The Secret to Getting Engineers to be More Charismatic

The idea that qualities like charisma or leadership can be taught is fairly new. Sixty years ago, science dictated that social skills were innate. In a nutshell, is Olivia’s recipe for instant charisma. “Charismatic behaviors must originate in your mind,” she wrote in the The Charisma Myth, which was published last year. “What your mind believes, your body manifests.”

An article about self-worth disguised in a pricing article

I have two questions for you: Pay close attention to how you answer each one, okay? Question #1: How much would you pay to hear me recite poetry for an hour? _____ Question #2: How much would I have to pay you to come listen to me recite poetry for an hour? ______ In your mind, have you said to yourself, “Just come hire me….I’ll pay you…okay no I won’t it works the other way around…but really really really please come.” The way you feel about your own service leaks into what your customers see and hear.

The Secret to Setting A Successful Goal

So how do we take a less-successful business goal and transform it into a more successful one? We just have to fill in three blanks: 1. Here is what I am trying to change (or: Here is what I keep doing instead of the thing I want to do): 2. What supports what’s currently happening? 3. Here’s how I can expand the description of my goal to address these things:

Make Your Fear of Success Obsolete

Essentially, when you fear the things that go along with success (busier schedule, more scrutiny, detractors, added work, new tasks, new people), you start to work against yourself. Because you do want success, but also don’t really want to reach that place. Today, we’re going to learn exactly how to walk through a fear of success. Not ignore it, not bludgeon it, not grit your teeth and bear it – but walk right through it.

Fear of Success: Do You Have One Of These 6 Symptoms?

I saw the bright yellow headline: “Are you afraid of success?” It irritated me so much that I slapped the magazine back onto the waiting room table. Who is afraid of success!? I thought. I’m sick of people inventing anxieties and then foisting them upon the rest of us! Well. (:: scuffs shoes ::) Funny thing that I’ve come to learn: MANY of us are afraid of success. But we don’t often realize it.

Socratic Questions that can Provide Clarity

Socratic questioning is at the heart of critical thinking and a number of homework problems draw from R.W. Paul's six types of Socratic questions

The Art Of The Email Introduction: 10 Rules For Emailing Busy People

Before we get to the details and specifics, at a higher level I think there are several overarching themes and goals that business professionals should be. 1) Help everyone involved 2) Make it easy to help you 3) Build relationships and reputation along the way

How to become insanely well-connected

Chris Fralic is known for helping launch TED Talks and wrote a landmark Forbes piece on nailing email introductions. Here are Fralic’s seven rules for making memorable connections.

Are You (Subconsciously) Afraid of Success?

Sometimes we can be our own worst enemy. Presenting three classic versions of fear of success, and what to do about them. Have you ever found yourself on the verge of a big success, and noticed things starting to go wrong? It begins with a feeling of agitation. The tiniest details irritate you. Reliable people start making alarming mistakes.“What’s up with them? Can’t they see how important this is? Why are they being so careless?”