HOW TO PUT YOUR PASSION IN MOTION

Anyone who has read books or articles about goal setting understands the importance of setting deadlines. The practice of setting deadlines is required to reach long-term success. However, in order to be effective, deadlines need to be reasonable and achievable in a short amount of time. When deadlines are set too far in the future,…

FIRST TIME MANAGER – PART 1

Step-by-step advice to middle managers about how to become better leaders and help their organizations succeed. He illuminates the unique nature of middle management — the opportunity it affords to influence both those in positions above and below — and teaches those working at this level to hone their skills for both the good of…

WHAT WOMAN WANT

WOMEN AND THE HOME In recent years, oversized houses (that are sometimes referred to as “McMansions”) have enjoyed great popularity. Yet, Underhill believes that these houses appeal more to men’s sensibilities than to women’s. Data suggests that empty nesters want to downsize, and houses which suit nontraditional families sell at a premium. Home buyers do…

CONTENT DEVELOPMENT

STRIKE A CHORD – CONTENT DEVELOPMENT Careful content development with the goal of appealing to emotions will amplify connections between speakers and their audiences, inspiring audience members to action. SHARPs are emotion-triggering elements that should be woven into every communication to engage people’s emotions and inspire them. SHARPs include: *Stories: Stories stir feelings and help people create…

COMMUNICATION AND EMPATHY TOOLS AND STRATEGIES

Communication and empathy are the basis of all social and relationship skills, and a core competency of emotional intelligence. Nadler states that the communication competency includes listening with an open mind, sending convincing and clear messages, and cultivating an empathetic give-and-take. The empathy competency includes understanding other people and being actively interested in other people’s…

Phone Interview

In The Essential Phone Interview Handbook, Paul Bailo outlines the many various tools and skills necessary to ensure a positive phone interview experience, and a successful step toward ultimately securing a job. THE FIVE KEY ELEMENTS Bailo begins by describing five key elements that he believes are the foundation of a strong, memorable phone interview: 1….

WHAT GOOD LEADERS ACTUALLY DO

There is an age-old debate about whether great leaders are born or made. But both the nature and nurture sides of this debate misunderstand leadership as a fixed state reached after study and practice transforms an individual into a leader. Today’s leaders, however, see environments and people freshly, as if for the first time. They…

Leading With Presence- Life Skills By Anubha

Dynamic leaders–leaders who have presence–are made, not born. This applies to both men and women. Anyone can develop and improve his or her leadership skills to become a more authentic leader whom others want to follow. However, being in a position of leadership can be particularly challenging for some women, given the cultural stereotypes and…

Hidden Leader Traits Chapter 2

LEADERS WHO ARE HIDDEN Demonstrate integrity. Those with integrity have a strong personal definition of right and wrong and always act according to that definition. In addition to applying their ethical code in all situations, hidden leaders understand and take into consideration the impact of their decisions on the group. For example, a hidden leader…

Winning with Honest Feedback

The old adage, “What you don’t know can’t hurt you,” is certainly not true in the business world. Women (and men too) looking to grow their careers or simply perform well at their current jobs cannot do so if they are unable to accept constructive feedback on their performance. Unfortunately, many people find constructive feedback…