The Panic Attack Barrier to Success

By Beverley Vaughn

Panic means sudden uncontrollable fear or anxiety, often causing really unthinking behavior. When you panic it causes alarms to go up making you aware of danger. You get anxious, worried, a feeling of dread comes over you, and you become filled with apprehensions. I love synonyms because adding them to our dialog brings greater understanding of our thoughts regarding our insights. Some synonyms fo

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Four Ways To Get Back On Track With Your New Year's Resolutions

By Caroline Ceniza-Levine

Over 40% of goal-setters drop their new year’s resolutions before the end of January. If the motivation for your new year’s resolutions is waning, here are four ways to get back on track:Reconnect with your reasons.Reaching for a goal takes you out of your comfort zone, and this discomfort causes resistance. Andy Molinsky, professor of psychology and organizational behavior at

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Simplify the Complex

By Bob Goodyear

In today’s world, information is more readily available to everyone than at any other time in history.  A simple  search on the internet can find everything from a great chocolate chip cookie recipe to the mapping of the human genome.  This ability is a great thing for all of us.  As speakers, many times we want to include everything we know into our presentation and

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Free e-book : Storytelling For Leaders and Salespeople

By Jim Signorelli

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Low Morale At The Office? Five Ways To Motivate Your Team

By Caroline Ceniza-Levine

In a recent post, I wrote about how to motivate yourself and get back to work when you resist it (say, after a holiday break!). But what if you’re the manager in charge of getting your team back on track? I’ve seen workplaces in fast-growth mode where burnout is a real danger. On the flip side, I’ve seen workplaces in the midst of a slowdown or a restructuring where anxiety eats

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Leadership and Human Nature

By Tim Stevenson

Leaders sometimes need a reality check and an attitude adjustmentTHERE’S A MOMENT in the classic film Casablanca I especially enjoy. Czech freedom fighter Victor Laszlo has stirred up the patriotic fervor of the guests at Rick’s Café, and the Nazis are not pleased (the time is 1942). An incensed Major Strasser marches up to the cheerfully corrupt French policeman, Captain Re

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How to Ignite Your Team for 2017

By Lawrence Polsky

Ask any CEO their goals for the year and they will tell you their market growth and profitability targets. But ask them WHY these goals matter, and many won’t get beyond long-term growth and competitive advantage. These are important reasons to set goals but they won't set your team on fire. They won't give your team the energy to climb the hurdles they will face. Orga

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Leadership Is Situational

By Tim Stevenson

It's crucial to identify what kind of leadership is called forA FIRE COMMANDER leads his team into a house to fight what seems to be a simple kitchen fire. After trying conventional methods for a few minutes, the commander is puzzled to find they don’t work. He suddenly feels uneasy, and barks, “Everybody out! Now!”Just as the team reaches the sidewalk outside, the fi

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3 Principles for Building an Effective Team

By Tim Stevenson

Team development requires more than authority and answersONE OF THE most beautiful things in the world is the functioning of a self-motivated effective team. It is also one of the most challenging things in the world to develop.One bit of good news: Just is there is no “right” personality or temperament to be an effective leader, there is no “right” group personalit

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The Price of Excellence

By Tim Stevenson

Entropy is all around us. Leaders provide the antidote.LIKE MANY PARENTS, leaders are often on a search for the magic pill. While few verbalize it, they long for some method by which they can instruct people once and have them go on to function like wind-up toys, without further attention. It can’t happen.As we enter a new year, it is a good time to reexamine expectations. What does

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