re a professional, you know the utter power and influence networking possesses. Networking isn’t always a formal event; it can consist of essentially any activity in which the opportunity to meet new people is present (a tennis tournament, your daughters skating arena, lunch with coworkers, or a family get-together). As a professional, it’s important to recognize that just about everything you do, and everywhere you go, has the potential to be a networking opportunity. In fact, grocery stores across Canada have picked up on the opportunity for young singles to meet while picking…
  • How to Nail Your Next Skype Call

    Diane Craig
    6 Jul 2015 | 6:50 am
    There is no question that technology has integrated itself so seamlessly in the world of business that almost no business transaction can be completed without its use. The need to keep up with the world of technology has never been so pronounced, especially when it comes to your career.   A relatively recent technology that has proven extremely valuable in the world of business is Skype. If you are unfamiliar with it, it is a software application that allows two people who have access to a computer to contact each other via the Internet; the webcam is also frequently used for video…
  • Is “best” the worst way to end an email?

    Diane Craig
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:27 pm
    You may or may not have stumbled upon the article in Bloomberg News which claims that “best” may in fact be the worst way to end an email. Email etiquette consultant Judith Kallos states that “…best is benign. […] It works when you apparently don’t know what else to use.” Others continue to bash the signoff, saying it is impersonal, abrupt and charmless, amongst other things. The experts quoted in this article believe that the best way to end an email is by saying nothing at all. But is that really the case? Not saying anything at the end of an email can come off as curt, short,…
 
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  • How Great Leaders Manage Perceptions

    Patsi Krakoff
    23 Jul 2015 | 7:04 am
    As a leader, how adept are you at communicating your true intentions and managing perceptions? Even at the highest levels of government and business, leaders struggle to communicate their intentions. Most of us have some demonstrable deficiencies when it comes to influencing others. “You can influence people’s perceptions of you by playing to their needs. Once you understand how to make other people feel comfortable with you, you’ve won their approval.” —Corporate marketing consultant Camille Lavington, You’ve Only Got Three Seconds (Main Street Books, 1998) A leader’s words may…
  • Digital Distractions: The War for Your Attention

    Patsi Krakoff
    6 Jul 2015 | 7:56 am
    Are you letting digital devices overwhelm you and eat away at your ability to focus and concentrate? Is technology really saving you time and energy —like it’s supposed to do —or is it running rampant, creating unnecessary work? Most of us are bombarded by messages, texts, alerts, and buzzed throughout the day with rings, chirps, and dings, making it difficult to concentrate on crucial information. With the slightest urge to procrastinate, we’re never more than a click away from diversion. This 24/7 connected culture is taking its toll professionally as well as personally. We…
  • Midcareer Crisis …or Opportunity?

    Patsi Krakoff
    21 Jun 2015 | 10:22 am
    Have you ever had a midcareer fantasy where you quit your job and go do something new? Many executives secretly admit to their coaches that they’re contemplating midcareer shifts. They may not actively seek change, but they certainly start imagining it. Of LinkedIn’s 313 million members, 25% are active job seekers; 60% are passive job seekers (not proactively searching for new jobs, but seriously willing to consider viable opportunities). There’s also been a steady increase in self-employed and temporary workers over the last two decades. Entrepreneurship may sound lucrative every time…
  • Make Behavioral Changes Last

    Patsi Krakoff
    5 Jun 2015 | 6:34 am
    What’s the most significant change in behavior you’ve made as an adult? For some, it’s quitting smoking or drinking, or making healthy changes in eating and exercising. For others, it’s becoming a better listener, a more effective manager, or a nicer partner or spouse. No matter what changes you’ve made, whether physical, social, or work-related, almost everyone agrees that lasting change is hard. It requires determination, motivation, vigilance, persistence, and long-term commitment. Most would agree that asking for help from a trusted friend, mentor, or…
  • Strengths-Based Leadership

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

  • Scared does NOT mean Not-qualified

    Patty Azzarello
    27 Jul 2015 | 3:54 pm
    Scared is OK, disqualifying yourself is not It’s been awhile since I’ve written about this, and there are so many new followers of this blog (thank you and welcome!), so I wanted to write this short blog because I think it’s really important to share this: Everyone gets scared. Executives get scared. Every time I got a big promotion, I was scared. If you are human, you will get scared when you face a new, big challenge or opportunity. (Unless you are a psychopath — those are basically your two choices: 1. human and scared or 2. psychopath). While it’s OK to be…
  • Stop having status meetings. 5 better things to do instead.

