This post will teach you how to advance your career by doing a few things differently than you have in the past. The techniques I’ll discuss are based on my own personal experience in the corporate world. They are straightforward approaches you can start using today to get your career on the right track.
I’ve had my fair share of challenging conversations over the years. It can be tough to deliver a challenging message at work, take critical feedback, deal with an emotional family situation or stand up for what you believe – even when it means going against the views of someone else. How do you deal with […]
It doesn’t a lot of words to make a big impact. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=o0FiCxZKuv8] A few powerful words from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s final speech.
If you want to lead and wonder what it takes for people to trust you and be willing to follow your direction, demonstrate that you trust them. You’ll be amazed at what people will do to live up to your absolute trust in their capabilities.
Leadership is one of the most misunderstood and puzzling things. Last week I was with a group of team leaders at work discussing leadership. I felt that this is something we should challenge people do more of. Someone made the comment that “Ravi…you know that we can’t have everyone lead. We don’t have enough stuff […]
One of my favorites sayings (not sure who to attribute it to): “Who you are speaks so loudly, I can hardly hear a word you are saying” When you have nothing to prove and are acting out of sheer joy, interest, kindness and support – you end up making a far bigger impact than you […]
What you (or a customer, or a partner, etc.) do is far more powerful than what you say. We know in marketing that the best form of marketing is a referral from someone who has actually used and can vouch for a product. In family situations, kids learn best not by being told what to […]
Listening to the audio book for How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie. Read Part 1 and Part 2 for insights from the earlier portions of the book. Here are some insights from this evening’s listening: See things always from another person’s point of view – always, try as hard as you […]
I’m usually not a big fan of Men’s Health magazine, but this month there is a great article full of life lessons from inspiring people Lance Armstrong, Michael Pollan (author of the Omnivore’s Dilemma) and even Barack Obama are featured! The more I read about Barack the more I like him and look forward to […]