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The Perceived Leader: How to Get the Leader Label
Often, the biggest trick to getting the Leadership role is to get others to see you as the leader. New research out helps to provide a clear strategy for helping you to cultivate the coveted ‘Leader’ title.
The Power Pose: Increase Your Perceived Confidence and Power Instantly
We have heard that our actions speak louder than our words. In the world of non-verbal communication though, portraying more confidence and strength begins with your posture. Learning to adopt a Power Pose can almost instantaneously make you appear more confident, powerful, credible and capable. Read on to learn the secrets to strengthening your Pose and personal Power.
6 Top Ways to Minimize Your Stress at Work
As much as stress is a permanent fixture in our lives, we do not have to become a slave to it. This article provides you with the Top 6 methods available to help you control and manage your stress levels more successfully on the job.
‘Reasoning’ Our Way to Mediocrity
When push comes to shove, most of us would admit to wanting ‘more’ from our lives, whether more money, time, happiness, success, recognition, love… Something! However, wanting more doesn’t always translate out into doing more. Read on to find out why your ‘reasons’ may be holding you back from achieving what you would like most from your life.
Public Speaking: A True Super Power!
We all have Super Powers, we just don’t all cultivate them. Discover why Public Speaking could be one of your greatest powers and why spending time developing this skill may prove more valuable than you once thought!
How to Build Trust: 11 Tips for Developing Your Trust Level
Building and maintaining trust in our relationships and business dealing is essential to our reputation and longer term success. Given that trust can easily be broken but difficult to repair, it is important that we understand what it takes to embody trustworthiness.
Finding Your Passion: 7 Steps for Helping You Find Yours!
We hear that the key to true satisfaction with our careers, if not our lives in general, is to find and follow our passion. Do something you love and the time will fly and the money will flow. It sounds easy but you can’t follow what you can’t identify. Many people struggle with identifying what their ‘passion’ is. This article outlines a 7-Step process for helping you to find yours!
Influence Technique: The Benjamin Franklin Effect
In today’s business world, we are called upon to work with and through others over whom we have no direct authority. Enhancing our ability to Influence and Persuade others has therefore become a more critical management skill than ever before. In this article we take a lesson from Benjamin Franklin, adding one more technique into our Influence toolkit.
Speaking Tips of the Pros
Regardless of the role we play in business, we are all called upon to share our ideas with others. Unfortunately, many of the best ideas go unheard simply because we lack the skills to deliver a strong vocal message. In this article I highlight 8 key tips from the Pros to help you to get your message out and to get it remembered!
Your Eureka! Moments
We have all had times in which we have experienced a ‘flash’ of seemingly random insight. It turns out that these moments may not be so random after all and learning to craft those moments may improve our decision making skills.
Cultivating a Success Mindset
New research out indicates that our success can, in part, be attributed to not necessarily how smart we are, but whether we believe our intelligence is preset or can improve over time. A shift in our mindset may be all that is holding us back from achieving a greater level of success.
Are You Hearing What I’m Listening To?
In the ideal communication process we have Speaking and Listening. However, much of our skill in Listening fully, attentively and consciously is being lost. Read on to discover how you can tune up your listening skills.
The Invisibility of Introversion
With the emphasis in Corporate America resting squarely on rewarding Extroverted behaviour, Introverts can often be overlooked around the boardroom table. Use some of the tips offered here to help you find a ‘voice’ around the meeting room table and still feel comfortable in your Introverted shoes!
Defence Mechanisms: Which Ones Are You Using?
Our defence mechanisms often serve a useful purpose. In the short term, all are designed as coping mechanisms. However, as time goes by, our defence mechanisms can work against our ability to manage and cope, keeping us from facing the reality of our choices and situation.
The Art of Mastery
What does it take to achieve true mastery, whether in a skill, a subject or an activity? The answer seemingly is straightforward and simple…
Bragging Through Networks
Few of us like, or are good at, marketing ourselves directly to others. Although we may recognise that Bragging is a necessary skill, it may not be a comfortable one. However, there are numerous ways to Brag more effectively, many of which make use of indirect means. Learning to promote yourself through your Social Networks is a great way to extend your voice without have to learn to speak louder!
Success Strategy – Applying Pareto’s Principle
You have likely heard of Pareto’s Principle, also referred to as the 80/20 rule… which states that roughly 80% of the effects are derived from 20% of the causes. In order to enhance our rate of success we need to apply this principle to the work that we do, ensuring that we focus our efforts on the 20% that will net us the highest return.
Personal Power – How to Tap Into Yours
Understanding the principles behind the concept of Personal Power, along with your sources of power, are important contributors to your achieving what you want in life. It is often through our sense of powerless in situations that we undermine our belief in ourselves, leading us to work in ways that support others, not ourselves. Reconnecting with our power-base allows us to begin making decisions and taking actions that are in alignment with our interests and goals, leading to greater success and happiness.
Frenemies: Are Your Friends Sabotaging Your Success?
We all have people in our lives that we consider to be friends, people that not only care about us but that actively support us. What about those people, ostensibly our friends, that seem to want to sabotage, rather than support our success? This article explores the nature of ‘Frenemies’ and provides guidance on how you can manage yours!
The Goldilocks Principle of Success
Although Goldilocks may not be the model of ‘Success’ that would first come to mind, she had one clear insight that we could all benefit from. She was a strong proponent of the value of recognising when things were ‘just right’. For those of us striving to achieve a given level of success in our careers and lives, the concept of ‘just right’ is an important one to integrate into our existing strategies.
Visualize to Realize: Your Success!
We set goals, we make plans, we take action and yet we may still not be realizing fully the level of success that we desire. This article explores the unconscious elements that may be holding us back from achieving the level of success we desire – and how to use visualization to break through!
Choices, Choices! Using the Concept of ‘Choice’ To Influence Others
Determining the type and number of choices that you make available to others will have a definite impact on the success rate of any influence attempt. This article provides you with the basics for understanding how to integrate the concept of ‘choice’ to enhance the quality of your influence strategies.
The Likability Trap
In general, we all like to be liked. As a result, we will engage in behaviours, often unconsciously, designed to get our audience to be positively disposed toward us. Research has shown us that feeling and believing that others like and respect us can be a great source of personal pride. It can go a long way to helping shape our internal beliefs about ourselves.
Emotional State and Its Impact on Influence Success
Research studies have shown a clear connection between the emotional state of the individual and the success of an influence strategy. In these studies, people were either exposed to messages that were designed to induce fear-based emotions or romantic-based emotions. These emotions were created through short stories and film clips.
Manage Your Energy, Instead of Your Time, to Increase Effectiveness
If you are anything like me, then you likely find yourself overloaded with more things to do in a day than can possibly be accomplished. We use technology more to stay on top of things, and to keep in touch with everyone, than to free up our time.
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