    Patty Azzarello
    21 Jul 2015 | 6:17 am
    What’s a good staff meeting? I have found myself talking about this with several clients over the past few weeks, so I decided to refresh this article. This is such an important topic that any effective manager needs to get really right. Questions I get: What should I be doing with my staff as a team? How should I organize my staff meetings? What are the right topics to discuss? What is the right agenda for a staff meeting? One of the most important things to recognize is that if you take the time to collect your team together as a team, the last thing you should do is review status.
  • Influence…Don’t be THAT guy

    Patty Azzarello
    6 Jul 2015 | 2:50 pm
    The biggest factor in influence So many of my clients ask me about influence. They want to know how to better personally influence others or how to train their managers on influence and engagement. The answer is simple but not easy. The simple answer is to make people WANT to help you. Don’t be THAT guy Here is what I mean. Think about when you are really busy and you are in your office working on something — and how there are some people who, when you see them coming, you are still glad to see them — even if they ask you to do something for them. Then there are other times…
  • How to have more energy when work is making you tired

    Patty Azzarello
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:31 pm
    Preserving your energy As I was writing the title for this post, I recalled when a former boss told me, “What I need most from you is to cope. I need you to be willing to come back every day.” This was a real gift to me because sometimes merely coping with the strain of a tough job seems all you can really do. You’re worried about not adding enough value because you are barely coping. But this comment made me think about truly, how much trouble it would be for your boss if you weren’t there — coping! So give yourself some slack. Work is hard. Coping is an…
  • Building a Stronger Team

    Patty Azzarello
    24 Jun 2015 | 3:16 pm
    This month’s Professional Development webinar was on the topic of Building a Stronger Team. If you missed it you can download the recording. Members of Azzarello group can download this webinar for free. Is your team capable of doing what the business needs? Your job as a leader is to build the team you need, not to make due with the team you have. It’s vitally important that you match your strategic business commitments to what your team can actually deliver. Building the right team on purpose In this webinar we talked about how to assess (and change) your team if necessary, so that…
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    Coaches Training Blog

  • Have You Heard About Vistage Executive Coaching?

    Fred Phillips
    27 Jul 2015 | 4:36 pm
    Have you heard the name Vistage Executive Coaching? If you own or manage a business, you might want to write this name down – Vistage Executive Coaching. What is Vistage Executive Coaching? Vistage is an executive coaching company that provides business coaching and leadership training for executives and CEOs. They bring together groups of executives, […]
  • Do You Give Life Coach Relationship Training Homework?

    Fred Phillips
    22 Jul 2015 | 6:25 am
    What if you gave life coach relationship training homework to do? Do you think that your clients would do it? Do you think they would take the time out of their day to work on their life coach relationship training homework? Should a Life Coach Give Homework? Ok – life coaches, what do you think? […]
  • Become an Online Fitness Competition Coach

    Fred Phillips
    20 Jul 2015 | 7:07 pm
    Here’s a new coaching niche for you – online fitness competition coach. Can this really be a coaching niche? Is there much demand for an online fitness competition coach? I have no idea, but I do know that there are plenty of fitness competitions, and many competitors need a coach to get maximum results. Be […]
  • What is Play Coach Fitness Integral?

    Fred Phillips
    17 Jul 2015 | 9:30 am
    In an effort to scour the Internet and come up with anything and everything to do with the coaching profession, I came across Play Coach Fitness Integral. What is Play Coach Fitness Integral? Glad you asked! What is Play Coach Integral? From the various entries online, it seems as if Play Coach Fitness Integral is […]
  • What is a Prestigious Coaching Certification?

    Fred Phillips
    15 Jul 2015 | 4:49 am
    Are you looking for a prestigious coaching certification? Do you even know what a prestigious coaching certification is? Does Coaching Certification Even Matter? Can you be a coach without a certification? Do you need something hanging on your wall to prove to the world that you can coach? Well – yes and no. You are […]
 
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    People Management Consulting

  • Workplace Bullies

    Cecil Wampler
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:40 am
    Workplace bullying is very prevalent in the workplace. While it is not as blatant as schoolyard bullying, it can still affect work performance and satisfaction. I will attempt to explain some of the different ways people bully others at work and how they can work to put the practice to an end. The workplace bully usually works in a passive-aggressive manner, so it is not quite obvious to everyone. The bully has people on their side to witness the events how they want them seen. For every person they bully at work, they probably have a pet that they look out for at work. We can see that this…
  • Working with the Worst Office Personalities

    Cecil Wampler
    16 Jun 2015 | 12:16 pm
    In the Washington Business Journal, author Dr. Sylvia Lafair identified 13 of the worst personality types around the office. I think she did a great job at covering most of the people I meet on a daily basis. We might be able to come up with one or two more, like a mix of these 13 types. People are so complex, yet we are simple in a lot of ways. But even knowing these 13 personality types, what good is it beyond entertainment? Knowing how the people you work with react and respond to situations is very advantageous. You can work with their personalities to get more work done and get along a…
  • What are Your “Two-cents” Really Worth?

