Category: Attitude/Motivation for Managers

Manage Smarter 11 – Heather Monahan: Building Confidence, Resilience and Your Personal Brand

Heather Monahan is the CEO of her own company Boss In Heels and author of the new book Confidence Creator – which reveals the essential techniques for building confidence and becoming your most powerful self. She was recognized as a Glass Ceiling Award winner as one of the Most Influential Women in radio in 2017. In episode 11, we discuss the need for leaders to build their own personal brand, building confidence and resilience, and being female in the C-suite.

Breaks Make You More Productive, More Creative and Happier

I read an interesting interview with the author of When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing recently, and took away some thought-provoking ideas about how to be more productive at basically everything. They just might be counter-intuitive to your current beliefs. But give Daniel H. Pink’s research a chance.

Gerhard Gschwandtner: Key to Self-Improvement is Changing Your Mindset

“A human has 60,000 thoughts per day and 80% of them are negative.” This PowerPoint slide rang true for the attendees of the recent Leadership+Talent Development Summit in San Diego. It was almost as thought-provoking as Gerhard Gschwandtner’s address: The Mindset in the Age of Digital Transformation. Backed by research, the founder and CEO of Selling Power shared strategies for finding success and improvement.

How to Get What You Want Out of Your Career: Straight From Brian Tracy

Brian Tracy was hell-bent on doubling LTDS attendees’ incomes in 2018. It’s clear he gets fired up about motivating entrepreneurs and leaders. After decades of researching and presenting productivity practices, the best-selling author still passionately wants others to succeed. At 74, he managed to put us all in our places for 90 minutes while we ate him up – and his zeal – with spoons.

Are You Applying UX Principles to Your Life? (You Should)

I sat in on Breonna Rodriguez’ keynote address at the Columbus Women in Digital Annual Conference and I’d like to share some of her ideas on personal and professional growth. As a lead digital designer for Sesame Street and a digital entrepreneur, she has a cool twist on the user experience model. She spoke on: The UX of your life: Avoid your pitfalls and conquer life with confidence.

2 Ways to Turn Office Envy into Motivation

Today I thought we could cover a different “E” word – envy. Good old-fashioned, sneaks-up-on-you envy within the workplace. At some point in our careers, we’ve all struggled with envy – even when we think we’re above it. Sometimes it just happens. It’s so prevalent that the topic came up in a recent company-wide meeting at my office, which led to a healthy, honest discussion about it.

Just Say No! (To Drugs and Co-Workers)

It is just plain tough to say no – isn’t it? Saying no at work complicates things even further. You need to be a team player. You might be proving yourself still. You could be known as the “Yes!” Woman, because you always help out an come to the rescue. But no one else knows how much is on your plate but you. You are in control of your plate.

How to Tap Into “Actionable Inspiration”

You will never have different results if you keep doing the same thing. Plus, change is inevitable, so why wait? Stand out from competitors and score new successes by evolving.

Thinking about Thinking

What are you thinking about most of the time? How often are you thinking strategically about your business, your sales, your clients, your future?

Top Tips to Help You Leave Your Comfort Zone

Heather Baldwin is a believer that risks are giant steps forward and uses The Usheroff Institute’s tips for smart risk-taking to support her stance in, “How to Take Smart Risks and Win Sales.”

The Eiffel Tower: An Iconic Monument and A Critical Lesson

How much of your time is wasted criticizing other people, their ideas, or their thoughts? And how could you be investing that time to build your own monument? Your own Eiffel Tower.

Is Your Customer Service Customer-Centric?

Your clients are the make or break of your company and their opinion of your service is critical to your business’ future.

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