4 Public Speaking Tips You Haven't Heard Before
by Lindsey Pollak - Aug, 2015
Deliver a speech. Give a presentation. Share a few thoughts. No matter what you call it, speaking in front of a group — even a small one — tops most people’s dread list. In fact, you may have heard public speaking is Americans’ No. 1 fear. (Hence the old joke that most people would rather be in the casket than delivering the eulogy.) Still, learning to speak well is key to building business relationships, especially if y...
Enjoying Regular Downtime Makes You More Productive
by Beverly Jones - Aug, 2015
One of my first coaching clients, who I'll call "Jake," was a workaholic lawyer. Jake was ambitious and said he hoped a short series of coaching sessions would help him spot ways to make his thriving law practice even stronger. Because Jake wanted to become more efficient, we spoke at length about how he managed his time. His work style was to put in long hours on billable projects, and avoid "wasting time" on law firm ma...
Simple Ain't Easy!
by Marshall Goldsmith - Aug, 2015
As an executive coach, I’ve been helping successful people achieve positive lasting change in behavior for more than thirty-five years. Most of my clients embrace the opportunity to change, and most are aware of the fact that behavioral change will help them become more effective leaders, partners, and even family members. A few are not. My process of helping clients is straightforward and consistent. I interview and liste...
What Got You Here Won't Get You There
by Marshall Goldsmith - Aug, 2015
Let’s dive into one of my favorite coaching exercises. This exercise will help you determine where you are and who you want to become. I love this exercise. I hope you do too! First imagine you’re 95 years old. You’re just about to die. You’re given a gift. To go back in time, to this moment and to tell yourself what was really important and what wasn’t, what really mattered and what didn’t. What advice would this wise “old...
5 Productivity Hacks to Reach Inbox Zero & Reclaim Control
by Melody Wilding - Aug, 2015
When was the last time your inbox was empty? Sometimes I feel as if I spend the entire day just answering emails, without ever finding the time to get to more important projects and tasks. When it comes to email, there’s an inherent pressure and urgency to the task. It’s easy to feel as if we should be constantly checking emails and responding quickly…or we risk the potential of being seen as lazy, unorganized, and unpro...
Leadership Lessons I Learned This Summer
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Aug, 2015
I turned my participation at the National Speakers Association convention into a hybrid getaway. NSA was a transformative learning experience to help me grow my business and a wonderful way to enjoy the sights, sounds, and flavors of Washington, DC. I knew I would glean great info about how to grow as a global public speaker and to further hone my brand and public awareness at NSA. What I did not expect was the extraordinar...
Designing for Millennials: Is That Really a Thing?
by Lindsey Pollak - Jul, 2015
There’s no question millennials are the hot target market these days — and many companies have decided that designing for millennials is a ticket to success. Take the recent Whole Foods announcement about its new store concept, aimed at millennials with “modern, streamlined design, innovative technology, and a curated selection” of lower-priced organic and natural foods. Like many others, I read about the new store concept...
How to Cope Effectively With Discomfort at Work
by Alexandra Levit - Jul, 2015
There’s no way to prevent change and the discomfort that comes along with it, especially in the unpredictable 21st century business world. What you can do, though, is learn to be at peace while chaos swirls around you. When I entered the business world for the first time, I took my Type-A self with me. I was accustomed to executing, perfectly, everything I wanted to do. The thought of my company having a mind of its own ter...
Self-Sabotage No More – Part II: 7 Strategies For Allowing Success
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Jul, 2015
Self-sabotage is when your actions are working against your own best interests, according to Adam Sicinski, creator of the Overcoming Self-Sabotage Mind Map at IQMatrix.com – so the more you can bring self-sabotaging behaviors into conscious awareness, the better. Sicinski says, “[Self-sabotage] not only prevents you from reaching your goals, but it becomes a safety mechanism that protects you from disappointment.” In my...
Winning at Working: Getting Past the Hurdles
by Nan S. Russell - Jul, 2015
One of my work favorites is crossing items off my to-do list. At the end of the day, it feels great to know you’ve made progress, resolved a problem, dealt with a difficult challenge, or accomplished an objective. Unfortunately, too often we find ourselves without those feelings. Instead, frustration, bureaucracy, and unresponsiveness have thwarted our well-being. The person you’ve been waiting to get an answer from doesn’t...
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