    Cecil Wampler
    6 Jun 2015 | 10:56 pm
    We often hear people add their opinion to a debate or add their two-cents. Some people always agree while others always find ways to disagree. Some people don’t care and just wait for time to go home. Are you adding value to the arguments and agreements you have in your company? Agreements are not usually helpful in anyway. This is especially true if everyone just agrees with whatever the top person is saying. There is a saying in business that when two people always agree, one of them is no longer necessary. It’s just lazy to agree and let others do all the work. I make it a point to…
  • How Much is “Too Much” Information?

    Cecil Wampler
    25 May 2015 | 5:25 am
    How many times have you said something at work you wished you could take back? It probably happens more often than it should. Sometimes it’s an accidental slip up, but often it’s just our usual conversation that gets us into trouble. I just read an article discussing the five things to never mention at work. Are we all victims of “Too Much Information”? I’ll go over some things we need to think about keeping to ourselves and away from the workplace. 1. Partying/Drinking/Drug Use– this is probably self-explanatory for most of us, but some people still love to tell their…
  • 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…
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    Experteer Magazine

  • The Top Five Most Overused CV Buzzwords

    Experteer Magazine
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Recruiters have seen it a thousand times – or more. The most overused CV buzzwords not only come across as sloppy and unprofessional, but, worse still, they show hiring managers the candidate is just like the rest. These recruiters want applicants who can bring new, fresh ideas to the table, not just another worker to do the job. That’s why it’s important to know how and when to use buzzwords, not mention which words to steer clear of on the CV and in the interview. “Motivated” This is a no-brainer. Most companies expect candidates to be motivated; otherwise why would they…
  • Creating – And Sustaining – A Happy Work Environment

    Margaret Quigley
    27 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Not everyone loves their job. Some menial tasks can’t be avoided, and some days are more challenging than the rest. But as a senior manager, you must wear many hats – fearless leader, networking expert, corporate strategist. And to boost the spirits of your employees and coworkers, sometimes you need to step up and become what we at Experteer call a “mood minister.” This is no easy task, but those in a position of power are often directly responsible for the energy of everyone around. How are your actions and feelings influencing the atmosphere at your office? How can…
  • “Horrible Bosses” – Are You Guilty of These Supervisor Sins?

    Susanne Schlossbauer
    24 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    He might be cynical, bad-tempered, or egocentric – a bad boss usually has one or more of these terrible traits. It’s no wonder that 3/4 of the German workforce are so unmotivated. The ultimate motivation for satisfaction in the workplace is no longer just salary. Today’s employees need to feel appreciated, and have a good relationship with their supervisors to maximize their performance at work. Today you’ll learn how to recognize horrible bosses, and which traits that you, as a senior manager, should quickly fix. A horrible boss doesn’t only hurt motivation at…
  • Managing Difficult Employees – Acknowledge, Approach, and Assess

    Margaret Quigley
    22 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    In a perfect world, your employees would work together in perfect harmony, and your company would be smooth sailing. But if you’ve got an unhappy or disgruntled employee on board, managers must act immediately. A bad attitude can be contagious, and before you know it, you might wind up with a mutiny on your hands. How can senior managers quickly and effectively neutralize any threats to an otherwise satisfied crew? Managing difficult employees is no easy task. Once you’ve spotted an employee who might be causing problems within your organization, it’s time to Acknowledge,…
  • The Worst Resume Trend of 2015: HR Experts Speak Out

    Experteer Magazine
    21 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    HR departments, be warned! A new dastardly resume trend that is sure to cause grief and headaches is headed straight for your inbox. What is this new trend, you ask? Unfortunately for recruiters and HR managers, job seekers are beginning to include a rate-your-own skills section on their resumes. If you haven’t seen one yet, then consider yourself lucky. Still, do yourself a favor and prepare yourself for this new resume craze. As most HR departments and recruiters admit, a rating system does little to help assess a candidate’s skillset. To get the inside scoop, we asked experienced HR…
 
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