How to Create A Connection That Is Remembered

How do I create a connection with my team? How do I connect with my boss? How can I get my team to connect with each other? How do I reach that influencer? How do I create a connection so that I’m remembered? ….or really what’s the point? What would be possible if you spoke to the human behind the …

Power Doesn’t Make You A Leader, Caring Does

During the introduction to the trainings I facilitate, I often share that we are privileged that Google, Microsoft and other amazing teams are clients of ours. I share this for the specific purpose of inviting the participants to reflect on why these, arguably successful companies, hire us so it benefits the participants in front of me. Why would they want …

If Today Were The Last Day Of Your Life…

In one of the trainings I facilitate focused on squeezing more productivity out of the day, I share this question that the late Steve Jobs used to ask himself in the mirror daily. It inspires millions to bring awareness to the moment. Maybe it will inspire a fresh perspective in you. May you lead and be great. With Gratitude & …

If It Were Easy Everyone Would Do It

At some point you’re going be sick enough, tired enough, pissed off enough, passionate against something enough, passionate for something enough that you shift, that you move, that you stand up and BE the greatest expression of personal leadership in your own life. When you do? You become a model of possibility to those that quietly watch…. simply by standing …

Leaders Are Either ALL IN or All Out

Extraordinary leaders are either all in or all out. They are NEVER in the middle. They NEVER are kinda sorta, well maybe I’ll try, and any other middle of the road nonsense. They are all in and take responsibility for whatever consequences follow, good, bad, whatever. Have a listen. What are your thoughts on this idea?

Is It Possible To Have Profit AND People vs. Either Or?

Have you considered the possibility that you can have happy, empowered employees AND a growing company? And really this isn’t just about companies, it’s a tool we can can anytime we think we must choose between two options. I believe it’s not just possible to have people AND profit, it’s a fact with companies that invest in their most valuable …

How Is That TRYING To Believe In Yourself Working?

I had a conversation with a speaker that was hungry to get herself booked to speak more and she something like this… “if I just believe in myself more, I’d get better results”. Hey, I’m all about the Be, Do, Have formula…you know if you want to HAVE more love in your life, DO loving things and BE loving… BUT …

Which Leadership Quality Defines The Extraordinary Leader?

Are you aware of your leadership qualities? Do you realize what you do extraordinarily well? Are you willing to look at what you’re not the best at? The most effective leaders I’ve ever met are self-aware.  They are able to see things exactly as they are, without any judgement or prejudice. In my research of what makes an extraordinary leader, …

10 Communication Strategies of Extraordinary Leaders

Dr. Travis Bradberry says “No one ever became a great leader without first becoming a great communicator.” Of course I agree with that! Sure, there are probably some good leaders that communicate perfectly fine, but we’re talking GREAT LEADERS here. Travis goes on to say… “Great leaders connect with people on an emotional level every time they speak. Their words …

Building a Team That Wins

Facilitating team building events and trainings across the globe, I see the ABCs of building a team that wins in action each week. Building a corporate team that wins doesn’t have to be hard but we sure do make it hard. The fun part of getting to facilitate this process again and again is the patterns reveal themselves again and …

I Won’t Give Up

Yes, it’s true I’m a romantic. And I’m proud to say it. If it takes standing for your vision of the world more than you some days, I will. If it takes standing for the very best you I see in you, even we you ain’t feeling it, I will. If it takes loving who you are when you forget, …

How Are You Treating Yourself?

No matter what or how much I do, someone is still upset with me, somewhere. Sound familiar?  It’s a story that routinely runs around my brain.  As a leader that believes I am put on this planet to make a difference in the lives around me, it’s a constant. Do I beat myself up feeling I could have done more? …

When You Show You Care, They’ll Care About You

Simple powerful way to stay top of mind, which is key if you’re looking to leverage your networking results. Don’t just network to network, network to be remembered! 1:32 is a key point.

Virtual Coffee with Thomas Mangum & Tim McDonald

What can we learn about connecting from Tim McDonald, Director of Community at The Huffington Post? Listen in and learn. Thoughts?  Join the conversation HERE! Connect with Tim McDonald at @tamcdonald Learn more about Becoming A Masterful Networker now!

The Best Thing To Say Sometimes Is… I’m Just Not Into You

Every single week, I share this theme with a group of entreprenuers I’m coaching. It’s not just when you’re on the buyer side of an idea, product or service.  As a seller, be willing to tell them you’re just not into them. The entreprenuers I coach learn about being the reluctant seller and working only with motivated buyers or at …

Networking Events Suck!

“I personally really dislike “business networking” events.  At almost every one of these events, it seems like the goal is to walk around and find people to trade business cards with, with the hope of meeting someone who can help you out in business and in exchange you can help that person out somehow.  I generally try to avoid those …

212 Degrees

One degree is all it takes. That next person.  That next call.  That next child. That next wakeup. That deliberate act of compassion. That next “hey I was thinking of you today”. Join the conversation on the Facebook page and get on the list at the right.

Act on The Prompting To Create Connection

Do you ever think of saying something nice to someone then change your mind? Do you ever have two people flash into your mind and think they should speak, but not act on it? Do you ever get the feeling when speaking with someone that what they are saying doesn’t match the feeling you’re getting? Every day we get signals …

Affiliate Marketer – Why No One Is Buying What You’re Selling

I get it. You were attracted to affiliate and internet marketing because you can do it from the safety of your home. For years I’ve watched online marketers do and say stuff they would NEVER do if they were live and in front of a person. The general rule is if you wouldn’t say it, be it, or do it …