storytelling

  (Excerpted from Storytelling Secrets for Successful Speeches by Mark Davis) We captivate the audience when we tell a personal story. They are getting an insight which can be intimate and emotional. It brings them to a private world and they feel respectful and privileged to be listening. Telling our own stories is the easiest. They are…

don't be that guy

We all know “That Guy”—the one who just got started in network marketing and talks too much, tries too hard, spams you on social media. Adam & Michelle Carey are a successful network marketing couple who, like many of us, had to learn a few lessons about network marketing etiquette the hard way. They’ve written…

When the wave of change hits—and it always has and always will—you can choose to cower down and let it crush you, or you can embrace the new circumstances, learn from them, and ride the wave to a more positive future. My book The Shark and the Goldfish tells the story of a pampered goldfish…

cross cultural communication

The landscape of international business has changed dramatically in the last 30 years. People are more globally connected than ever before. Cross-border mergers and acquisitions, the globalization of media and entertainment are only accelerating. Yet people and cultures change slowly. Getting under the skin of other cultures (and your own!) and understanding how to make…

5 hour work day

Contributor:  Stephan Aarstol   What if I told you that you could work fewer hours and be paid the same, or even more? What if I told you that you could be done with work early, every day? What if I told you that this is also the fastest way to grow your business? I…

employee to entrepreneur

It’s no secret. The notion of the idyllic “American Dream” has changed over the past few years – and really, the shift has been happening slowly over the last two decades. One-time certainties like job security, retirement, and even social security, are now in question for millions of Americans. For our parents and their parents,…

We’re in the silly season, the time of U.S. presidential primaries, and one effect of the media assault is that it makes us examine this thing called “leadership.” It’s easy to think of leadership as something that relates only to the elite few: the CEO, the president, the general, the boss. But silly season notwithstanding,…

Contributor: Cash Nickerson Communication is one of the building blocks of any team’s success. Considering the greatest communicators in business, academic, and social settings, I find they have one thing in common: They are all great listeners. Listening seems to be the ultimate differentiator. People think of great leaders as speakers and writers , but up close, they speak less…

Contributor: Jon Mertz Millennials are about to take over the role of leader in the 21st Century. The leaders of successful businesses and organizations will be Millennials who master and practice mindfulness in everything they do. Mindfulness has become the most important unifying principle in the stability and sustainability of the future. Mindfulness allows people…

Jennifer Noel Taylor

Contributor: Jennifer Noel Taylor How many times have you seen people struggle with this dilemma: do what you love, but live like a “starving artist,” or put up with a job you hate to pay the bills. The people who love their jobs, seem to be the “lucky ones” – the few and far between…