My children are now 25 and 23. Even so, I still get questions and relish the connection, discussion and learning that occurs following the questions. This week, Chris Widener shares his thoughts on the benefits of asking questions and fostering a culture of inquisitiveness in your business.
It’s been proven over and over again in the education field that when a teacher believes in a student and expects them to do well, it positively influences the student’s performance. This week’s Tip brings this concept into the business world.
How many times have you been told you are really good at something? How about the opposite, that you aren’t very good at something? This week’s Tip is a reminder that you can always learn new skills.
Assumptions can get you into trouble. Remember that time you asked the woman when she was due and she wasn’t pregnant? This week’s Tip by Steve Straus brings awareness to why you may be misusing assumptions in your own life.
This week’s Tip made me laugh out loud and reminded me of the importance of getting to the point in our communication with others.
Leading your organization is not an easy task. This week’s Tip shares 5 traits that will help you get there. I’m working with a number of young entrepreneurs who are building their businesses or departments. I love that they are considering their blind spots and getting support to address these areas. What better way to become an even stronger leader?
By taking care of yourself, you have a better outlook. After a hard workout at the gym, I feel confident and competent as evidenced by the way I hold myself and speak. This week’s Tip highlights the difference between passive and confident language. Which do you use?
My Dad, a great lover of nature, would have turned 92 next week. As I reflected, it started me thinking about how we can apply what we observe in nature to our businesses.
“How can I build my sales pipeline?” This is a question that a number of my coaching clients asked recently as we are getting close to the end of the first half of 2012. One source is your existing client base. There may be additional services they need from you and/or they may refer you to other people. The likelihood of their providing these leads is based on two things. First, you ask. Second, you have provided great value. This week’s Tip focuses on the second point.
Want to be more productive? In this week’s Tip, a new contributor, Natalie M. Houston, shares a great idea on how to protect your focus and attention during your “always on” day.